WAYNE – Thursday marked parent’s night for the Wayne High softball team as they hosted a pair of Class C opponents.
From the Wayne Softball Complex, the Blue Devils made quick work of a game that was rescheduled from Tuesday against Logan View/Scribner-Snyder by winning 10-0 in four innings.
Following parent’s night introductions honoring their two seniors Tori Kniesche and Kayla Fleming, WHS hosted Guardian Angels Central Catholic.
The contest featured a pitcher’s dual early on before Wayne brought a run across in the fifth inning. WHS added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to win 3-0 and closed out their regular season at 23-3.
From the win over Logan View/Scribner-Snyder, Aliah Schutz singled, doubled and drove in three runs while Kayla Fleming singled twice and drove in two runs. Tori Kniesche had a solo homerun as Kendall Dorey also doubled. Brooklyn Kruse singled twice and drove in a run as Hope O’Reilly and Taytum Sweetland both accounted for a RBI.
Tori Kniesche picked up the shutout victory in four innings allowing one hit while striking out 10 batters.
1 2 3 4 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 1 3 – LV/SS
5 3 2 X 10 8 0 – WHS
Coach Sweetland talked about it was good to get the two games in.
“Two teams that have had pretty good seasons so far,” said Sweetland. “A conference win and helps us in points a little bit too for when they seed the district finals. So, all that stuff comes into play and it was a good night for us in that regard.”
Moving into the regular season finale, Aliah Schulz tripled while Hope O’Reilly singled and both scored. Kayla Fleming also scored for Wayne.
Tori Kniesche picked up the complete game shut-out, no-hit victory in seven innings striking out 19 batters.
Fleming and Tori Kniesche added the team is looking forward to playing more games at home.
“It’s really special that we get to play more times at home just that this isn’t just our last one that we get to keep playing here,” Fleming added. “This is the best field I’ve ever played at, I just love it,” Tori Kniesche mentioned. “And the crowd is awesome and the community supports us really well. “…Especially our parents,” said Fleming.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 – GACC
0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 2 0 – WHS
WHS will next host the Mid State Conference Tourney and face Boone Central/Newman Grove at 10 a.m. Saturday.