Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
Thunder Bay, Canada – In game one of Friday’s doubleheader, Waterloo shutout Thunder Bay for a second game in a row, 9-0. This time, leading the way for the Bucks was Central Michigan product, Jordan Foley (4-0). Foley leads this team in wins as well as ERA (1.77) among those that have pitched a significant amount of innings. At the plate, the blue and yellow did most of their damage with the long ball and continue to lead the league in batting average as well as runs scored. Game two was a different story as the home team earned a 3-2 victory to split the day’s doubleheader. Waterloo sits at 16-7 while Thunder Bay’s record is 11-12 after the split.
Game One Recap
While Foley was asserting himself on the mound, the visitors were doing so at the dish. In the top of the third, they took a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run from Davis Hendrickson, his first of 2012. The very next inning, Jordan Adams hit his third home run of the season, a three-run shot to put Waterloo up 5-0.
In the fifth, Benny Roberts hit a two-run single and would later score on a wild pitch to make it 8-0 in favor of the Bucks.
A ninth and final run would score for the guests in the sixth. Peter Leonello would reach on a double and advance to third and score on two separate passed balls.
Foley threw five and a third innings of shutout baseball on four hits while striking out five and walking just one. In relief, Zach Pettiford who had been struggling as of late, was dealing. He finished with the 1.2 innings without allowing a hit and striking out four Border Cats.
Adams led the way with three RBI while Hendrickson and Roberts each bringing in two a piece. Leonello crossed the plate three times with Hendrickson scoring twice himself. Austin Barrett tallied three hits and two more came from Leonello.
Game Two Recap
Thunder Bay was on the board first with a run in both the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Waterloo got on the board. Benny Roberts started the half inning with a single and one out later, he advanced to third on a single from Kevin Kaczmarski. Sean Borman then brought in Roberts with an RBI single.
To tie things up in the top of the fifth, Nico Zych scored on a Riley Good groundout to the second baseman.
In the bottom of that frame, the Border Cats would take a 3-2 lead on an Omar Cotto solo home run.
The Bucks would have the bases loaded in both the sixth and seventh innings but were unable to make anything of those situations falling by a score of 3-2.
Mikey Ramirez was on the mound for his first start as a member of the Waterloo Bucks. Ramirez threw five innings while giving up three runs, two earned on six hits while striking out two and walking three. Justin Grijalva threw an inning of perfect relief.
Next up is another doubleheader tomorrow between these two teams with first pitch of game one again set for 5:05 p.m.