The regular season ended not as the Minden First Bank Seniors would have liked as Gibbon downed First Bank 8-4 at Ollie Bjorklund Field on July 18. The loss left the seniors record at 13-8 ahead of the area tournament.
The teams were tied at 2-2 after three innings but Gibbon plated four in the top of the fourth to go up 6-2 and First Bank couldn’t catch up.
First Bank accumulated five hits— one each from Cal Johnson, Evan Smith, both Birkestrands and Rylan Holsten (a double). Austin Lutkemeier, Brennan Runge and one of the Birkestrands had RBIs and runs were scored by David Smolik, Smith, Holsten and a Birkestrand.
see July 27 Courier for full story