Bow Juniors Advance to State Tournament

The Broken Bow American Legion juniors baseball team claimed the Class B Area 6 tournament championship Tuesday evening with a 5-2 win over Holdrege in the championship game.  Holdrege qualified for the championship by defeating Gothenburg earlier in the day 4-0. Bow jumped out early as Zach Loy delivered in the top of the first with a two out, two RBI single with the bases loaded to give Broken Bow the early lead.  Bow then added another run in the top of the 2nd.  The score stayed 3-0 until Holdrege got on the board in the bottom of the fourth.  After scoring two runs, Chase Bailey of Holdrege was thrown out at the plate trying to tie the score.  The score remained 3-2 until Broken Bow scored two big insurance runs in the top of the 7th to extend their lead.  Brice Chaplin would strike out Elijah Bergstrom for the final out of the game as Broken Bow not only claimed the tournament title but also qualified for the state tournament which begins Saturday at Wahoo.  Zach Loy was 2 for 4 in the game with 2 RBI and Brice Chaplin also had a multi hit game finishing 2 for 3 with two runs scored.  Max Denson picked up the win going 4 2/3 innings giving up two runs on two hits and striking out 10.  Brice Chaplin pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief as he did not allow a hit and struck out four.  Broken Bow is now 22-5 on the season.

This will mark the third straight state tournament appearance for the Broken Bow juniors.  Broken Bow qualified for the 2019 tournament which was played in McCook.  The 2020 tournament was cancelled due to COVID.  Broken Bow played at the state tournament in Waverly last year and now has qualified in 2022.

All Broken Bow games from the state tournament will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on the web at