SPRINGFIELD — After scoring an 8-2 home field victory Monday over Springfield the Wayne varsity baseball team came out flat Tuesday against a fired-up Wildcats squad.
Wayne drops to 9-14 overall and 3-8 in division play as it can’t seem to sustain any momentum. Springfield improved to 7-13 overall and 3-8 in the National East to end up tied for fourth place with Warriors.
“We battled back but just didn’t seem to get many good swings on their pitcher,” said Wayne Coach Joe Yount.
The Wildcats scored one run in the bottom of the 2nd and bottom of the 3rd to take a 2-0 lead. After tying the score in the 5th inning Wayne gave up the go-ahead run in the bottom half of the inning and then allowed some insurance runs to cross in the 6th with some shoddy defensive play.
“Not much to do but move on, enjoy our Senior Day this Thursday against West Carrollton and get ready for Xenia in the upcoming tournament,” Yount added.
Springfield pitcher A.J. Schnitzler picked up the victory to improve his record to 3-0. Jacob Duncan took the loss to fall to 2-3 overall.
Leading the Wayne offense was Dylan Donchez with one hit and one RBI and Kevin Baugh with one hit and one RBI.
Dyelan Youngblood led Springfield with two hits including a double and Avery Swigart also had two hits.
Wayne opens sectional tournament play at home on Tuesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. vs. Xenia.
WAY 000 020 0 – 2 4 2
SPRF 011 013 x – 6 9 2
Information for this report was submitted by Wayne Coach Joe Yount.
Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind