Waterloo Bats Quiet In St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn.- The Waterloo Bucks (35-30) were limited to two hits in a 5-0 shutout loss at the St. Cloud Rox (39-26) on Saturday, August 5. The defeat was just the second time that Waterloo has been shut out this season and is the team's third straight loss.
Ryan Garcia (3-2) and Robbie Palkert (5-0) were locked into a pitcher's duel early until Daniel Schneeman hit a solo shot over the right center field wall to break the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth. Palkert struck out six batters over five innings of work.
Two innings later off of reliever Jacob Nelson, Brendan Illies punched an RBI single to center making it 2-0 Rox.
St. Cloud cashed in with insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on a two-run triple to right field by Cameron Eden who was brought around moments later on an RBI single from Drew Avans.
The Bucks attempt to rebound tomorrow, August 6 in the season finale against St. Cloud at Joe Faber Field with a 4:05 p.m. scheduled first pitch.
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