The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team traveled to Central City Wednesday night for the Mid Nebraska League Championship. Broken Bow qualified as winners of the west division and the Central City / Fullerton seniors entered the game as winners of the east division. Both teams showed why they belonged in the championship game as they battled in a well played low scoring affair. Central City / Fullerton jumped out first with a run in the 2nd and two more in the third. Broken Bow would get on the scoreboard in the 6th when Blake Denson led off the inning with a double and then was driven in on an RBI single to right field by Sawyer Bumgarner who led the Broken Bow offense going 3 for 3 on the night. The score would remain 3-1 going into the seventh. Broken Bow was able to put the tying runs on base in the top of the 7th but Central City pitcher Tres Gonsior would get Blake Denson to fly out to right field to end the game as the Central City / Fullerton seniors held on to claim the league title. Both pitchers pitched complete games with Gonsior of Central City going all seven innings giving up just 1 run on 6 hits. Broken Bow’s Blake Denson went 6 complete innings giving up 3 runs on 9 hits and striking out 6. The Bow seniors are now off until the area tournament which is scheduled to begin July 23rd in Minden.
The Broken Bow American Legion juniors will begin play in the Class B Area 6 tournament in Gothenburg on Friday. Broken Bow is the top seed and will play Cozad in the opening round on Friday at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com.