VIRGINIA - The International Falls Post 66 legion baseball team got its fifth win of the season Thursday evening, when the Broncos beat the Virginia Blue Devils 7-3.
- Riley Larson - 1 hit and 2 RBI
- Joe Glowack - 1 run and 1 hit
- Joe Talmage - 2 hits
- Tucker Hell - 2 runs
- Blaine Humbert - 1 run and 1 hit
Winning pitcher was Bryant Koenig, who recorded two strikeouts in two innings pitched.
The Blue Devils got on the scoreboard first, hitting a home run over the right-center field wall in the bottom of the first inning.
However, the Broncos kept their composure and kept the home team from notching another run.
The Broncos got their own scoring going in in the top of the second, when a Blue Devil error allowed Tucker Hell to advance home, tying the game.
The Broncos took the lead when a single hit by Riley Larson brought home Blaine Humbert and Bryant Koenig, giving them a 3-1 lead.
The middle innings of the ballgame were a defensive showdown, with neither team able to advance runners home.
The Blue Devils broke the drought with a run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Bronco lead to 3-2.
The score was tied once more in the bottom of the sixth when a Bronco wild pitch brought a Blue Devil runner home.
With the score at 3-3, the Bronco offense started clicking in the top of the seventh inning.
The scoring started when Trimble Butler distracted the Blue Devil defense by stealing second, allowing Joe Glowack to steal home.
Butler himself was brought home after a single hit by Travis Kalar.
Finally, a Blue Devil error allowed Kalar and Hell to come home, giving the Broncos a commanding 7-3 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Blue Devils only got a runner on first before they got their third out, giving the Broncos the victory.
Head coach Dieter Humbert said he was happy with how the Broncos competed at the plate.
"Our hitting approach continues to improve as we are becoming more disciplined in the zone and aggressive on strikes," he said.
Humbert also praised the Bronco pitching staff and catcher for their performances Thursday.
"I thought Blaine and Bryant did an excellent job combining to limit Virginia to three runs and Travis Kalar called and executed a solid game behind the plate," he said.
The Broncos were back in action Tuesday when they hosted the Ely Timberwolves, the results of which were unavailable at press time.