Wayne started their baseball season hosting Wynnewood and Dibble Monday night. 

In their first game the Savages got the 12-2 win in five innings.

“We couldn’t get anything going and struck out too many times. It definitely looked like our first game,” head coach Braiden Black said.

Sophomore Andy Lee was on the mound for Wayne to start the game. He pitched three innings. Freshman Lane Jones came in in relief. 

Wayne fell to Dibble in the second game

Wayne was unable to capitalize on base runners and lost to the Demons 11-6.

Down 2-1 after the first inning, Wayne scored five runs to take the 6-2 lead in the third.

But, they were never able to put Dibble away and the Demons chipped away at the lead and came back for the win.

“We were more patient at the plate versus Dibble. The guys ran the bases well, but we couldn’t get that one hit we needed to get more runs across the plate,” Black said.

Ethan Mullins started the game on the mound for Wayne. He had one strike out and gave up four hits through three innings of work.

Kaleb Madden came in in relief for the final four innings. He also gave up four hits but notched four strike outs. 

Senior Brian Ibarra had three RBIs in the loss. Madden had three hits in four at bats and added an RBI. 

Black, in his second year at the helm of the Bulldogs, is excited about his underclassmen. 

“This season will be a learning experience as many of our young guys will be thrown into the fire.” 

Freshmen Madden, Rhett Kennedy and Peyton Arnold will all start in the infield.

Though his team is heavy on the young guys, Black is optimistic that this team is further along than at this point in the season last year.

“We’re young, but we’re going to play hard and try to do the right things.”

Wayne was moved up to 2A this season and their district is full of tough foes, including Calera and Colbert.

Wayne was scheduled to travel to Apache on Tuesday and Calera on Thursday. 

They will host Colbert Friday afternoon.

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