McDonald Stadium was packed before Saturday’s game with the Dodge City A’s. Members of the community gathered to honor and thank the United States veterans for sacrificing for their country. Before the game began, American Legion Riders rode on to the field and veterans stood on the infield as each branch of the military was recognized and a moment of silence was observed to honor veterans who gave their life for their country. The national anthem was sung by Riley Bump of Oil Hill Elementary.
Danny Morrow of El Dorado threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Morrow is a lifelong resident of El Dorado and served in the United State military from 1965-1969.
Once the veterans head exited the field, The Pfiefer family was recognized for hosting Broncos players for 12 years. Their son, Scotty Pfiefer, has been helping out with the team for over a decade.
Josh Riggs withstood an early Dodge City charge and the El Dorado bats came alive Saturday night in a 16-6 win over the A's at a filled McDonald Stadium.
Riggs got out of jams in the first, second and fourth innings to earn the victory for the Broncos.
El Dorado scored five runs in each of the first two innings.
Kyle Barfield, who would drive in four runs, giving him seven in two games, hit a two-run double to drive in Tyler Bailey and Jaret Koin, who had walked.
Barfield scored on John Legare's single. Legare and Tanner Schuetz, who had walked, scored on D.J. Gasso's double.
In the second, Barfield drove in Koin, who had walked. Schuetz hit a two-run homer with Barfield on base. Legare walked and scored on Tanner White's triple. White scored on the play because of a Dodge City throwing error.
The same two teams close out the three-game series Sunday at McDonald Stadium.
Dodge City 120 201 000 -- 6 8 3
El Dorado 552 002 02x -- 16 12 3
W: Riggs. L: Wood. HR: El Dorado, Schuetz.
Bronco batting: Bailey 0-2, Glass 0-0, Koin 2-3, Mack 1-4, Meyer 1-2, Barfield 2-2, Crosbie 0-1, Schuetz 1-3, Legare 1-4, White 1-5, Gasso 3-5, Goade 0-4.
Bronco pitching: Riggs 5-3 (ip-er), Schenker 3-0, Capps 1-0.