Multi-hit efforts not enough in 11-7 Bucks loss to Bismarck
Five Waterloo Bucks (18-9) produced multi-hit evenings and all nine members of the starting lineup reached base safely but an 11-run outburst by the Bismarck Larks (18-11) snapped the Bucks’ winning streak with an 11-7 final. Mike Campagna (2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI), Max Jung-Goldberg (2-for-5, R), Reuben Church (2-for-4, R), Sam Biller (2-for-4, R, RBI, SB) and Chris Seng (2-for-4, R, RBI) each picked up a pair of hits for the Bucks while Jordan Nelson provided 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one baserunner on a walk to go with three punchouts.
Waterloo plated six runs in the fifth, opened by back-to-back Jung-Goldberg and Church singles. Blaine Marchman (1-for-3, BB, R, RBI) drew a walk to load the bases, then Biller and Seng each brought home runs with base hits. Jalen Smith (0-for-3, 2 BB, R, RBI) worked a bases-loaded walk, then Garrett McGowan (1-for-5, RBI) added a run with an RBI groundout. Campagna rounded out the scoring two batters later with a two-run single to left.
Josh Kasevich (1-for-5, R, 2B) doubled to open the seventh, later scoring on a Marchman single.
The Bucks and Larks conclude their two-game set on Tuesday evening at Riverfront Stadium with a 6:35 p.m. CST first pitch.