Bucks Sweep Express

In the end, the Bucks just wanted it more. Waterloo (13-9) emerged from a hard-fought, back and forth game with their heads held high. The Bucks now find themselves in second place in the division after sweeping the previously division-leading Eau Claire Express (12-9) by a score of 8-5.
                Waterloo took control of the game from the plate. Six Bucks ended the game with hits including RF Nick Anderson (pictured) who batted two-for-four with two RBIs. Anderson’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored the two winning runs and gave Waterloo a lead they never let go of. The Bucks also got two runs out of both 3B Zach McCool and DH Brandon Williams.
                Paul Twining (1-0) got the win for Waterloo today after he replaced starting pitcher Steven Richardson (0-2) in the fourth inning. Twining struck out four in just over three innings on the hill for Waterloo, allowing only five hits, two runs, and zero walks. Reserve pitcher Matt Grabowski was awarded his second save of the season tonight after striking out two batters and allowing only one hit in the ninth inning, preserving the Bucks’ three-run lead. Eau Claire’s starting pitcher Dietrich Enns (0-1) was slapped with his first loss of the season after giving up seven runs on six hits in just over six innings on the mound for the Express.
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                The Bucks will hit the road tomorrow to begin a three-game series against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 P.M. at Green Bay’s Joannes Stadium. Zach Cooper (0-2) will make the start for the Bucks at pitcher and will take on Green Bay’s starter, Kris Edwards (2-1). The Bucks can seize control of first place with a win tomorrow, and after putting together two convincing wins over the top-notch Eau Claire Express, confidence should not be an issue.