Broken Bow Seniors Improve to 14-9 with Wins Over Holdrege

Broken Bow Seniors Improve to 14-9 with Wins Over Holdrege
Recent high school graduates of this year's Broken Bow senior legion baseball team being honored before Wednesday's game

The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team improved to 14-9 on the season with two wins over Holdrege Wednesday night at Paul Brown Field.  The first game was the finish of a game that was suspended earlier in the season due to rain.  The game resumed in the 6th inning with Broken Bow leading 3-1.  Bow scored two runs in the top of the 7th inning which proved to be big as Bow extended their lead to 5-1.  Holdrege started the bottom of the 7th inning by loading the bases and scored two runs to make the score 5-3.  With runners on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out, Hagen Campbell was able to pitch out of trouble getting a strikeout followed by a runner thrown out at home and a ground out to third to preserve the win.

Bow and Holdrege then made up a game that was rained out completely back on June 9th.  After falling behind 6-0 after 2 1/2 innings, Broken Bow scored 14 unanswered runs to come back and pick up the win.  Bow scored a run in the bottom of the third then four in the fourth to make the score 6-5 then took the lead with three runs in the fifth and put the game away in the 6th by the 8 run rule as they batted through the order and scored 6 runs.  Sawyer Bumgarner had a big night at the plate going 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs scored and one run batted in.  Hagen Campbell started the game on the mound going three full innings then gave way to Brice Chaplin who came on and pitched three innings of scoreless relief.  The Bow seniors have now won seven of their last nine.

Broken Bow will host Ogallala Thursday (6/30) for a juniors and seniors doubleheader at Paul Brown Field.