WAYNE – Following back-to-back weekend invitationals being canceled for the Wayne High softball team, WHS will conclude their regular season home schedule this week.
From the Wayne Softball Complex, a pair of Class C teams showcased Wayne vs. Ponca on Tuesday.
The visiting Indians put the game-tying and go-ahead runs on the board late to pick up a 6-5 victory over Wayne. Ponca is now 15-5 while the Blue Devils had their five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 10-4.
Mackenzie Nissen singled twice and doubled while Logan Miller singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice for Wayne.
Taytem Ellis singled and drove in two runs; Kierah Haase singled and scored; Nyla Bolles singled as Reagan McGuire and Liberty Titiml both scored.
Nissen (142) suffered the loss in seven innings allowing six runs (two earned) off four hits while striking out five batters and walking seven.
Wayne vs. Ponca:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 4 1 – Ponca
0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 8 4 – Wayne
The Blue Devil softball team will host their senior night game on Thursday, September 22 welcoming NEN (Wisner-Pilger/Pender). JV action will get underway at 5 followed by varsity competition at 6:30 p.m. Wayne High Schools will be honoring the softball team and their parents on Thursday as parents should be at the softball complex by 5:30 p.m.
Other games on the scheduled includes the Adams Central Invite in Hastings on Saturday, September 24 as WHS opens with Kearney Catholic at 10 a.m.; at GACC on Thursday, September 29 and the Mid State Conference Tournament in O’Neill on October 1.
Adams Central Invite