The Madison Broncos split an unusual doubleheader with the Canova Gang on Thursday night. The two teams started the night by resuming a game that was rained out back in June. Canova had taken a 8-1 lead after three innings when rain forced the game to be postponed back on June 22nd. The game resumed last night in the fourth inning. Canova’s Cole Gassman hit a 3-run homer to put the Gang up 11-1, and allowed Canova to win the game on the Ten Run Rule.
The two teams then played a 7 inning game that was originally scheduled for last night. Canova started that game by taking a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning. But the Broncos pitchers, Peyton Wolf and Brock Minnaert, held Canova scoreless for the next five innings.
In the bottom of the fifth inning Madison scored two runs to tie the game, and then took the lead on a 3-run home run from Greg Biagi.
Canova attempted a comeback in the seventh inning, taking advantage of some defensive mistakes from Madison that allowed the Gang to score 2 runs. Ty Jorgenson tracked down a fly ball on the run to end the game, and give the Broncos a 5-4 win.
Minnaert picked up the win, allowing only two unearned runs over 4 innings. Madison will be back at home on Sunday at 5pm for their final home game of the year. Canova will travel to Humboldt on Sunday to take on the Wood Ducks.