TEKAMAH – Before competing in another tournament this weekend, the Wayne High softball team will have an intriguing match-up with a top ranked Class C team on the road.
On Thursday, the 10-2 Blue Devils will visit #5 Tekamah-Herman at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers sit fifth in both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald ratings.
Wayne High, a Class B team, is currently on a three-game winning streak, outscoring their last three opponents 31-2. Their last loss came in the final game of the Lincoln Public Schools Invite against Class B #1 Elkhorn South, 10-3.
For Tekamah-Herman, a Class C team, they recently split a road triangular on Tuesday and sit 11-2 overall. The Tigers defeated Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 6-2 but fell to the host team David City/East Butler 10-9.
It has been since the 2007 Class C Softball State Tournament, that WHS has lost to Tekamah-Herman. Last year Wayne won at home 7-2 while winning the previous 23 games. The Tigers defeated the Blue Devils in the 2007 State Championship game, 10-8 in 12 innings for their last win in the series.
Wayne has earned the #2 seed in the 2017 Mercy High School Varsity Softball Invitational set to be played on Saturday, September 9 at the Westgate Softball Complex. WHS will open with the host team #7 Mercy at 9 a.m.
Scheduled Games: (not yet scored)
@ Logan View/Scribner-Snyder: Aquinas Catholic VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Logan View/Scribner-Snyder: Aquinas Catholic VS Logan View/Scribner-Snyder
@ Logan View/Scribner-Snyder: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Logan View/Scribner-Snyder
@ Madison/Humphrey/Lindsay: Pierce VS Madison/Humphrey/Lindsay
@ North Bend Central: Ponca VS North Bend Central
@ O’Neill: Centura/Central Valley VS O’Neill
@ West Point-Beemer: Highway 91 VS West Point-Beemer
@ West Point-Beemer: Twin River VS Highway 91
@ West Point-Beemer: Twin River VS West Point-Beemer
@ Wisner-Pilger: Arlington VS Wisner-Pilger