The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team remained unbeaten at the Class B Area 6 tournament in Minden on Monday with a 4-1 win over McCook. Broken Bow jumped out early with 2 runs in the first inning as Blake Denson scored on an RBI double by Sawyer Bumgarner and Caden Holm scored on a sacrifice fly by Max Denson. Bow added runs in the 4th and 5th innings to take a 4-0 lead into the 6th. McCook would score a run in the sixth but that would be it as Broken Bow closed the door in the 7th to advance through the winner’s bracket and is now the only remaining unbeaten team in the double elimination tournament.
Broken Bow received another outstanding pitching performance. Max Denson took the ball on Monday and went 6 strong innings giving up just one run on 4 hits and struck out 7. Denson was able to pitch around 4 walks and got out of a bases loaded jam in the third. Carter Johnson pitched a perfect 7th inning for the save throwing just 9 pitches and striking out 1.
With the win, Broken Bow is assured a spot in the championship game. Broken Bow will play Minden Tuesday night as Minden defeated Holdrege Monday night 9-5. The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com.
Doniphan Trumbull will play McCook in an elimination game Tuesday at 5.