Kearney Five Points uses big 7th inning to top Bow juniors

The Broken Bow juniors played a back and forth game with Kearney Five Points that ended with a big top of 7th inning from Kearney en route to a 10-5 victory. The Indians trailed just 5-4 heading into the top of the 7th inning before Kearney was able to find the gaps against Taylor Shea, who took over for starter Jake McCormick. “We faced McCormick the last time we played them, so I’m surprised we didn’t pick up on him sooner, but eventually our kids made the adjustments,” Kearney Coach Jacob Pacheco said. “That’s what we preach, making adjustments.” The two teams traded runs in the first innings before Kearney pushed three across the plate in their half of the 3rd inning, to make the score 4-1. Broken Bow battled back in the bottom of the third with a run on an error and RBI singles from Scott Davis and Josey Evans. That evened the scored at 4-4 heading into the 4th inning. Kearney scored one with a sacrifice fly to go up 5-4 which held until the 7th inning when they were eventually able to pull away. “They’ve always been a good hitting team,” Broken Bow coach Kyle Stringham said. “We went back and forth on whether to leave Jake in, but he had already crossed the 100-pitch mark.” Tommy McCormick got the start on the mound and struck out five and walked out four in his six innings of work. He allowed just two earned runs on six hits. Shea paced the offense, recording three singles in his four plate appearances and had one RBI. Hunter Minnick drove in two runs whileEvans, McCormick, and Davis all finished with one RBI.