WAYNE – With a road game slated for the weekend, the Wayne High baseball team took to the home diamond on Friday.
From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, the Blue Devils welcomed in Class B Crete.
Crete scored in back-to-back innings late in the game to defeat Wayne High, 4-2. The Cardinals improved to 4-3 while the Blue Devils fell to 3-3 on the season.
In the varsity contest, Wayne High scored first in the opening inning to lead 1-0. Following back-to-back scoreless innings, Crete then posted two-run innings in both the fourth and fifth to lead 4-1. The Blue Devils were abled to answer with one run in the home half of the sixth but fell, 4-2. Crete outhit WHS, 6-1 as both teams committed two errors.
Wayne’s lone hit came from Wyatt Heikes while single runs were accounted by Kaleb Moormeier and Aiden Liston.
Heikes (72 pitches) suffered the loss in four innings allowing two earned runs off two hits while striking out three batters and walking five. Moormeier (66 pitches) closed out the final three innings allowing two runs off four hits while striking out seven batters and walking two.
The Wayne High baseball team will next visit Central City/Fullerton/Centura on Saturday, April 2 form Kernel Field in Central City. Varsity action will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the JV game around 1 p.m.