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BUCKS FALL TO ROX IN FIRST GAME OF THREE-GAME SET

Box Score

Waterloo, IA – The Bucks managed only two runs on four hits in the shortest game of the year at two hours and ten minutes. Those two runs came on a two-run home run from All-Star, Sean Borman. The St. Cloud Rox scored four runs on seven hits and halted Waterloo’s winning streak at three games. With the win, the Rox improve to .500 on the second half at 7-7 including 16-32 overall. The blue and yellow fall to 5-8 and 24-24 on the summer.

The visitors struck first with a run in both the first and third innings. They added two more in the top of the seventh and the hosts were looking at a four-run deficit before they could even cross the plate. The Bucks got on the board with their only two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Borman’s, two-run shot. That is the St. Cloud State product’s sixth home run of the year. That ties him for the team lead with Kevin Kaczmarski and Jordan Adams. That is how the score would end up as the guests took the game by a 4-2 final count.

Micah Bryan (2-4) had a decent outing but takes the loss. The Charlotte product threw six and two thirds innings and gave up four runs, three earned on five hits while striking out and walking four batters a piece. In relief, Brett Andrzejewski and Chris Dunn combined to throw 2.1 innings of shutout baseball.

On the other side, Zach Hirsch (Nebraska) moves to 4-1 after going eight innings and giving up just two runs on four hits while striking out seven and not walking a single Buck. Adam Maxon gets his eighth save for St. Cloud after not allowing a run in one inning of work and striking out one.

In other news, the Bucks have signed RHP Michael Edlefsen out of Ft. Hays State and Bloomington, Minnesota. This puts the roster at 25 active.

Next up is the second game of this series with first pitch set for 6:35 on Wednesday night. Keep checking into www.waterloobucks.com for all the latest information on The Cedar Valley’s Home Team.