STATE BASEBALL — Wayne Seniors comeback falls short
A seventh-inning comeback fell short for the Wayne American Legion Post 43 Seniors as they dropped their third game to Wahoo in a week with a 3-2 decision Sunday in an elimination game at the Nebraska American Legion Class B Seniors state tournament at Hank Overin Field.
The game was scoreless until the fifth when Wahoo broke through with an RBI double by Karson Hesser that scored Trey Ahrens, who led off the inning with a walk off of losing pitcher Adam Bentjen.
Wahoo got two key insurance runs in the sixth as Chase Stebbing scored on an error and Cole Culver came home on a sacrifice fly.
Wayne had a chance to come back in the top of the seventh. Brennan O’Reilly singled home Adam Bentjen for the first run, then scored on a line drive single by Tucker Nichols. Tyler Lutt was in scoring position with two out when Wahoo pitcher Austin Scott sealed his complete-game win with a ground out to end the game.
Zane Jackson and Hagan Miller both had two hits for Wayne, which ended the season with a 14-14 record.
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