Superior Central Cougars, Bark River-Harris Broncos baseball teams split twinbill

BARK RIVER — Jack Bower tossed a one-hitter Tuesday night as the Bark River-Harris Broncos salvaged a split in a baseball doubleheader with a 3-1 victory over the Superior Central Cougars.

The Cougars took the opener 7-5.

Bower went the distance, striking out seven and walking one.

“Jack had an excellent outing,” BR-H head coach Al Botwright said. “He faced just one hitter more than the minimum. You can’t ask for any more out of a starting pitcher than that.”

John Robinette went 2 for 2 and scored twice in the nightcap. John Javurek got a hit to go with two RBIs and Aiden Johnson recorded a hit and a stolen base.

In the opener, Superior Central’s Jesse Matson snapped a 3-3 tie with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run sixth inning.

“We battled back and got three hits,” Botwright said. “We just couldn’t make it all the way back. The bases-loaded triple was too hard to overcome that late in the game.

“We have to give them credit. Their guy hit a deep fly ball to center, which got caught up in the wind and one-hopped the fence. That was the key play of the game.”

Lucas Kanerva led the Cougars, going 3 for 3, scoring a run and driving in a run.

Superior Central meets host Gladstone in its Division 3 district opener at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.