Bucks Defeat Stingers, 8-4

Waterloo Bucks (2-3) righthander Matt Whalen cruised through 5 strong frames and Ryan Gonzalez had an outstanding first career game to help propel the Bucks to a 8-4 win over the Willmar Stingers (3-2).

Whalen struck out 7 and allowed just one run on 5 hits across 5 innings to receive his first win of the season. The righty worked at a 70.1% strike rate and had threw 65.2% first pitch strikes.

Gonzalez went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI in his first game with Waterloo, and Brendan Hueth had a 2-3 day with a run scored. Trey Leonard (1-4, 3B, 2 RBI) extended his hitting streak to 5 games in the win.

Waterloo wraps up their two game home series with the Stingers on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m.

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