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Broncos stop four-game skid with 10-9 win over Colman

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 3:36 pm

The Madison Broncos picked up their first Cornbelt League win of the season as they edged past the Colman A's 10-9 at Flynn Field on Thursday night.

"This was a big win," said Broncos manager Matt Burpee. "Anytime you can get a win it really helps."

Colman struck early as they took advantage of two first inning errors to plate one run. The A's added a run in the third inning due to another Bronco error as they held a 2-0 advantage.

Madison scored twice in the fourth frame to deadlock the score at 2-2. Brian Miller and Jon Waba each had an RBI single in the fourth inning.

Colman answered in the top of the fifth inning. With two on and no outs Adam Fritz singled to drive in a run. Colman added another run later in the fifth on a fly out as the A's held a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth.

With two outs and one on Mitch McNary blasted a triple to knock in the first run of the inning for Madison. A wild pitch allowed McNary to score the tying run.

A walk, a hit batsman and a single by Nick Bird loaded the bases for the Broncos. Brian Miller cleared the bases with a grand slam over the right-center field fence to put the Broncos on top 8-4.

"Brian's grand slam ignited us," Burpee said.

The A's struck for four runs in the top of the sixth frame with the big blow by Billy Stitz, a two-run homer. Fritz had another RBI single later in the inning for Colman.

Madison manufactured a run in the sixth inning without getting a hit to regain the lead 9-8.

The Broncos stretched their lead to 10-8 with one swing of the bat. Greg Biagi smacked a solo home run over the left field fence.

Colman added a run in the ninth inning. Tim Kuphal opened the inning with a double and Chris Meyer singled to drive him in. A nifty 6-4-3 double play got Madison out of the inning without any more damage.

McNary closed the game on the mound for Madison and put the A's down in order in the ninth inning.

Madison had only six hits in the game. Miller had a home run, a single and five RBIs for the winners. Biagi had a home run and one RBI while McNary had a triple and one RBI. Waba had a single and an RBI and Nick Bird had a single.

Colman banged out 12 hits off four Madison hurlers. Stitz had a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Kuphal had a double and a single while Fritz had two singles and two RBIs. Colt Hawkins had two singles.

Jacob Giles started on the mound for Madison and worked five plus innings. He gave up seven hits, had three strike outs and walked one. Bird pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and picked up the win. He allowed five hits and struck out one. Marcus Vanden Bosch pitched 2/3 of an inning while McNary finished on the hill and recorded the save, he had one strike out.

Ian Barker started for Colman and worked five innings. Kuphal pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and suffered the loss. Deon Entringer finished on the hill for the A's.

Madison (2-4 overall and 1-3 in league play) will go to Dell Rapids on Sunday night to face the Dell Rapids Mudcats in an 8 p.m. contest.

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