WAYNE – The Wayne High baseball team hosted a pair of varsity teams with the night cap being a rescheduled contest from over the weekend.
After having about a week off of game-action after beating Thurston-Cuming County on April 9 and just this past Monday, WHS played host to Twin River and Central City Tuesday.
From Hank Overin Field in the scheduled game with Twin River, the second inning is where scoring began with Wayne High outscoring Twin River 9-2 before the Titans tallied a run in the third to trail 9-3. WHS then won the fourth (6-3) as Twin River the fifth (3-2) which saw the Blue Devils remain ahead 17-9. Wayne added a run in the sixth while the Titans produced a five-run seventh. Final saw Wayne High hold on for the wild 18-14 victory. Twin River fell to 0-5.
There were a combined 17 errors in the game.
Blake Bartos recorded a three-hit and three RBI game for WHS while Jacob Kneifl singled, doubled and drove in three runs. Hagan Miller singled twice and drove in three runs, Josh Lutt singled twice as Reid Korth and Brock Hopkins both singled. Tyrus Eischeid accounted for a RBI.
Tyrus Eischeid picked up the win in four innings allowing six runs (two earned) off six hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Drew Buck worked three innings allowing eight runs (six earned) off five hits while striking out seven batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 2 1 3 3 0 5 14 11 11 – Twin River
0 9 0 6 2 1 X 18 11 6 – WHS
In the second contest with Central City, a much lower scoring game, Wayne scored a run in the first before adding two more runs in the third to lead 3-0. WHS then doubled their lead with a three-run fifth as Central City scored three runs in the top of the seventh to see Wayne win back-to-back on the day. With the 6-3 victory WHS is now 7-3 and have won five straight while Central City/Fullerton fell to 4-7.
Gunnar Jorgensen singled, doubled and drove in two runs while Kneifl tacked on a double and triple for WHS. Reid Korth doubled and drove in two runs as Trevor DeBoer singled and tripled, Hopkins singled twice and Miller accounted for a RBI.
Kneifl picked up the complete game win in seven innings allowing three earned runs off three hits while striking out six batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 – Central City
1 0 2 0 3 0 X 6 9 0 – WHS
The Wayne High baseball team will next be in action on Thursday, April 18. WHS is scheduled to host Omaha South at 4 p.m. for varsity first pitch and around 6 p.m. for JV before competing in the Seward Tournament next Monday, April 22.