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July 22nd, 2012
Broken Bow Softball finished out their season this past weekend at the State tournament, going 2-2.
The Spirit stumbled out of the gate, losing to Winside 5-3, earning two wins over the Midtown Havoc and the Creighton Thunder.
They held on for an 11-10 victory over Midtown and beat Creighton 7-3.
Todd's Feed out of Sutton eliminated the Spirit 12-5 Saturday afternoon. For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Chief will also post the full story on the website later in the week.
A rough first inning cost Broken Bow the league championship Monday night. Broken Bow fell to Aurora 15-5 in five innings. Aurora took at 12-0 in the first inning. The Indians outscored them the rest of the way, 5-3, but it wasn't enough. The game was a reschedule from the game on July 12 that was cancelled due to rain.
Broken Bow takes on Ravenna at home tonight at 7 p.m. It will be their final home game of the season before they start the district tournament on July 21 in Wahoo.
Their game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and they will take on the winner of Cozad and Shelton/Gibbon.
Due to weather conditions, the Mid-America Legion Baseball championship has been postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Chad Christensen was on hand to throw out the first pitch. That still took place. That story will be posted shortly.
Broken Bowâ€™s Kelsie Myers recently returned from a mission trip to
Haiti where she worked as a medical helper in a tent that cared for
The Spirit were glad to have her back, as Myers gave the team the
right dose of strong hitting they needed to finish a strong second
place in the league tournament.
Spalding ended the teamâ€™s run with an 8-3 victory over the Spirit in
the championship game July 7th.
Myers batted 8-14 in the tournament, which is good for a .571 batting average.
Broken Bow's Chad Christensen will be throwing out the first pitch at the Mid-Nebraska League Championship game this week. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. against Aurora at Tomahawk Park.
Kirby Pomplun, Michael Coleman, Justin McCullough and Caleb Dodge have been voted into the Mid-Nebraska League All-Star game, which takes place July 5 in Kearney at Memorial Field. The game starts at 7 p.m. Four players is the maximum number of players one team can have on an All-Star roster. It is the first time Broken Bow has had four players voted to the All-Star game.
Trailing 2-0 for most of the game, Nebraska State Bank Baseball refused to quit and rallied to take the game into extra innings where they would eventually pull away from Kearney and win 6-2.
An RBI-single by Justin McCullough brought the game even at 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning. Kearney Little Ceasers stranded a runner in the bottom of the seventh, opening for Broken Bow to blow the game wide open in the top of the 8th.
This is when right fielder Jake McCormick stepped up and delivered a two-RBI single that put Broken Bow up 4-2 and gave them the lead for good.
The Spirit had been in close games before during this season. None of them went as planned.
In their final game of the season at Tomahawk Park, a seventh-inning rally changed all that.
Broken Bow trailed 7-3 entering the final inning and then put their bats to work. Timely hitting by Tressa Ripp, Karly Boje and Jasmyn Brooks helped seal the 8-7 comeback victory for the Spirit.
The game ended on an RBI single from Brooks.
For complete coverage of this game, check out the July 5 edition of the Custer County Chief.
A two-RBI single by Jake McCormick followed up by an RBI single from Michael Coleman helped Broken Bow secure the West division title Wednesday night.
Broken Bow held off Holdredge for a 9-4 victory. The victory helped them stay undefeated in league play this season. Their overall record stands at 13-2.
While the winning streak for Broken Bow stands at seven games, coach Jerry Pomplun would like to see some more improvements out of the team, particularly on the offensive side.
Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.
Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.
Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.
"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."