BROKEN BOW– The top-seeded Broken Bow Junior Legion team advanced 14-4 over the Cozad Reds on Friday, July 9 in the first round of the Area B6 Tournament. Cozad would strike first in the top of the first inning after the leadoff walk would eventually come around to score. The 1-0 lead for Cozad did not last long however as Eli Coble tripled to center field in the bottom of the 1st inning and would later score to tie the game after a sacrifice fly from Carter Johnson.
Broken Bow would get their first lead of the game from Max Denson who hit a line drive two-run home run over the left-field wall, scoring Caden Holm who had doubled earlier in the inning. Not to be outdone, Holm would also hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning to help extend the lead for the Juniors.
Hagan Campbell led Broken Bow in the win allowing three runs on three hits, struck out eight, and walked only one batter. Noah Shoemaker took the loss for the Reds allowing three runs on three hits.
Broken Bow tallied 11 hits in the game with Denson, Holm, Coble, and Brice Chaplin all collecting multiple hits. Austin Harvey led Broken Bow in stolen bases in the game with two, while the team tallied seven stolen bases.
Broken Bow will now face Minden, who fell 8-13 to Holdrege, at the Gothenburg Legion Field on Saturday, July 10 at 2:30 PM. Live coverage of the game will be available on 95.3 FM KBBN, KBBN.com, and on the free KBBN app.