Minden’s First Bank Juniors outhit Ravenna but errors and yielding unearned runs ultimately led to Ravenna overtaking First Bank 14-10 on July 15 at Ravenna. First Bank slipped to 3-9.
Scoring was plentiful early as First Bank got six in the top of the first. After Lucas Epperson and Jamey Birkestrand led off with back-to-back hit-by-pitch at bats, five of the next six First Bank hitters rapped base hits— Carter Harsin (single), Ashton Hawkins (double), Nolan Reed (single), Brycen Schwenka (single) and Isaac Kuehn (double). Ravenna replied with eight in the bottom of the first to lead 8-6.
First Bank plated one in the second as Harsin reached by error and eventually scored. Ravenna matched that run with one also and after two innings still was on top 9-7.
see July 22 Courier for full story