The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team remained undefeated at the Class B Area 6 tournament in Minden Tuesday night. Broken Bow eliminated the host team Minden from the tournament with a 7-5 win. Broken Bow took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Eli Coble scored on a wild pitch. Minden quickly responded in the top of the 2nd sending ten men to the plate in the inning scoring 4 runs. Minden’s lead didn’t last long though as Broken Bow would quickly answer in their half of the second sending 8 men to the plate and scoring 4 runs to retake the lead 5-4 after two innings. Bow added a run in the fourth to go up 6-4. Minden scored in the top of the fifth to get to within a run but again Broken Bow would respond getting the run back in the bottom of the fifth as Keifer Anderson led off the inning with a single and came around to score. Bow held Minden scoreless in the final two innings to secure the win. Caden Holm was 3 for 3 in the game with 3 RBI. Keifer Anderson and Austin Harvey were each 2 for 2 with a run scored. Brody Ridder also had a multi hit game finishing 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Carter Johnson picked up the win pitching 5 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and striking out five. Blake Denson pitched 1 and 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the save.
With the win, Broken Bow is one win away from winning the area tournament title and qualifying for the Class B state tournament which begins Saturday in Crete. Broken Bow will play McCook today for the championship. McCook defeated Doniphan-Trumbull 11-1 Tuesday to advance. The two met earlier in the tournament with Broken Bow winning 4-1. The two will play at 5 p.m. today. If Broken Bow wins, they are tournament champions. If McCook wins, there will be a winner take all game to follow at 8 p.m. Today’s game(s) will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com