Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Bronco baseball team clobbers Wellington 17-6

By Sandy Anderberg

Springtime in the panhandle brings about yet another sport and the Bronco baseball team has begun their 2013 season with a big win over Wellington at 17-6.

Despite a slow start, the Broncos regrouped and silenced the Skyrocket team. The last four innings were huge for the Broncos as they scored 16 of their 17 runs in those innings.

Dillon Nickell was on the mound for the Broncos and after the first inning, he settled in to throw a strong game according to coach Brad Elam.

“Dillion struck out eight hitters and only walked two.”

The Bronco defense struggled some, but put together some stops against the Rockets.

“Fielding, we struggled at times, but were able to make some plays,” Elam said. “And our hitting finally came around with the top six in the order having a great game, scoring 16 of the 17 runs. We still have a lot to work on, but I was pleased with the outcome.”

Dusty Rice was able to go four for five with three doubles and three runs scored and Nickell scored three runs and stole four bases. Caleb Cobb reached base four times, scored four runs, and drove in some big runs. Trevor Cobb reached base four times and scored three runs while Mitchell Parry reached base three times and scored two runs.

The Broncos will travel to Valley Friday, March 1, to take on the Patriots at 4:00 p.m. and play Wellington at home on Monday, March 4, also at 4:00 pm.

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