Wayne Ponies win twice Sunday during Tri-County League play


After competing in separate weekend tournaments, the Wayne Blue and White Ponies returned to Sunday evening Tri County League play.

From the Summer Sports Complex, Wayne White hosted Pender while Wayne Blue entertained Schuyler.

During the White contest, Wayne White won their second straight following a 9-2 home win over Pender to improve to 9-2 overall (8-1 Tri County League play).

Wayne White started with a three-run first inning followed by two more runs in the second. After a scoreless third, Wayne White used a 4-2 advantage in the fourth inning and won 9-2. The Wayne White Ponies outhit Pender, 10-7.

William Patefield recorded a three-run homerun, doubled, totaled five RBI and two runs scored while Maddux Heithold singled twice, drove in a run and scored.

Colston Starzl singled, drove in a run and score three times; Camden Hall and Remyngton Rager both singled and drove in a run; Parker Zara and Evan Greve both singled and scored; Noah Magnuson singled as Easton Endicott scored.

Endicott (111 pitches) picked up the win in six innings allowing two earned runs off five hits while striking out five batters and walking four. Zara (18) worked the final inning allowing two hits while striking out and walking one batter each.

The Wayne White Ponies will next host Logan View Gold on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

In the Blue outing, Wayne Blue snapped a two-game losing streak thanks to an 8-6 victory over Schuyler to improve to 8-4 overall (8-1 Tri County League play).

Wayne Blue opened with a three-run first inning while Schuyler answered with a run in the second. Wayne Blue used a 4-1 advantage in the third to lead 7-2 as Schuyler stayed close with a run in the fourth, 2-1 fifth and a run in the sixth. Final favored the Wayne Blue Ponies holding onto the 8-6 victory despite being outhit, 7-4.

Aiden Peterson singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored three times while Reece Ames doubled, drove in a run and scored twice.

Trecyn Ocampo singled and drove in three runs; Kash Haase accounted for a RBI and run scored as Blake Smith scored twice.

Ames (93 pitches) picked up the win in three and two-thirds allowing three runs (two earned) off six hits while striking out nine batters, walking three and hitting two. Liam Rockhill (59) worked three and a third innings allowing three earned runs off one hit while striking out six batters, walking three and hitting three.