McCook sweeps Broken Bow in doubleheader
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Junior team went one and three over the weekend in baseball action. Sunday, the Juniors hosted McCook for a doubleheader at Paul Brown Field. In the first game both teams traded shots. In the first inning Broken Bow jumped out to a 2-1 lead. McCook added a run in the second inning to tie the game. Broken Bow was able to push two runs across in the third inning and led 4-2 going into the fourth. At the top of the fourth inning McCook was able to strike with five runs. Bow was able to score one and was down 7-5 going into the fifth inning. McCook pushed one run across to increase their lead. McCook extended their lead in the sixth inning, scoring four runs to make it 12-7. Broken Bow fought hard in the seventh inning, scoring four runs, but that wasn’t enough as McCook held on to win 12-11. Preston Sanchez took the loss for Broken Bow; he pitched four innings, allowed seven runs, four hits and six walks. Sanchez also struck out two. Jake McCormick relieved Sanchez. McCormick pitched three innings, allowed five runs, three hits and walked five batters. Sanchez went 3-5, batting in four runs. McCormick went 2-4, batting in two runs and scored three times. Garret Ulmer showed he had some pop in his bat, going 2-3, batting in one run and scored twice. Broken Bow was able to keep the bats moving in the second game of the twin bill. Bow scored in the first and second innings and entered the third inning with a 2-0 lead. McCook was able to take the lead in the third, producing three runs. McCook scored twice in the top of the fourth. Bow scored three times and the game was tied 5-5 after four. McCook scored four runs in the fifth inning, opening up a 9-4 lead. McCook scored once in the sixth. Going into the seventh inning Bow scored three times, but it wasn’t enough as McCook prevailed 10-8. Seth Quackenbush pitched four innings, allowed seven runs, eight hits and struck out two. He was replaced by McCormick. He pitched one inning, allowed three runs and three hits. Jordan Lemburg finished the game for Bow, pitched an inning and struck out the only two batters he faced. Jack Smallcomb had a standout performance. He went 2-4, batted three runs in and scored once. Zach Sanchez went 1-4, batting in two runs and scoring once. Lemburg went 2-4, and scored twice. Saturday Broken Bow played host to Gothenburg. Gothenburg did immediate damage, quickly scoring seven runs in the first two innings of play. Gothenburg added four more runs in the top of the fourth inning. Bow scored twice in the fourth inning to make it 11-2. Bow was able to push two runs across in the fifth, but Gothenburg scored twice in the sixth, which ended the game due to the mercy rule. Smallcomb was the starting pitcher for Bow. He lasted one inning, allowed six runs, no hits, and walked five. McCormick replaced Smallcomb. He pitched one inning, allowed two runs, and one hit and walked six. Lemburg replaced McCormick. He pitched three innings, allowed five runs, four hits, walked one and struck out one. Lemburg went 2-2, batting in one run and scored once. Zach Sanchez went 2-3 and scored once. Broken Bow hosted Elwood last Thursday. Bow scored once in the first, scored two runs in the second, third and fourth inning en route to a 7-3 win. Quackenbush started for Bow. In four innings of duty he allowed one run, two hits and three walks. He also struck out six. Closing out the game was Smallcomb. He pitched one inning, allowed two runs, one hit, three walks and struck out three. Sterling Atkins went 1-1 with a run batted in and scored once. Smallcomb went 2-2 with two singles. The Broken Bow Senior team was in action over the weekend. Bow hosted Gothenburg for a Saturday matinee at Paul Brown Field. Gothenburg scored first, tacking on one run in the first inning. However, Bow responded with three runs in the bottom part of the first. Both teams were held scoreless in the second inning. Gothenburg added two runs in the top of the third and Bow scored twice and took a 5-3 lead in the fourth inning. In the top of the fifth inning Gothenburg scored twice and Bow added one run. Going into the sixth inning Broken Bow was clinging to a one-run lead. Gothenburg was able to push one run across to tie the game 6-6. Bow wasn’t able to muster any offense in the bottom of the sixth. In the top of the seventh inning Gothenburg added four runs. That was enough for Gothenburg as they quickly recorded three outs and closed the game out 10-6. Michael Coleman took a no decision for Broken Bow. He pitched five innings, allowed six runs, nine hits and struck out four. Kirby Pomplun took the loss. He pitched one inning, allowed three runs and three hits. Leading the way for Broken Bow on offense was Pomplun. He went 2-4, batted two runs in and scored three times. Chad Christensen batted 3-4 and Wilson Baker finished 1-3. Broken Bow hosted Elwood last Thursday. Bow quickly pounced on Elwood, scoring nine runs in the first inning. Bow added two runs in the third and the game was ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Pomplun took the win for Bow, pitching two innings, allowed no hits, no runs and struck out five. Christensen replaced Pomplun and pitched just as well. He lasted two innings, allowed no hits, no runs and struck out four. Earning the save for Bow was Baker. He pitched one inning, allowed one hit, no runs and struck out three. Spencer Goodman led the way for the Broken Bow offense. He went 2-4, batted in one run and scored three times. Hunter Campbell batted 1-3 and scored once.