The Waterloo Bucks closed out the three game series in La Crosse on August 4. The Bucks were sent home after going into extra innings and falling to the Loggers with a final score of 6-5.
The Bucks battled back at the plate after falling behind in the third inning to tie the game up in the top of the seventh. Multiple players helped the Bucks record their twelve hits of the night. 1B Jake Astor, 3B Brandon Williams, RF Nick Anderson, and SS Andrew Ewing all had two hits a piece. CF Willie Argo (pictured) and RF Nick Anderson both pounded out doubles. 2B Tyler Robbins, C Jeremy Lucas, and C Jonathan Crist all had singles. 3B Brandon Williams lead the team for the evening with two RBIs.
On the mound starting pitcher Paul Twining pitched for six innings allowing five hits and four earned runs. The 7.36 ERA hurler struck out four and walked two. Relief pitcher Eddie Medina held the Loggers, not allowing them to score on three hits. Medina threw twenty-nine strikes of his thirty-seven pitches and struck out four. Ace closer Luke Putz took control of the mound for the extra inning and allowed four hits and two runs to score moving his ERA to 2.66. Putz took the loss for the night while La Crosse’s closer, Tony Mueller was credited with the win.
For more details and inning-by-inning stats check out the Waterloo Bucks website at: northwoods-waterloo.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html
Bucks will be back at Riverfront Stadium August 5 against the La Crosse Loggers in a double header featuring two seven-inning games. Gates will open at 4:30 P.M. for a 5:35 P.M. start for the first game. At the completion of game one, a 20-30 minute intermission is scheduled before the start of game two.