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HASTINGS, Neb. | The Wayne softball team saw its season come to a close as it went 1-1 Thursday at the Class B State Softball Championships.

Wayne began the day with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over top seed Elkhorn South, but lost for the second time in the double-elimination tournament 8-0 to Seward.

Wayne did not help itself against Seward as it committed six errors and had just four hits. Seward used a five-run fourth inning to take control of the game.

Maysn Dorey had two hits to lead the Wayne offense.

Seward's Katheryn Mullally struck out six and walked one while Wayne's Victoria Kniesche had nine strikeouts and two walks.

Against Elkhorn South, with a runner on second base to begin the 10th inning and already up to its second out, the Wayne State softball team came through.

Kennedy Maly singled to put Josie Thompson on third before she came home on an error go give Wayne the 4-3 extra-innings victory over Elkhorn South.

Fourth-ranked Wayne eliminated Elkhorn South a day after falling to Gretna 12-3 in an opening round game.

Wayne (29-5) jumped out early with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-1 lead.

Dorey singled, Jenna Trehaile was hit by a pitch and Maly loaded the bases with another hit. After an out, Kniesche singled to plate a run and Sidney Biggerstaff singled to score two more.

Wayne outhit Elkhorn South 9-5 and Wayne pitcher Victoria Kniesche went all 10 innings, walked one and struck out 18.

Elkhorn South won the regular season meeting with Wayne 10-3.


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