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BUCKS GET WIN TO SPLIT SERIES WITH STINGERS

Box Score

The Bucks got the win on Friday, 12-7, to split the series with the Stingers and move to 1-1 to start the second half of the season. The Bucks offense exploded for nine runs in the 5th inning and scored a total of 12 runs overall on 14 hits. The Bucks had a total of 25 runs in the two games against the Stingers to keep their dominant offense going from the first half. Kevin Kaczmarski and Benny Roberts each homered in the game and Derek Lamacchia got the win.

The Bucks got on the board early yet again, scoring two in the 1st inning. Kaczmarski had a solo home run to get on the board with the first run and a sacrifice fly by the Dan Sheppard scored Roberts to give the Bucks a 2-0 lead.

A three-run homer in the 5th by the visitors gave the Stingers a 4-2 lead but the Bucks went off for nine runs in the bottom of the inning. Thomas Lindauer started it off with a double and Davis Hendrickson advanced him on a fielder’s choice. Kaczmarski walked next and Roberts hit a mammoth shot over the right field wall to give the Bucks the lead at 5-4. Sean Borman singled next and Sheppard doubled to put runners on second and third. After Freddy Villalobos was hit by a pitch, Jordan Adams hit a two RBI single. Lindauer and Kaczmarski each got one and two RBI respectively later on in the inning. The Bucks finished the inning with nine runs and eight hits.

The Stingers tried to make somewhat of a comeback with a three-run homer in the 7th but it wasn’t enough. The Bucks also added a run in the 8th when Villalobos drove in Sheppard with a single.  

Lamacchia was effective for the Bucks, going five innings and giving up four runs, three of which were earned. Chris Dunn had a solid performance out of the pen, going four innings and saving the Bucks from having to burn through too many pitchers.

The Bucks will travel to Mankato tomorrow for a two game series before coming home to start a six game homestand on Monday. Remember to check out waterloobucks.com for all your latest Bucks information.