Bucks Cruise Past Huskies 7-2
DULUTH, MN- The Waterloo Bucks (9-4) scored four runs early and did not let up en route to a 7-2 road victory over the Duluth Huskies (6-7) on Sunday afternoon (June 11).
Keaton Presley broke it open with a bases clearing triple down the right field line in the bottom of the second inning. The next batter, Christian Boulware brought him around on an RBI groundout and just liked the Bucks led 4-0.
The Huskies got a run back in the bottom of the second on a bases load walk drawn by Issac Collins but Anthony Ruden (1-0) limited the damage to just the one run.
In the bottom of the third inning, home plate umpire Connor McKenna was hit with a foul ball behind home plate and had to leave the game. He was checked out and is alright.
The Bucks got back to scoring on a two-run single to right center by Zach Malis in the top of the fifth. Malis was 3-4 at the plate with three singles. Piero Amador (1-1) allowed all of the six earned runs through five innings and struck out two batters.
Waterloo tacked on an extra insurance run in the top of the ninth to make it 7-1 thanks to an RBI sac-fly by Boulware. Duluth plated a run in the bottom of the ninth on a Luke Roskam single but Brady Corson ended the game appropriately with a strikeout.
The Bucks finish their four game road trip in Minnesota tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. at Wade Stadium against the Duluth Huskies.
The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.