WHS Softball Wins Adams Central Invite, Tori Kniesche Passes 1,000 Strikeout Mark

HASTINGS – Looking to make another trip back to state in a few weeks, the Wayne High softball team competed in the Adams Central Tournament over the weekend.

From the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings, WHS went back to work.

The Blue Devils topped Ord in the opening round (16-3), then edged Milford (1-0) before closing out the tourney as champions thanks to a 13-0 win against Adams Central. Wayne High has won 16 straight to improve to 21-3 on the season. WHS will play the remainder of their regular season games at home this week. On Tuesday, Wayne will host Logan View/Scribner-Snyder before entertaining a top Class C team of GACC on Thursday and then hosting Mid State Conference tourney on Saturday.

Tori Kniesche also recorded her 1,000th strikeout after the win against Milford.

In the win over Ord, Kendall Dorey singled, tripled and drove in three runs while Brooklyn Kruse singled, tripled and drove in two runs for Wayne. Tori Kniesche singled and recorded a solo homerun; Kayla Fleming singled and drove in two runs; Hope O’Reilly singled and drove in a run; Brianna Nissen singled as Hailey Schroeder, Aliah Schulz, Taytum Sweetland and Nicole Fertig all accounted for a RBI.

Kendall Dorey picked up the win in three innings allowing three earned runs off five hits while striking out five batters.


From the win against Milford, O’Reilly accounted for the lone RBI bringing in Fleming (singled) during the fourth inning. Dorey and Nissen also singled for Wayne.

Tori Kniesche picked up the complete game shutout, no-hit win in seven innings striking out 20 batters and walking two.


During the championship win over the host Adams Central, O’Reilly posted a pair of doubles and two RBI for Wayne. Dorey doubled, homered and drove in four runs while Tori Kniesche also homered driving in two runs. Taytum Sweetland singled and drove in two runs; Schulz singled and drove in a run; Fleming singled as Nissen accounted for a RBI.

Tori Kniesche picked up the shutout, no-hit win in five innings striking out 12 batters and walking three.