The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team captured the Class B Area 6 tournament championship on Wednesday in Minden. Broken Bow went through the tournament undefeated capping it off with an 11-2 win in five innings over McCook in the championship round. Broken Bow was propelled to victory by a huge 2nd inning that saw them send 13 men to the plate and score 8. McCook would score 2 runs in the third but Bow came back with 3 runs in the fourth to secure the win. Broken Bow pounded out 11 hits in the game led in part by Sawyer Bumgarner who was 2 for 2 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. The bottom of the order was again productive for Broken Bow as Austin Harvey, batting 7th, finished 2 for 3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Carter Johnson, batting 8th, was 2 for 3 including a 2 out 2 RBI double in the 4th inning.
Blake Denson was solid on the mound picking up the win giving up just 2 runs on 2 hits and striking out 3. Sawyer Bumgarner pitched an inning of scoreless relief in the 5th.
With the win, Broken Bow advances to the Class B seniors state tournament for the first time since 2011. Broken Bow will play Hickman in the opening round on Saturday at 4 p.m. Other first round matchups on Saturday will include : Columbus Lakeview vs Central City (10 am), Alliance vs. Arlington (1 pm), and Omaha Roncalli vs Crete (7 pm). This year’s tournament will be played in Crete, NE.
All Broken Bow games from the state tournament will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com