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Lexington survives Bow Junior rally, escape with 13-12 win.

May 31, 2013

Broken Bow's Neol Chapin goes into his windup during Broken Bow's game against Lexington Thursday night. The Indians fought back from a 12-1 deficit, but came up short 13-12.

The Broken Bow junior baseball team fell behind 9-1 in the first two innings of Thurdsay's game against Lexington.

They also almost pulled off a massive comeback.

The Indians cut the lead all the way down to 13-12 in the bottom of the seventh inning and had a runner on third base when Josh Jacobsen was caught with too big of a lead at first and was picked off.

After falling behind 12-1 at one point, Broken Bow put up three in the third inning when Josey Evans reached first on an ovethrown ball that cleared the bases and scored four runs, cutting the lead to 12-4. They then put up two in the third, two in the 5th and four in the 7th as the Lexington fielding began to break down in the second half of the game.

Evans turned in another solid performance, going 3-5 with three RBIs on the night and scored two runs. Tommy McCormick crossed the plate twice in his 2-5 performance and had one RBI. Taylor Shea added two RBIs in his 2-4 performance at the plate and scored a run.

Jacobsen and Hunter Minnick also crossed the plate once each. Jacobsen went 1-3 while Minnick would reach on a couple errors and a walk. Each had an RBI.

Trevor Scott also went 1-3 from the plate and scored a run.

McCormick, Shea and Jacobsen each had RBI singles in the bottom of the 7th inning as Broken Bow was trying to finish off the rally.

After the game, the Broken Bow coaching staff was proud of the way the team fought back after being down big early.

"They found a fire in them," Broken Bow coach Kyle Stringham said. "They started out a little slow, but they gathered around each other and rallied back. You've got to give it to them, they didn't give up."

The juniors move to 2-4 on the season and will take on Gothenburg Friday night at 5:00. The game was supposed to be played at Gothenburg Wednesday night, but was cancelled due to rain.

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