LA CROSSE, WI- The La Crosse Loggers (14-19) come from behind to edge the Waterloo Bucks (23-12) as Waterloo moves back into second place in the Northwoods League North Division standings following an 8-2 St. Cloud Rox win at Duluth.
The Bucks got on the board first but until the top of the third inning on an RBI single to right field by Dalton Hurd scoring Deion Thompson on a close play at the plate. Zach Malis hit a ground ball that was misplayed by the short stop Cameron Cannon as another run scored. Waterloo caught a break on an error by the Logger first baseman Grant Judkins and the Bucks had some aggressive base running as Dalton Hurd scored all the way from second base with no throw. Joe Genord followed it up with an RBI single poked out to right field to make it 4-0 Bucks going to the bottom of the third.
The bases were loaded as David Villar drew a walk in the bottom of the third to get the Loggers on the board. Anthony Ruden (2-1) would limit the damage from there ending the inning.
Waterloo left the bases loaded twice in the fourth and eighth innings but La Crosse kept up the attack with back-to-back RBI doubles to the left-center gap by Cameron Cannon and Korey Lee bringing the deficit down to one run.
Cannon delivered the big blow on a two-run homer over the left field wall to give the Loggers a 5-4 lead after six innings. The bullpens did their job from there including Joe Rosenstein (2) who got Joe Genord to ground into a double play to end the game.
The Bucks return home to Riverfront Stadium tomorrow, July 4 to take on La Crosse again at 6:35 p.m. as it’s Military Heroes baseball card giveaway night and the game is followed by a fireworks extravaganza.
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.