The Minden First Bank Juniors were unable to hold on to a 5-0 lead through four and a half innings as Alma came back in a big way to defeat First Bank 9-6 in Alma on June 30. The juniors fell to 7-11.
After a scoreless first, First Bank pushed across four runs in the top of the second. The two-out rally began with singles from Ethan Morgan and Jake Halvorsen and a walk to Cade Harsin. Braxton Hatch reached by error bringing home Hudson Weeder (running for Morgan) and then Rylan Holsten unloaded the bases with a three-run double for a 4-0 lead for First Bank.
There was no scoring by either side until the fifth when First Bank added another run as Holsten walked and eventually scored making it 5-0. The bottom of the fifth, however, turned the outcome in Alma’s favor as the hosts scored nine runs via three hits, five walks and some errors. Alma led 9-5.
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