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Broken Bow tops McCook and Lex

June 15, 2011

Kirby Pomplun fires a pitch in the first inning of the Broken Bow Seniors 12-8 win over Lexington at Paul Brown Field last week. Pomplun stuck out 11 in six innings of duty. Photo by Dennis Driscoll

MCCOOK- - The Broken Bow Senior baseball team went two and one over the weekend.
Broken Bow traveled to McCook this past Saturday for a doubleheader. Bow dropped the first game 13-11. McCook struck in the first inning with two runs.
Neither team scored in the second inning, but the fireworks started in the third inning for both teams.
Broken Bow pushed three runs across the plate to make it 3-2. McCook responded with four runs to take a 6-3 lead into the fourth inning. Broken Bow added three runs again in the fourth but McCook was able to answer with five runs and took an 11-6 lead to the fifth inning.
Bow added one run in the fifth and McCook pushed two across the plate. Bow added two runs in the sixth and held McCook scoreless.
McCook was able to withstand the Broken Bow rally in the seventh inning and held on to win.
Derek McCormick went 2-5 with two hits and one run. Caleb Dodge batted 2-5 and added a run. Wilson Baker had a stand-out performance, batting 2-3 with three runs batted in. Michael Coleman also went 2-3, batting three runs in and scored twice.
Coleman was the losing pitcher, allowing six hits, five earned runs and struck out four in three innings.
The second game of the twin bill Broken Bow started fast and never looked back.
Bow scored three runs in the first and second innings before surrendering their only two runs in the bottom second inning.
Bow added three runs in the third, four runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and in the process ended the game due to the five-inning mercy rule and won 16-2.
Dodge batted a perfect 4-4, batted one run in and scored four times. Chad Christensen went 3-4, batted two runs in and scored twice. Hunter Campbell played well, batting 2-4, batted one run in and scoring twice.
Derek McCormick picked up the complete game win. He pitched five innings, allowed one hit and struck out four.
Last Thursday Broken Bow picked up their first win of the season, dropping Lexington 12-8.
Bow started hot scoring two runs in the first inning and added three more runs in the second inning.
Lexington tacked on one run in the third but Bow quickly responded, adding two runs of their own.
Lexington opened the fourth inning with two runs and again Bow was able to match , crossing the plate three times and entered the fifth inning leading 10-3. Both teams scored twice in the fifth and neither team scored in the sixth.
Broken Bow was able to stop the Lexington rally in the seventh inning and held on to win 12-8.
Leading the way for Bow was Kirby Pomplun. He batted 2-5 and batted in two runs. Derek McCormick went 2-4 and batted in two runs.
Sterling Atkins went 1-3 and scored once. Dodge produced some power for Bow. He went 2-5, batted one run in and scoring once.
Coleman also batted in three runs. Baker went 1-3 and scored twice.
Pomplun took the win for Broken Bow. He pitched six innings, allowed five hits, five earned runs and struck out 11.
The Broken Bow Junior and Senior baseball teams host Elwood tonight at Paul Brown Field. The Junior game is set for 5:30 p.m. and the Seniors play at 8 p.m. Broken Bow plays host to Gothenburg this Saturday, with times set for 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Paul Brown Field.

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