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June 6th, 2012
The Spirit softball team picked up two wins on back-to-back nights, beating Ord 11-9 Monday night and North Loup 8-0 Tuesday night. Against Ord, the Spirit took an 11-5 lead into the 7th and final inning. Ord put four runs on the board, but Broken Bow hung on for the victory. In the 8-0 win over North Loup, only one batter reached base and pitcher Hannah Evans struck out three batters while allowing no walks. 1st baseman Sami Gaston and shortstop/center fielder Kelsie Myers each had two RBI's.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact that he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
Low and away.
Thatâ€™s the rule pitcher Michael Coleman stuck to in the season opener against Gothenburg Saturday.
The philosophy didnâ€™t steer him wrong. Broken Bow cruised to a 10-0 victory behind Colemanâ€™s 10 strikeouts.
Colemanâ€™s confidence in his arm didnâ€™t leave him surprised at his stellar outing.
â€śIt was nice because I didnâ€™t have to throw a lot of curve balls. I just threw a lot of fastballs low and away and they couldnâ€™t handle it.â€ť
While striking out 10, Coleman was also extremely efficient, allowing no walks and only giving up two hits in his five innings of work.
The Spirit softball team recovered from a tough first inning, where they allowed nine runs, to win 18-12 in the home opener against Ravenna. Further coverage will be provided in the June 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.
While the Spirit softball team didnâ€™t come away with a win in the tournament to open the season, they did come away with some valuable lessons.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on covering the bases when the other team bunts a lot,â€ť said pitcher/shortstop Kelsie Myers.
In the teamâ€™s second round robin game against Alliance, errant throws in the infield aided an Alliance victory.
It was from this game that the team learned how to keep the runners contained
South Loup's Lane Gascoigne wound up finishing in a tie for 21st at the Class D state golf tournament. He shot an 82 the first day and an 89 on the second day of the tournament. As a team, South Loup finished 13th overall with a team total of 772. Mullen also was able to qualify for state as a team and they finished 15th. Their total score has not yet been determined. For extended coverage, see the May 31st edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow junior Tanner Johnson came into the state invite on a hot streak and the higher stakes didn't deter him. Johnson finished 4th overall today completing a todays round with a score of 76, five strokes lower than his first round. Sophomore Marcus Miller had a respectable finish as well, he tallied an 82 on the day. This was also five strokes lower than his first round. He finished tied for 27th. Look for extended coverage in the May 31st edition of the Custer County Chief.
After the first round of play here are the Individual Stroke Play Results:
11. Lane Gasgoine-South Loup-82
T25. Clint Scheringer- South Loup-86
T29. Allan Elliot- Mullen- 87
T89. Justin Ross- South Loup-106
96. Trevor Halstead- South Loup-109
101. Ian Beshaler- South Loup- 115
102. Garrett Cox-Mullen-117
103. Kory Phillips- Mullen-118
In team play, South Loup sits at 12th with a total of 383 and Mullen is in 15th with 429.
After the first round of play, Tanner Johnson sits tied for 10th overall with an 81. Marcus Miller is tied for 28th after the first round with an 87. According to the NSAA scoreboard, Johnson tees of at 11 am today and Miller tees off at 9:50 to start round 2.
Team scoring: Scottsbluff 48, McCook 41, York 37, Grand Island NW 35, Elkhorn MM 34, Omaha Gross 34, Blair 33, Lexington 32, Cozad 28, Auburn 26, Columbus LV 25, Boys Town 22, Waverly 21, Gering 21, Aurora 20, Gretna 20, Omaha Skutt 18, Adams Central 14, Gothenburg 14, Crete 12, Platteview 11, Alliance 11, Sidney 10, Oâ€™Neill 10, Ogallala 9, Elkhorn South 9, Beatrice 9, Chadron 8, Seward 8, Columbus Scotus 8, Milford 6, Norris 4, Pierce 4, Omaha Roncalli 4, Arlington 4, Nebraska City 3, Bennington 3, Lincoln Lutheran 2, Elkhorn 2.