BUCKS FALL TO MOONDOGS, 10-8.
The Bucks fell to the Moondogs on Sunday, losing by a score of 10-8. It was once again the Bucks defense rather than the opposing offense that did the most damage, as the Bucks committed six errors that led to eight unearned runs. Even with that, the Bucks were close all game and had more chances to score, stranding 12 runners on base.
Ty Taylor got his first start for the Bucks after just joining the team last week and was very solid. In six innings, the Sooner gave up four runs, just one earned, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Mikey Ramirez, Brett Andrzejewski, and Kyle Kramp combined for two innings of relief and gave up one earned run.
The Bucks offense stayed hot with eight runs on 11 hits. The scoring started right away with four runs in the top of the 1st inning. Dan Sheppard kept up his great start to his Bucks career with a two RBI double. Later on, the Bucks loaded the bases and scored a run after Moondogs starting pitcher Zach Hall hit Jason Hockemeyer to score another Bucks run. Nico Zych added an RBI single to give the Bucks their 4-0 lead.
Zach Hall came into the game with a 4-0 record and a 1.09 ERA, including a win in his last start against the Bucks. The Bucks were able to get a matter of revenge today as they scored six runs on eight hits in six innings against him.
Two more runs came in for the blue and yellow in the 4th when Kevin Kaczmarski drove in Davis Hendrickson with a double. Kaczmarski was driven in later on in the inning by a Benny Roberts double.
After Zych got his second RBI in the 7th to score Sean Borman, the Bucks had a 7-4 lead. Here, the wheels came off with some poor defense, something that is becoming a disturbing trend for the Bucks in recent games. Ramirez was the pitcher and gave up six runs but five of them were unearned thanks to three errors by the Bucks.
A Sheppard double scored Kaczmarski in the 8th to put the Bucks down just 10-8 but that was the end of scoring for the Bucks. Two runners were stranded in the 9th and the Bucks fell to the Moondogs, moving to 2-2 for the second half of the season. They are 21-18 overall.
The Bucks will come home to play the Moondogs on Monday, with first pitch set for 6:35 pm. After that, the Bucks have a five game series at home against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. All of those games are scheduled for 6:35 pm. Remember to check out waterloobucks.com for all your latest Bucks information.