Western Wayne scored early & often in Tuesday night's Lackawanna League varsity baseball game against Forest City. The Wildcats pushed across four runs in the home first, then piled on 11 more en route to a 15-5 Mercy Rule victory over the visiting Foresters.

Heading into Tuesday's Division III diamond battle with Forest City, Jason Kromko wanted to see two important things from his squad.

Western Wayne's young manager hoped his lads would bounce back from a disappointing pair of losses to Mountain View and Blue Ridge. So, he expected to see a little bit of emotion from his veteran players...and he anticipated a couple of his youngsters taking their game to the next level.

Happily, Coach Kromko did indeed see these things. Western Wayne's offense exploded for 15 runs in a Mercy Rule victory over the visiting Foresters. In addition, two underclassmen combined to go the distance on the mound.

"I'm definitely happy to see us play this way today," Coach Kromko told TWI Sports. "We hit the ball hard, played pretty good defense and pitched well. It's good to see the kids bounce back from a couple of tough losses. I think we're going to do really well in the second half."

Cody Osif received the starting nod and earned the win. Western Wayne's sophomore righty went four innings and allowed only a single unearned run. He then handed the ball off to Bobby Dyer, who worked the final frame.

Dakota Brooks and Austin Krompasky led the Wildcats' offensive attack. Brooks went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Krompasky also lashed three hits, tallied twice and collected a pair of RBIs.

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