Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hastings High School
Wayland High School
The Wayland Union Varsity Baseball team ended their 2017 campaign with a loss to the Saxons of Hastings High School by a final score of 11-3. Taking the loss on the mound for the Wildcats was Senior Keaton McNees. McNees started, pitching the first 3 innings, allowing 6 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits while striking out 1. McNees was relieved in the 4th inning by Junior Carter Morse, as Morse pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits while striking out 2. Senior Chris Kincaid pitched the final 2 innings for the Wildcats, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits while striking out 2. The Wildcat defense committed 7 errors in the contest, leading to a couple of big innings for the Saxons.
Leading the offensive attack for Wayland Union were Freshman Jared Rankin, Sophomore Ben Barnes, Senior Mitch Dykstra, Junior Travis Cutler, Junior Kayd Hulst, and Junior Camden Ritz. Rankin was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Barnes was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. Dykstra was 1-for-2 with a run scored, 2 stolen bases, and 2 walks. Cutler was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Hulst was 1-for-3, and Ritz was also 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The Wildcats finish their season with a final record of 11 wins and 25 losses.