Three run 8th pushes Broncos past Four Corners

Danny Flahie drove in three runs with a triple in the bottom of the 8th inning, and helped power the Madison Broncos to a 6-3 win over Four Corners on Wednesday night in the second round of the State Amateur Baseball Tournament. Flahie, a pick up player from Humbolt/Hartford, drove in 4 runs as Madison became the only Cornbelt team to advance into the quarter-finals.

The Broncos took their first lead of the game in the 4th inning, scoring two runs on a pair of walks, an error, and an RBI double from Brian Miller. They added another run in the 5th, with Flahie driving in Trevor Johnson to give Madison a 3-0 lead.

Broncos starting pitcher Hunter Jamison had cruised through the first 5 innings, but ran into trouble in the 6th. Four Corners tied the game thanks to three hits and a pair of Madison errors. Nick Bird relieved Jamison and pitched a pair of scoreless innings. Then in the bottom of the 8th the Broncos loaded the bases with 2 outs, after a pair of walks and hit batter. Then Flahie drove his triple to the wall in left field to give Madison the lead back. Brady Banse ended the game by retiring all 3 batters in the 9th for the save.

Flahie finished 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs, Trevor Johnson had 2 hits and scored a run for the Bronocs. Nathan Hainey had 2 hits and 2 RBI in the loss.

Madison moves on to the Class B quarter-finals. They will take on the defending state champion Alexandria Angles on Friday night. Jammin Country 103 will carry that game at 7:30 Friday from Cadwell Park in Mitchell.