Broken Bow juniors survive top-seeded Cozad, head to District Championship

The Broken Bow junior baseball team is one step away from the state tournament. Broken Bow jumped out to a 6-1 lead against Cozad Sunday night and survived a Cozad comeback attempt to preserve a 6-5 victory.Tommy McCormick pitched all seven innings in this game as he struck out six while walking seven and gave up three earned runs on seven hits.Cozad was able to get runners on first and third with two outs in the top of the 7th before McCormick forced a ground ball out of Mitchell Fisher to Taylor Shea at first base to end the game.Josey Evans Trevor Scott and Scott Davis powered the Broken Bow offense as they each recorded two RBIs. Evans finished with a single in his four plate appearances while Davis finished with an RBI double and Scott drove his run in on a fielder's choice.Hunter Minnick also had a productive night at the plate, going 2-3 with two singles and scored two runs. The Indians also got hits from Travis Kleeb and Noel Chapin. Minnick and Chapin each crossed the plate twice while Davis and Josh Jacobsen each scored one run.Broken Bow will play for a spot in the state tournament tomorrow night at 5 p.m. if they lose that game, they will have to play a series deciding game at 8 p.m.