Bow beats Ainsworth; falls to Ogallala
Wilson Baker awaits the pitch against Ogallala last Sunday. Photo by Dennis Driscoll
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Senior baseball team was in action over the weekend. Broken Bow welcomed Ogallala to Paul Brown Field this past Sunday.Ogallala scored first, pushing across two runs in the first inning. Broken Bow was held scoreless in the first inning and neither squad could muster any offense in the second inning. Ogallala opened things up in the third inning, scoring five times, making the score 7-0. Bow was able to get on the scoreboard with two runs in the third inning, making the score 7-2 after three innings of play.
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Ogallala added two runs in the fourth inning, one run in the fifth inning and two runs in the seventh inning en route to a 12-5 win over Broken Bow. Kirby Pomplun took the loss for Broken Bow. He pitched two and one-third innings, allowed seven hits, five runs and struck out two batters. Hunter Campbell led the Broken Bow offense. He batted 2-3 and scored twice. Michael Coleman went 2-4 and batted one run in. Broken Bow currently has four wins and five losses.
Broken Bow traveled north to Ainsworth this past Saturday. Ainsworth scored first, pushing across one run in the first inning. Broken Bow responded in the second inning with three runs. The Ainsworth bats came alive in the second inning with six runs. After two innings of play, Ainsworth held on to a 7-3 lead. However, that was all Ainsworth would score. Broken Bow would tack on two runs in the third inning, four runs in the fourth inning, three runs in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth inning and won 14-7.Derek McCormick started the game for Broken Bow; he pitched one and a third inning, allowed seven runs and gave up five hits. Coleman replaced McCormick pitching five and two-third innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight to earn the win for Broken Bow.
Campbell had the hot bat for Broken Bow. He went 2-5, and batted in three runs. Ben Nelson played well, batting 3-5, scoring one run and batting in one run.
The Broken Bow Junior squad faced off against Ogallala Sunday afternoon. Ogallala scored first, pushing across one run in the first. Broken Bow responded with three runs and led 3-1 after one inning of play. Ogallala quickly got back to work producing three runs in the top of the second inning. Not to be out-done, Broken Bow put three runs on the scoreboard and led 6-4 after two innings.
Ogallala scored once in the third inning to make it a one run game but that was the closest Ogallala would come. Broken Bow scored three runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth inning and won 11-7 in six innings due to the two-hour game rule.
Jack Smallcomb pitched a complete game for the Indians. He allowed eight hits, seven runs and struck out three.
Jake McCormick batted 2-4, scored twice and batted in three runs. Zack Sanchez went 1-2 and scored three times. Broken Bow currently sits at three wins and seven losses.
Broken Bow traveled to Ainsworth and dropped an 18-10 decision. Ainsworth scored twice in the first inning and produced seven runs in the second inning. Ainsworth would tack on six more runs and led 15-3 after four innings of play.
Broken Bow was able to push across seven runs in the fifth inning to bring about a score of 15-10, but that wasnâ€™t enough as Ainsworth added three insurance runs and held Broken Bow scoreless the rest of the game.
The starting pitcher for Broken Bow was Preston Sanchez. He pitched one and a third inning, allowing four hits and seven runs. Jordan Lemburg led the Broken Bow offense. He went 2-4 and batted in two runs.
Last Friday Broken Bow hosted Hastings and lost 16-1 in five innings due to the mercy rule. Seth Quackenbush took the loss for Broken Bow.
Last Wednesday Broken Bow traveled to Wood River and came home with a 12-3 win.
McCormick batted 3-5, knocking in three runs to lead Broken Bow. Smallcomb was the winning pitcher. He lasted six innings, allowed two hits and one run.