Wayne High softball goes to 14-0 with Mercy Invite title
The top-ranked Wayne High softball team improved to 14-0 and won their third tournament title of the season Saturday by taking the Omaha Mercy Invitational crown.
Wayne opened with an easy 13-1 win over North Bend Central, scoring all 13 runs in the opening inning.
Maysn Dorey, Abby Ankeny and Josie Thompson each had triples and Dorey added a double in the opening inning. Thompson’s hit was a bases-clearing triple while Ankeny had a two-run triple in the inning.
Kendall Dorey got the win in the first game, allowing two hits and striking out six in the three-inning game.
In the semifinals, Wayne shut out Platteview 10-0, scoring five in the second and five more in the third to end the game in four innings.
Masyn Dorey had a two-run double and Tori Kniesche had three RBI's to lead the offense. The Dorey sisters and Allison Claussen scored two runs apiece.
Kniesche went the distance in the four-inning game, allowing just one hit while striking out 11.
In the finals, Wayne met Bishop Neumann in a rematch of a game earlier this season, and Wayne came away with the win again in a 10-3 decision.
Wayne got two in the third to open the scoring, thanks to a two-run double by Tori Kniesche. They broke the game open with four in the fifth with RBI singles by Ankeny and Sidney Biggerstaff and two wild pitches that brought home runs.
Wayne finished things off with four more runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by RBI hits from Kayla Fleming and Kendall Dorey, along with a fielder's choice RBI by Ankeny and a Cavalier error.
Ankeny and Fleming each had three hits and Maysn Dorey added two for the Blue Devils. Ankeny and the Doreys each scored two runs. Kniesche struck out 14 and allowed two hits and two walks.
Wayne hosts Schuyler and West Point-Beemer in a triangular on Monday at the Summer Sports Complex, starting at 4 p.m.