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Wayne High Baseball Ends Season At District Semifinals

Posted: 07 May, 2013

HICKMAN, NE (KTCH/KCTY) - It took nine innings, but the Wayne High baseball team was able to accomplish its goal of winning a game at the B1 district tournament yesterday in Hickman. The #4 seeded Blue Devils had a first round matchup with the #5 seed Falcons of DC West. DC West jumped out 2-0 right away in the top of the first, and led for much of the game until the Blue Devils were eventually able to tie the contest at 2-2. Wayne then found themselves in the dream situation, bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with a chance to win the game. Old school baseball was called upon as the Blue Devils tried for a suicide squeeze, but a wild pitch allowed Brady Soden to reach home safely for the winning run. The final score favored Wayne 3-2. Jake Lutt started the game on the mound but received a no decision. Soden got the win in relief of Lutt. Curtis Moeller and Danny Melena each had a pair of hits for Wayne offensively. The Blue Devils were then presented with the unenviable task of facing the #1 seeded and 19-1 Norris Titans, a team that boasts six individuals who have committed to play college baseball at some level. Norris got things started quickly, plating a run in the first inning, followed by six in the second and five in the third. The Titans would win the game 12-0 after five innings due to the mercy rule. Steven Sherman recorded the lone hit for the Blue Devils, while Curtis Moeller took the pitching decision. Wayne ends their season at the B1 District Tournament with a 4-11 overall record.



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