HASTINGS – The Dirt Devil 18 & Under softball team took a break from their regular season to compete in the ASA Class B State Tournament over the weekend.
From the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings, Wayne competed in five games over the three-day weekend.
Wayne defeated David City, 6-4, during their only game on Friday. Moving into Saturday, Wayne suffered a 6-3 loss to the Lady Cougars and defeated the Gators 3-0. On Sunday, the Dirt Devil 16/18’s won over the Vortex 6-4 before ending their weekend with a 9-1 loss to the Lady Cougars. The Dirt Devil 18 & Under softball team finished sixth place at State and now sit 24-4-1 overall.
From the David City win on Friday, Danica Schaefer, Jenna Trenhaile and Abby Ankeny all recorded a pair of hits and drove in a run. One of Ankeny’s hits was a double. Jamie Gamble also doubled and drove in a run while Ashten Gibson singled and added a RBI.
Gibson picked up the complete game win in seven innings allowing four runs (three earned) off of seven hits while striking out eight batters and walking two.
During the first loss to the Lady Cougars, Gamble paced Wayne at the plate with a home run, two singles and two RBI’s. Schaefer also singled and doubled.
Gibson suffered the complete game loss in six innings allowing six runs (five earned) off of eight hits while striking out three batters and walking one.
In the shutout win over the Gators, Gibson went yard with a homer while adding a single and two RBI’s. Trenhaile singled, doubled and drove in a run while Kiara Hochstein doubled.
Gibson picked up the complete game, shutout win in seven innings allowing five hits while striking out six batters and walking one.
From the win over the Vortex, Gibson again recorded a homerun, a single and two RBI’s. Kennedy Maly added three singles and a RBI while Hochstein singled twice.
Gibson picked up the complete game win in seven innings allowing four runs (two earned) off of 10 hits while striking out seven batters and walking one.
During the final game of the State Tournament, Trenhaile recorded three singles. Cortney Bokemper and Hochstein each doubled.
Gibson suffered the loss in two and a third innings allowing five runs (four earned) off of seven hits while striking out three batters. Bokemper worked the final inning and a third allowing four runs (two earned) off of two hits while walking two batters.