Broken Bow Juniors Win Opening Game at Area Tournament ; Loup City Falls to PWG

The Broken Bow American Legion Juniors baseball team advanced into the winners’ bracket of the Class B Area 6 tournament Friday with a 3-1 win over Gothenburg. Gothenburg struck first as Wes Geiken led the game off with a single and would come around to score to put the Melons on top 1-0. Broken Bow would respond in the bottom half of the first as the first four batters reached base and three came into score. The big hit of the inning was a 2 rbi single by Sawyer Bumgarner. The score was 3-1 after one inning and that’s the way it would stay. Each team had other scoring opportunities during the game but solid pitching and defense kept any runs from scoring after the first inning. Caden Holm pitched five innings and struck out 11 to collect the win for Bow and Austin Harvey pitched two innings of shutout relief. The Bow Juniors now advance to the winners’ bracket where they will play Cozad Saturday at 5pm. Cozad upset the #2 seed Holdrege Friday night 9-8. Gothenburg will play Holdrege in an elimination game Saturday at noon. In other action Friday, O’Neill came back to defeat Minden 5-4. O’Neill will play the top seed McCook Saturday at 2:30.

The Bow Juniors game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on

The Loup City Juniors team fell to Palmer Wolbach Greeley 13-2 in five innings in the opening round of the Class C Area 5 tournament in St. Paul. Loup City will play Ord in an elimination game Saturday at 2pm.