The Broken Bow American Legion juniors baseball team secured a spot in the Class B Area 6 tournament championship game with a win over Holdrege on Sunday night. Broken Bow jumped out to a 5-0 lead but Holdrege came back to cut Bow’s lead to 5-4 heading into the fifth. Broken Bow scored three runs in the fifth inning and one more in the sixth to extend their lead to 9-4 but Holdrege took advantage of a Broken Bow error with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning to score three runs and make the score 9-7 going into the 7th. Bow would put the game away in the top of the 7th as they batted through the order and scored five runs. Holdrege scored a run in the bottom of the 7th to make the final score 14-8. Max Denson had a huge night at the plate going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and 2 RBI. Denson collected his 7th homerun of the season at the juniors level with a solo shot to lead off the third inning. Tayte Thorton was 3 for 5 at the plate with 1 run scored and 3 RBI. Coy Wardyn was 2 for 4 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI and Brycen Woodward also had a multi hit game going 2 for 5 with 2 runs batted in. Broken Bow is now 21-4 on the season and has won 13 in a row.
Broken Bow is the only team remaining in the double elimination tournament without a loss. Broken Bow will play Gothenburg today (7/11) at 5 p.m. followed by Minden vs Holdrege in an elimination game at 7:30. The scenarios are these: If Broken Bow defeats Gothenburg, Gothenburg is eliminated and Broken Bow will play the winner of Holdrege and Minden for the title on Tuesday with Broken Bow needing one win to claim the championship while the Minden/Holdrege winner would have to beat Broken Bow twice to win the title. If Gothenburg wins, Gothenburg would play the winner of Minden vs Holdrege on Tuesday with the winner to play Broken Bow for a winner take all championship game.
Tonight’s game between Broken Bow and Gothenburg will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on the web at kbbn.com