ELY - The International Falls Post 66 legion baseball team traveled to Ely over the weekend to take on the Hermantown Hawks, the Esko Eskomos, the Cloquet Lumberjacks and the Proctor Rails in a round-robin tournament.

The Broncos had a .500 record during the tournament, going 2-2.

This results in the Broncos holding a 13-12 overall record.

07/12 vs. Hermantown, L 20-7 

The Hawks racked up runs early in Friday's game, scoring 11 in the top of the first inning.

The Broncos did net three runs in the bottom of the second inning, and then a further four runs in the fifth.

However, the Hawks put up a combined nine runs in the final two innings to put the game out of reach.

07/13 vs. Esko, L 7-3 

The Broncos struggled to advance runners home in the opening innings, while the Eskomos notched four runs in the same span.

The Broncos got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when Riley Larson advanced home on a passed ball.

The last runs of the ballgame came in the seventh inning.

The Broncos got two more runs, but the Eskomos ran in three to seal the Broncos' second loss of the tournament.

07/13 vs. Cloquet, W 11-10 

The Broncos found themselves in another hole early in the second game Saturday, trailing the Lumberjacks 5-1 at the end of the first inning.

Throughout the ballgame, the Broncos began to chip away at the Lumberjack lead.

Down 10-7 in the final inning of the ballgame, Trimble Butler and Tucker Hell scored on a ground ball to left field hit by Travis Kalar.

Blaine Humbert then advanced home after a fly ball hit by Bradyn Dremmel.

The Broncos took the lead after Garrett Koenig hit a ground ball towards the pitcher's mound, allowing Kalar to advance home.

The Lumberjacks went three up-three down in the bottom of the seventh to seal the Bronco victory.

07/14 vs. Proctor, W 9-0 

The Falls started the scoring early in their final game of the tournament, getting two runs in the first inning.

This started a streak which saw the Broncos score in the first four innings of the ballgame, taking a commanding 9-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.

The Bronco defense contained the Rail bats, leading to the game to be called in five innings and sealing the shutout.

Coach's comments 

Head coach Dieter Humbert: I'm very proud of our team. We got off to a bit of a slow start against Hermantown but we responded with a late rally versus Esko. We got our most exciting win of the year with a seventh inning rally against Cloquet and capped things off with a convincing win against Proctor. We're playing well as we head into the District 8 Tournament this weekend.

Up next 

The Broncos were scheduled to take on Aurora at home Monday, however Aurora had to forfeit the game due to low numbers.

The Broncos were back on the field Tuesday when they hosted the Virginia Blue Devils, the results of which were unavailable at press time.

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