Broken Bow Senior Legion Baseball Team Wins Opener at Area Tournament

The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team advanced to the winner’s bracket of the Class B Area 6 tournament in Minden on Friday with an impressive 9-1 win over Cozad in five innings.  Cozad scored first with a run off Broken Bow starting pitcher Eli Coble but that would be the only run Coble would surrender.  Coble was very efficient pitching a complete game on just 51 pitches surrendering 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 3, and walking just one.   Broken Bow’s offense was strong as well scoring 9 runs on 9 hits.  The big inning for Broken Bow was the third when they batted through the order and scored 5 runs.  Max Denson was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI.  Austin Harvey also had a multi-hit game going 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

With the win, Broken Bow advances to face Doniphan Trumbull Saturday in the winner’s bracket.  Doniphan Trumbull scored 3 runs in their final at bat to defeat Holdrege 6-5 in the opening round.  The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com

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