Wayne-Wakefield Baseball Earns Split In Season Opening Triangular

BENNINGTON – With the Wayne High baseball team scheduled to play five games in six days, Wayne-Wakefield took part in a road triangular Saturday.

From Bennington, the Blue Devils battled with both Bennington and Mount Michael Benedictine.

During the opening game, Wayne-Wakefield put two runs across the plate in the first. Trailing 2-0, Bennington then scored one run in the bottom of the second and six more in the third to win 7-2.

Junior Julio Sanchez went 3-for-3 at the plate, accounting for a double and RBI. Junior Zane Jackson was 2-for-3 at the plate with a single and drove in a run as well.

Senior Adam Bentjen suffered the loss in two and a third innings of work allowing seven runs (five earned) off of six hits while walking four batters and striking out another two. Senior Tucker Nichols worked three and two-third innings allowing three hits while striking out six batters and walked one.

Game one:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2  – W-W

0 1 6 0 0 0 X 7 9 – BENN

During the second contest, Wayne-Wakefield would account for one run in the top of the second and three more runs in the third. Mount Michael Benedictine scored only two runs in the third as the Blue Devils secured the 4-2 win and start the season 1-1.

Wayne-Wakefield only recorded a pair of hits, but senior Payten Gamble used a double to drive in three runs. Jackson accounted for the remaining hit.

Senior Tyler Lutt picked up the win in six innings of work allowing two earned runs off of seven hits while striking out six batters. Gamble recorded the save in an inning of play allowing one hit while striking out two batters and walking one.

Game two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H

0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 – W-W

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 – MMB

From the final contest of the day, Bennington won over Mount Michael Benedictine 7-6 to now sit 2-1 while MMB falls to 1-3.

The Wayne-Wakefield baseball team will be back in action with road games at Arlington (Monday, March 20) and Fort Calhoun (Tuesday, March 21) while hosting Thurston-Cuming County on Thursday, March 23.

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