Bow seniors hold off Kearney Little Ceasers rally

The Broken Bow senior team used a five-run fourth inning to beat Kearney Little Ceasers 8-7 Tuesday night. “We didn’t walk a lot of batters tonight,” Broken Bow coach Ryan McAlexander said. “The defense played really well and we hit the ball. Those three things are always a winning combination.” Bow trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 4th before getting RBI hits from Hunter Campbell, Caleb Dodge, Jake McCormick and Garret Ulmer. Josey Evans also got a run across with a sacrifice fly on the inning. Chad Christensen reached first in the bottom of the 5th and would eventually score on an error, stretching the lead to 8-3. Kearney Little Ceasers would make noise in the top of the 6th inning, scoring three runs-two of them coming on a two-RBI single from Pegg. That cut the lead to 8-6 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. Kearney would add one more on a Broken Bow error in the 7th, but was unable to get the tieing run across as Caleb Dodge was able to stave them off with his pitching performance. Despite the pressure situation, Dodge felt he had the situation under control. “I wasn’t too nervous,” Dodge said. “I just knew I had to trust my infield and throw it low in order to keep it out of the outfield.” Dodge pitched three innings of relief for starter Jack Smallcomb. He didn’t record a strikeout and allowed three earned runs on three hits. Smallcomb recorded one strikeout in his three innings of work and walked four while allowing two earned runs on five hits. Broken Bow spread the wealth around offensively with Hunter Campbell, Josey Evans, Jake McCormick and Garrett Ulmer each recording one RBI. Campbell and McCormick recorded two hits in their four plate appearances while Dodge, Ulmer, Smallcomb and Seth Quackenbush all added one hit. The Indians capitalized on five Kearney errors and Kearney also stranded a total of 13 runners.