Gothenburg edges Broken Bow seniors

Broken Bow fought through windy, chilly conditions and came up just short Friday night against Gothenburg, losing 7-6. The Indians were able to get runners on first and 2nd in the bottom of the 7th trailing 7-6, but the game ended with Gothenberg nabbing Seth Quackenbush trying to steal third base.Broken Bow held a 4-2 lead throughout most of the game, but Gothenburg broke the game open in the top of the 6th inning, scoring four runs to go up 7-5. Broken Bow managed to get one around in the bottom of the 7th, but it wasn't enough.Josey Evans had three RBIs on the night, all coming on a double on which he reached on an error on a ball that went over the head of the center fielder. He also crossed the plate twice on his own accord.Jake McCormick, Jack Smallcomb, Tommy McCormick and Josh Jacobsen also crossed the plate during the game. Smallcomb walked six and struck out three in his six innings of work, allowing just two runs through the first four. McCormick relieved him on the mound in the top 7th and helped keep Gothenburg off the board.Gothenburg totes an experienced lineup and they showed it late in the ballgame."They came out got some hits," Broken Bow coach Ryan McAlexander said. "That's tough. There were a couple plays that we probably should have made, but I thought we played pretty good defense tonight. We got four solid innings from Jack."There was some thought to taking out Smallcomb prior to the 7th inning, but there were factors that played into the decision to leave him in a little longer."I thought about it for a little while, but he was still striking kids out going into the inning," McAlexander said. "His placement was good and he wasn't walking anybody. They started getting to him a little bit. Hindsight is 20/20."