Archive - Sports Article
June 19th, 2013
The Broken Bow senior team used a five-run fourth inning to beat Kearney Little Ceasers 8-7 Tuesday night.
â€śWe didnâ€™t walk a lot of batters tonight,â€ť Broken Bow coach Ryan McAlexander said. â€śThe defense played really well and we hit the ball. Those three things are always a winning combination.â€ť
Bow trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 4th before getting RBI hits from Hunter Campbell, Caleb Dodge, Jake McCormick and Garret Ulmer.
Josey Evans also got a run across with a sacrifice fly on the inning.
The Broken Bow juniors played a back and forth game with Kearney Five Points that ended with a big top of 7th inning from Kearney en route to a 10-5 victory.
The Indians trailed just 5-4 heading into the top of the 7th inning before Kearney was able to find the gaps against Taylor Shea, who took over for starter Jake McCormick.
â€śWe faced McCormick the last time we played them, so Iâ€™m surprised we didnâ€™t pick up on him sooner, but eventually our kids made the adjustments,â€ť Kearney Coach Jacob Pacheco said. â€śThatâ€™s what we preach, making adjustments.â€ť
The Broken Bow Spirit 16U team notched another win Monday night, defeating Ravenna 10-2.
Ashley Markham kept Ravenna off the board in the first inning as she recorded two strikeouts. Broken Bow then jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles from Ashley Markham, Jasmyn Brooks and Charmayne Popp.
Ravenna put up one run in the top of the 2nd inning on an RBI single as Markham struck out two more batters.
Brooks continued to swing a hot bat in the bottom of the second, driving in Hanna Lane and Kerri DeGroff on a two RBI- single.
The Broken Bow Spirit 18u team broke the game open in the top of the third inning, pouring in 14 runs on seven hits on the way to a 27-3 victory.
Makenna Brunken got the monstrous inning started with an inside the park home run to deep center field, giving the Spirit a 3-2 lead.
They never looked back.
Brunken is from Burwell and has proved to be a valuable import for the Spirit program so far.
In a battle for town softball bragging rights, the Broken Bow 16u team earned an 8-7 victory over their 18u counterparts.
Jasmyn Brooks cranked three-run home run while Mariah Lane finished with a single and a double while driving in two runners as part of the 16u effort. Kerri DeGroff, Ashley Markham and Jordan Linn also finished the game with RBIs.
Markham, Hanna Lane and DeGroff each finished the game with three singles.
Brooks pitched all six innings played while striking out six, walking six and allowing five earned runs.
There was a point in time where Burwell softball was the team to beat. The Broken Bow Spirit 18u has proved that times have changed.
The Spirit 18u dominated Burwell at home 18-2 June 5 to improve their record to 4-2 on the season. The win also marked their second straight.
The sticks came alive for every girl in the Spirit lineup, lead by Katie Kirkpatrick's three RBIs. She drove in all three with a triple while going 1-3 from the plate. Kelsie Myers, Lizzie Griffith, Tressa Ripp and Hannah Evans also drove in one run each.
On June 6, the Broken Bow senior baseball team finished off their season sweep of Cozad, winning 12-8 after beating them 6-2 in the first matchup of the season.
They trailed 8-5 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning, where they broke the game open with a seven-run showing.
Hunter Campbell and Josey Evans powered the Indians at the plate. Campbell went 2-3 with a single and a double with an RBI and scoring two runs himself. Evans reached base three times in his four plate appearances with three singles. He had two RBIs and also scored twice.
The Broken Bow junior baseball team rebounded from two straight losses with an 18-2 win against Overton June 8 in the Holdrege junior tournament. They opened the tournament with an 11-4 loss to Kearney. On June 6, Broken Bow fell to Cozad 16-2.
Against Overton Broken Bow put the game away in the third inning, scoring 15 runs. Hunter Minnick was the leading RBI man, driving in three as he went 2-3 from the plate with a single and double. Josey Evans, Travis Kleeb, Josh Jacobsen and Noel Chapin each added two singles.
Broken Bow earned a bounce back win over Cozad, 6-2, after falling 7-6 to Gothenburg the night before.
Josh Jacobsen added two RBIs to his total in his 1-2 hitting performance. He also came around to score twice.
Josey Evans, Jack Smallcomb, Preston Sanchez, Garrett Ulmer, Taylor Shea and Tommy McCormick all registered one hit.
Evans and Quackenbush added the other two RBIs.
Sanchez got the start on the mound and allowed the two runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three. He had one hitbatsmen.
The seniors take on Holdrege on the road Monday at 8 p.m.
The Broken Bow junior baseball team faced a tough opponent in Cozad Saturday night and came up short, but the score of 14-7.
Taylor Shea lead the team in RBIs with three as he went 3-3 from the plate. Josey Evans had one RBI as he went 0-5 from the plate. Travis Kleeb had a very productive day for the Indians, scoring twice and going 4-5 from the plate.
Hunter Minnick went 2-4 and Trevor Scott finished at 1-3.
Evans, Tommy McCormick, Shea, Mitch Burnett and Josh Jacobsen all crossed the plate once.