WATERLOO, IA – In a rare day-game at Riverfront Stadium, the 1,291 fans in attendance were treated to a pitcher’s duel between the Bucks (14-16 second half, 24-39 overall) and the visiting Woodchucks (13-15 second half, 26-36 overall) that ended with Wisconsin on top 3-1.
Bucks starting pitcher Chris Pack (Villanova) went eight strong innings, allowing only two earned runs off nine hits while striking out five, only to be outdone by the Woodchucks Bryce Butt (Ohio). Butt, now 7-0 on the season, pitched a four-hit, one-run complete game.
Held to only one hit through the first seven innings, the Bucks battled back in the bottom of the eighth after catcher Josh Lyon (Indiana), who tripled to lead off the inning, was batted in by third baseman Troy White (Northern Illinois), but were quickly shut down by Butt.
The Bucks were guided offensively by left fielder Pat Stover (Santa Clara) who finished 2-for-4 with a double.
The Bucks are back home Thursday night for the final regular season home game. It will be Wolfe Realtors Thirsty Thursday power4ed by Wolfe Realtors and Q92.3 featuring $2 beer and $1 fountain sodas. Ticket are available from Wolfe Realtors of you can tune in to Q92.3 for your chance to win tickets. Gates will open at 6:05 and first pitch will be at 7:05. The final Fireworks Extravaganza will take place after the game, powered by waterloobucks.com and prizes will be given away all game long.