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The Neligh Seniors saw their season come to an end earlier than anticipated on Sunday at the hands of the B5 Area Tournament host.
Neligh led only briefly as the Wayne bats were on fire all afternoon, leading them to a 17-12 victory over Neligh.
Neligh couldn't get much going in the first inning, going down in order. In the second, they found runs from Tyson Zegers and Austin Miller thanks to their back-to-back doubles. In the third, a Jordon Murray double scored Clayton Anderson and Tyson Belitz. Meanwhile, Wayne totaled up five runs of their own to take a 5-4 lead after three.
The fourth inning saw Neligh take its only lead of the game as Damon Arehart, Cole Belitz, Luke Jacobsen and Tyson Belitz all come across the plate to give Neligh an 8-7 lead heading into the fifth. However, the Neligh momentum quickly halted while Wayne kept on rolling. Wayne held Neligh scoreless over the next two innings while adding nine runs to enter the seventh with a 16-8 lead. They added one more in the seventh while Neligh plated just four, sealing the game.
Tyson Zegers got the start on the mound for the Seniors. He was relieved in the fifth by Cole Belitz, who himself was relieved by Jayden Arehart to finish the game. The three combined for five strikeouts on the day.