BUCKS SWEEP STINGERS; WIN STREAK MOVES TO THREE
The Bucks got their third consecutive on Monday, taking down the Willmar Stingers 6-4. The Bucks are now at 5-7 on the second half and just two games back of first place. The Bucks have played very well on the road this year, as they have posted a 12-8 record.
The Bucks have typically been able to score early in games this season and today was no exception with the Bucks scoring starting in the 1st inning. Benny Roberts hit a double with one out and Austin Barrett hit a home run to give the Bucks a 2-0 lead. It was Barrett’s third home run of the season.
The blue and yellow put up two more runs in the 4th inning when Thomas Lindauer hit a two-RBI single to score Jason Hockemeyer and Davis Hendrickson. Lindauer started the season slow but has come on really strong recently and has been one of the Bucks key offensive contributors over the last two weeks.
The visitors added one run in the 6th and 7th inning each, with one coming off a Jordan Adams solo home run and the other off a RBI single by Sean Borman. The home run by Adams was the sixth of the season and also the 13th of his career. This tied him with Zach Daeges and Dan Dement for second all-time on the Bucks career list.
The home team added two more runs 8th inning but that was it as the Bucks were able to stop their comeback and get the win.
Eight Bucks got a hit in the game with Barrett, Adams, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Connor McCallum all having multiple hit games. McCallum got the start at second today, making this the third different position he has played in his three starts. He has also played shortstop and third.
Brock Hudgens (pictured above) got the start on the mound today was excellent. He went six strong innings, striking out eight Stinger batters and just walking three. He gave up just two runs and was rewarded with the win. Mikey Ramirez came out of the bullpen after making a few starts recently and went the final three innings, giving up two runs on four hits and getting his first save of the season.
In other news, the Bucks have waived outfielder Riley Good and pitcher Ty Taylor, bringing the Bucks roster to 24 active players.
The Bucks return home on Tuesday to start a three game series with the St. Cloud Rox, first pitch set for 6:35 pm. Remember to check out waterloobucks.com for all your latest Bucks information.