Broken Bow Advances to Winner’s Bracket at Area 6 Junior Legion Tournament

The Broken Bow American Legion juniors baseball team won their opening game of the Class B Area 6 tournament at Holdrege Friday.  Broken Bow defeated Cozad 9-1 in five innings to advance to the winner’s bracket on Saturday.  Cozad scored first with a run in their opening at bat but left the bases loaded.  Broken Bow responded with a run in the bottom of the first  to tie the game and then scored four runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to take the lead.  Bow would add two runs in the fourth on a 2 out 2 RBI single by Max Denson and closed the game out with two more runs in the fifth to win by the 8 run rule.  Owen Hartman picked up the win on the mound going 2 2/3 innings giving up one run on 2 hits.  Tayte Thorton came on and pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Owen Hartman helped lead the way offensively going 3 for 3 with two runs scored.  The Bow juniors extended their winning streak to 11 in a row and are now 19-4 on the season.  Broken Bow will play their next tournament game on Saturday at 5 p.m.  The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on the web at