Town Team Opens Season with Pair of Wins
Wakefield’s new town team got past Newcastle 15-4 in their season road-opener and stopped Hartington-Fordyce at home, 17-8.
At Newcastle on Wednesday, Luke Henderson led Wakefield going 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and scored two runs. Brandon Wiebelhaus went 2-for-4 with three rbi’s and scored two runs. Tanner Soderberg scored three runs.
On the mound, Colter Clarke pitched 3-1/3 innings and gave up four hits and two earned runs. Clarke struck out seven. Max Greve pitched 3-2/3 innings giving up one hit with seven strikeouts. Luke Henderson got the save pitching two innings in relief with no hits and three strikeouts.
In their second game of the season, Wakefield stopped visiting Hartington-Fordyce, 17-8.
Wiebelhaus went 3-for-6 scoring four runs and had three runs batted in. Clarke went 3-for-6 scoring three runs and three rbi’s. Luke Henderson was 5-for-7 scoring two runs and had three rbi’s. Matt Henderson went 3-for-4 scoring three runs with three rbi’s and Adam Walkenhorst went 3-for-5 scoring one run and had three rbi’s.
On the mound, Joe Brown pitched 4-1/3 innings, gave up four hits and seven runs, four earned. Brown struck out six batters. Luke Henderson got the win going 3-2/3 innings striking out 10 and gave up one hit and one run. Greve got the save in one inning of relief recording three strikeouts and gave up two hits.
Next action for Wakefield is today (Thursday) at Wynot at 8 p.m. Wakefield then travels to Stanton on Sunday at 2 p.m., then play at home Wednesday, June 4 against Randolph at 8 p.m.
Taken from The Wakefield Republican, May 30, 2008
Wakefield Republican, Aug. 18, 2008
Max Greve MVP: Wakefield Town Team Wins Class B State Championship
By Brad Kurtenbach
The Wakefield Republican In their first year back on the diamond, Wakefield's town team
succeeded in becoming champions in the Nebraska Baseball Association
Class B State Finals held here over the weekend with a 6-4 win over
the Yutan Pilots on Sunday.
Highly-touted Yutan was the Dodge County League baseball champions
Wakefield defeated the 18-0 Chadron Titans on Friday in the opener,
4-3 and got past the Cairo Camels on Saturday 4-3. The two final
games on Sunday were nine inning contests while the preceding games
were seven inning affairs.
Wakefield pitcher Max Greve was named most valuable player in the
finals. Max picked up the win with two innings of work in the
championship game and tossed a complete game three-hitter behind 12
strikeouts against Chadron in the opening contest.
"We're not the most over-talented team in the state," said
Wakefield Coach Tom Henderson.
Henderson went on to say Wakefield made believers out of many an
opponent this season. "They'd rather tangle with a junkyard dog than
play Wakefield," he said.
The teams were divided into two groups, Pool A, which was made up
of Cairo, Chadron and Wakefield. Pool B teams were
Hartington/Fordyce, Haxtun, Colo. and Yutan.
In the consolation game, Hartington/Fordyce defeated Chadron, 10-7.
In the preceding games, Yutan defeated Hartington 4-0; it was Yutan
over Haxtun 8-6; Chadron slipped past Cairo 8-7 and Hartington
defeated Haxtun 11-3.
Wakefield came back in the championship game after being down 4-0
in the sixth inning. Yutan scored one run in the first inning, two in
the third and one in the sixth.
"Besides a couple of errors, we played Wakefield baseball,"
Henderson said. "We'd find a way to win."
Luke Henderson started for Wakefield and went seven innings giving
up five hits and had five strikeouts. Max Greve closed the game and
picked up the win with two innings of work allowing two hits and had
three strikeouts. Yutan committed four errors to three for Wakefield.
In the sixth, Wakefield came up with a key hit by Nate Henderson
who pinch-hit in the inning. Nate's single scored Scott Blohm for
Wakefield's first run making it 4-1.
In the bottom of the seventh, Wakefield led off with a strikeout.
Tanner Soderberg and Matt Henderson both hit singles. Luke Henderson
flied out. Scott Blohm reached base on an error scoring Tanner making
the score 4-2. Max Greve had a base hit scoring both Matt and Scott
knotting the game at 4-4.
Wakefield led off the eighth with a strikeout. Colter Clarke
walked. Joe Brown laid down a bunt fielded by the pitcher, but the
pitcher overthrew second base putting runners on first and second.
Wakefield popped out. Matt singled scoring Colter putting Wakefield
in the lead, 5-4. Luke had a base hit scoring Joe giving Wakefield a
In the top of the ninth, Max struck out the first two batters. The
next batter had a base hit, followed by an error putting runners on
first and second with two outs. Max struck out the final batter
garnering the 6-4 win.
In Saturday's game, Wakefield got past Cairo, 4-3. Wakefield scored
one run in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings. Cairo scored
three runs in the second inning.
Joe Brown started on the mound for Wakefield and went 2-1/3 innings
fanning four batters and allowed three hits.
Josh Soderberg came in to relieve Brown with 11 strikeouts and
allowed one hit.
"It was a great pitching effort," said Henderson. "it was a good,
solid defensive game."
Tanner Soderberg went 2-for-4, Matt Henderson was 2-for-2, Luke
Henderson was 2-for-2, designated hitter Adam Walkenhorst went
1-for-3 with a double, Max Greve was 1-for-2 with a double and Colter
Clark went 1-for-4.
Robert Knobbe, who hit in the bottom of the lineup, was 2-for-3
with two rbi. "It's nice to see that of your #9 batter," said
Henderson. Another highlight was Corey Uldrich knocking in the tying
run in the sixth with a base hit.
In Friday's opener, Max threw a gem against Chadron going the
distance allowing three hits and no earned runs fanning 12 batters in
the 4-3 win. Wakefield committed four errors. "On the defensive
side," Henderson said, "we had some silly errors. Taylor Peters
played great defense."
Having not played for awhile, Coach Henderson said the team was a
bit rusty. "We were a little jittery," Henderson said. "There was a
nice crowd on hand."
Wakefield scored two runs in the top of the first, one in the
fourth and one in the seventh. Chadron scored two in the fourth and
one in the seventh.
"Chadron was a very athletic team. The Bissonette boys (Eric and
Ty) were outstanding," added Henderson.
In the game, Scott Blohm led Wakefield going 2-for-4 with two rbi.
Tanner Soderberg had one hit, Max went 1-for-2 with a double, Matt
was 1-for-2 and Corey Ulrich went 1-for-2 with one rbi. Luke
Henderson added a double.
According to Henderson, Wakefield started the weekend tournament
with 10 wooden bats and broke four.
"You can truly believe that Wakefield IS the baseball capital of
Nebraska," said Coach Henderson.
"Thanks to all the die-hard fans and the volunteer help was great,"
said Henderson. "It was greatly appreciated."
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Omaha World-Herarld, June 24, 2007
By Cedar County News
HARTINGTON — The Hartington Bankers’ return to the Cedar County League was a success thanks to a huge late inning rally that propelled them past the Fordyce Flyers for a 14-11 win at Felber Field Thursday.
Trailing the Flyers 8-5 through seven innings, the Bankers’ offense exploded in the eighth inning bringing across nine runs.
All nine players in the Banker line-up scored a run in the inning to take a commanding 14-8 lead heading into the final frame.
Fordyce put together an attack of their own in the ninth inning, plating three runs before bringing catcher Justin Dickes to the plate representing the tying run with runners on first and second.
The comeback fell short as Dickes struck out on a tough pitch at the knees.
Tom Guenther took the loss for the Flyers after coming on in relief of starter Scott Zavadil.
The Flyers were led at the plate by Dickes who connected for two doubles on the night.
The Bankers used a variety of hurlers in the contest and were paced at the dish by Andy and Todd Hahne who combined for seven hits.
Todd Hahne clubbed four hits, including a solo homerun lined over the right field wall.
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