WAYNE – As the Wayne High softball team has a week off from competition, WHS welcomed in their second Class B opponent in the month of August.
From the Wayne Softball Complex, Class C Wayne hosted Class B O’Neill on Tuesday.
With both teams tied at 2-2 going into the sixth inning, the Blue Devils used a two out RBI double from Mackenzie Nissen scoring Jordyn Gamble in the home half of the sixth. Wayne High held onto the 3-2 victory to win their fourth consecutive game now improving to 4-1 as the Eagles dropped their third straight falling to 2-3.
WHS opened scoring with a run in the home half of the first inning and then another run in the third to lead 2-0. O’Neill produced a two-run fourth inning to tie the game up at 2-2. Then following a scoreless fifth, Wayne High scored once more in the sixth as the Eagles stranded the game-tying runner at second base in the top of the seventh favoring the Blue Devils, 3-2.
Joining Nissen with a RBI double was Delaney Kruse who also doubled and drove in two runs while Nyla Bolles singled and scored. Jersi Jensen and Kierah Haase both singled as Taytem Ellis and Gamble both scored.
Nissen (38 pitches) picked up the win in three and a third of relief striking out three batters and walking one. Sammi Gubbels (53) worked the opening three and two-thirds allowing two earned runs off three hits while striking out five batters and walking two.
Emma Smith recorded a solo homerun while Brooklyn Cahoy tripled and drove in a run. Harley Cahoy singled as Autumn Emme scored for O’Neill.
Ryanne Pistulka (84) suffered the complete game loss in six innings allowing three runs (one earned) off five hits while striking out four batters and walking one.
WHS vs. O’Neill:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 3 – O’Neill
1 0 1 0 0 1 X 3 5 1 – Wayne
The Wayne High softball team will next host Bishop Neumann on Tuesday, August 30 from the Wayne Softball Complex at 5/6:30 p.m. for a JV/Varsity outing. O’Neill is back in action on Thursday, August 25 hosting Ponca.