Broken Bow was host to the “Spirit of the Sandhills” softball tournament this past weekend. The Bow Spirit 18U team competed in the combined 16/18U division and finished 1-3 during the weekend. Broken Bow’s win came in their opening game on Friday evening when they shutout St. Paul 8-0. Mya Weverka pitched a complete game shutout in the circle giving up just 2 hits and striking out 2. Offensively, Broken Bow’s big inning came in the second when they scored 5. Joscelyn Coleman was a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Nikki Peters, Kennedy Garcia, and Dalila Griffiths also had multi-hit games. Later on Friday, the Bow Spirit fell to the Nebraska Dominators 5-2. Broken Bow led 2-1 going into the bottom of the third but the Dominators would score 4 runs in the bottom of the third to come back for the win. Broken Bow had just one hit in the game which was provided by Joscelyn Coleman.
On Saturday, the Spirit lost a wild encounter against Chadron. The Spirit scored 8 runs in the second inning but Chadron came back with 11 in the third to win 12-8. Joscelyn Coleman was 2 for 2 in the game and Avery Campbell hit a three run homer. Kate Holcomb and Tessa Nichols each drove in two runs. On Sunday, Broken Bow met the North Platte Belles. The two went back and forth as the game was tied at 12 after five innings. North Platte would outscore the Spirit 3-1 in the sixth to win 15-13. Dalila Griffiths and Kassidy Cyboron each had 3 RBI. Joscelyn Coleman led the team in hits going 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI and Kennedy Garcia hit a homerun.