Bucks close out suspended game with 3-2 win


Waterloo takes on Rochester later today at 7:05 p.m. in Monday’s originally scheduled game

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By: Jared Shlensky

WATERLOO, Iowa – Waterloo topped Rochester, 3-2, in a game that was suspended at the start of the ninth inning back on June 14th. The win snaps the Bucks’ season-high three game losing streak and improves Waterloo’s record to 3-1 against the Rochester Honkers. 

Waterloo (21-13) took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of unearned runs in the third. A Rochester two-out fielding error brought in both Alex Boxwell and Lane Milligan for the game’s first runs of the night.

Rochester (7-27) tied the game at 2-2 with two, two-out runs in the seventh. Jacob Thomas’s RBI double made it 2-1 before Keaton Weisz brought in Thomas with an RBI single.

The Bucks regained the lead with a run in the ninth. Robert Neustrom drew a five-pitch walk to begin the inning before Adam McGinnis grounded into a fielder’s choice, resulting in Neustrom being out at second. Zac Sanders then replaced McGinnis as a pinch-runner and stole second before a balk allowed him to move up to third. Zack Soria put Waterloo back in front with an RBI groundout to the left side, scoring Sanders from third.

Steven Baker went five innings for the first time in a no-decision. Baker allowed no runs for the second straight start, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out three.

Derek Hendrixson (4-0) tossed a season-high four innings of relief in the win. Hendrixson yielded two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out five and issuing an intentional walk.

Jason Ellefson (1-1) suffered the loss. The right-hander allowed one run on one walk, striking out one and committing a balk.

First pitch in the originally scheduled game vs. the Honkers is at 7:05 p.m. RHP Jordan Accetta (3-1, 3.45) gets the ball for Waterloo in Monday’s 7.05 p.m. game while RHP Alex Fagalde (0-0, 1.12) counters for Rochester.

Monday, July 4th, is another Scheels Highway 63 Cup Game and is Military Heroes Night from Riverfront Stadium. Monday’s 7:05 p.m. contest also features an Independence Day Jersey Auction. The first 1,000 fans receive a Military Heroes Card set. This Card set recognizes military members throughout the Cedar Valley. Before the game, we will recognize our Military Heroes in our Card set. Independence Day themed jerseys will also be worn by Bucks players to support Honor Flight. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with all proceeds going to Honor Flight. Jerseys are presented by The Screaming Eagle, The Wild Hare, & The Dirty Dog American Bars & Grills.

Monday’s game is also Buck Night and a Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza. 10 oz. draft beer, 12 oz. fountain soda, small popcorn and ice cream sandwiches are $1.00 while hot dogs cost just $1.50. Remember to join us for a fireworks show following the Bucks game, too!

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