Alma Defeats Minden First Bank Seniors 

Alma upended the Minden First Bank Seniors 6-5 in a contest at Alma on July 14. First Bank fell to 13-7 with the loss. 

Alma used a big third inning to give itself a 5-1 lead and added another run in the bottom of the sixth. First Bank made a valiant comeback in the top of the seventh netting four runs, but came up one run short when the final out was made. 

Cal Johnson (one for 3, one RBI, two runs) and Rylan Holsten (2 for 3, one run) had the best games at the plate for First Bank. Nolan Reed was one for 3 with an RBI, one Birkestrand had a hit and scored a run, the other Birkestrand had an RBI (as explained in a previous week’s summary, the stat sheet does not differentiate between the two brothers) and Austin Lutkemeier had a hit. 

see July 20 Courier for full story