HUBER HEIGHTS — Monday the Wayne baseball team got strong pitching to post 5-2 victory at home against Carroll.
Dylan Donchez threw five strong innings giving up one earned run while striking out five to earn the victory. Cole Kehl came on in the 6th inning with the bases loaded and coaxed a ground ball out to end the threat and then shut Carroll down in the 7th to earn his first varsity save.
Leading Wayne on offense were Jacob Reedy who went 2-4 with a double and one RBI while Layne Riley went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Wayne scored three runs in the 2nd inning taking advantage of a few Carroll miscues with timely hitting from Jacob Duncan, Tyler Wynkoop and Jacob Reedy who all had RBI singles. The big hit though came in the bottom of the sixth inning as Carroll had pulled within one run. Layne Riley came through with a two-out two-run single that plated Nick Miller and James Ganion for the insurance runs Wayne needed.
“Very happy to see some kids calming down at the plate and getting good swings,” said Wayne Coach Joe Yount. “I am also happy for Donchez and Kehl for continuing our good early season form on the mound. For us to get anything out of this season it will have to be a continual team effort with different players stepping up each game.”
With the victory the Warriors improved to 2-1 overall. Carroll suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 2-1.
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