Wayne wins annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament

Falcons beat Twin Cedars 13-3 in title game

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Wayne’s Jakson Cobb slides face first while stealing second base, as Mormon Trail eighth grader Ty Hysell fields the throw from junior catcher George Shanks. / Photo by Jason Selby

Mormon Trail, Seymour and Wayne all played at the annual Doc Douglas baseball tournament in Corydon on Saturday morning and afternoon. After a thunderstorm delayed play, the Falcons went on to win the title game against Twin Cedars 13-3.

Douglas was a longtime history teacher and baseball coach for the Falcons who passed away a few years ago. His son Jeff coached at Seymour before becoming head coach for Graceland’s football team.

While Doc’s professional career was cut short by a knee injury, his grandson Brandon Douglas played Triple A baseball in the Detroit Tigers’ organization.

Wayne improved to 3-2 on the season. Senior lefty Spencer Buban is now 2-0 after allowing the Sabers only 1 hit, striking out 3. In the 2nd game of the year, Buban went 7 innings to shut out East Union, allowing 2 hits, no walks and striking out 10.

Against Twin Cedars, Jakson Cobb, Brooks Jacobsen, Buban, Bret Whitehall and R.C. Hicks each had 2 hits. Gunner Fogle had 1 hit. Cobb and Jacobsen each had 1 triple and 4 RBI and 3 RBI, respectively. Fogle and Whitehall each stole 2 bases. Spencer Grayson led the Falcons with 3 walks and 3 runs scored.

Against Mormon Trail, Jacobsen had 2 hits and Fogle hit a double. Jacobsen, Buban, Hunter Cobb and Tyson Fogle each drove in 1 run. Jakson Cobb walked 3 times, stole 3 bases and scored twice. Jacobsen also had 2 stolen bases, picking up the win on the mound while striking out 6.

Wayne shortstop Gunner Fogle fires across the diamond to get the runner at 1st as Brady Langloss watches. / Photo by Jason Selby

After dropping an opening round game to Wayne 7-1, Mormon Trail came back to defeat Seymour 16-6 behind a Kase Hitt homerun and a 10-run 3rd inning.

Luke Parmer got the win for the Saints, allowing 2 hits and striking out 4 batters. Remington Newton allowed 1 hit in 1 inning of work.

Hitt also led the team with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Colby Porterfield had 2 hits, and along with Parker Hitt and Keaton Gwinn led the Saints with 3 stolen bases. George Shanks and Newton each stole 2 bases. Gwinn and Porterfield each had 2 hits. Parker Hitt, Parmer, Ethan Evans, Gavin Dixon and Ty Hysell each had 1 hit.

Parker Hitt and Newton led Mormon Trail with 3 runs scored and 2 walks each.

Dugun Glenn makes a snow cone catch. / Photo by Jason Selby

The Warriors sent three eighth graders to the mound against the Saints, Cason Spurgeon, Dakota DeVore and Zane Hackathorn. Spurgeon and DeVore each struck out 1.

Ty Campbell, Sloan Sulser, Angler Parham and Spurgeon each had 1 hit. Jaden Enright had 3 walks, 2 stolen bases and scored 2 runs. Parham led Seymour with 2 RBI, while John Merritt and Spurgeon each had 1 RBI. Dugun Glenn and Brody Tuttle each walked and scored a run.

Seymour fell 12-5 versus Twin Cedars, the Class 1A State Champ from a few years back. Enright pitched 4 innings, striking out 8 Sabers. Hackathorn struck out 2.

Glenn, Enright and Tuttle each had 2 hits. Campbell, Parham and Merritt each had 1 hit. Enright drove in 3 RBI. Tuttle stole 2 bases.