6/16/2012 5:57:55 PM
Broken Bow Bounces Back Against Gothenburg
Broken Bow's bats came alive Saturday afternoon as they defeated Gothenburg 14-4 in five innings. The seniors improved to 7-2 on the season while Gothenburg dropped to 2-12.
Broken Bow scored runs in each inning they batted. The rally got started in the first as Justin McCullough came around to score on a Jake McCormick RBI single. The next batter, Caleb Dodge brought home Michael Coleman and Kirby Pomplun as Broken Bow jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Gothenburg would score on an RBI triple by Justin Larson in the second which brought Brandon Wlasiuk home to score. However, Broken Bow would plate four more in the second as they sent seven men to the plate and recorded three hits. McCullough, Coleman and Pomplun each scored again as well as Nate Evans to make it 7-1. McCullough led Broken Bow reaching on two hits an error and a walk. Coleman also reached on a single and two walks while Pomplun recorded a single a walk and reached on an error as well.
The biggest inning came in the third as Broken Bow tacked on six runs as they batted around the order to make it 13-1. Some costly pitching errors forced a change from starter Trey Kolbo who had to move to first base following soreness in his pitching arm. Kolbo would not bat after the switch forcing Gothenburg to sacrifice two outs as he would be scheduled to bat twice the remainder of the game.
Gothenburg put together a solid top of the fourth against Broken Bow reliever Grayson Minnick. A couple of hit batters and a lead-off walk helped load the bases with nobody out and some wild pitches allowed some runs to score. Gothenburg would put three on the board in the fourth to make it a 13-4 game. Broken Bow tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth as McCullough scored again on a wild pitch to force the 10-run rule and give them the win.
On Friday, the Broken Bow seniors fell to Kearney Little Caesars 5-3 and the Broken Bow juniors fell 9-4.