Camren Landry dealt 7.0 scoreless innings of four-hit baseball and earned his second win of the summer as the Waterloo Bucks (31-21, 8-10) took care of the Bismarck Larks (25-25, 7-7) 6-4 on Monday, earning a series win and creating an opportunity for a sweep on Tuesday. Max Jung-Goldberg (3-for-3, RBI) came off the bench and smacked three hits while Tristan Gomes (1-for-4, BB, 2 RBI, SB) drove in two and Mike Campagna (1-for-4, BB, 2 R, 2B, RBI) doubled, threw out two runners and scored twice to power the lineup.
Landry struck out nine across his 7.0 frames, scattering four hits and five walks. He recorded 19 whiffs on 99 pitches, keeping the ball on the ground at a 53.8% clip while inducing weak contact on 38.5% of balls put in play against him.
Liam Critchett (0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R) drew a one-out walk in the first and came all the way around two batters later on a Campagna double laced down the right field line. Emi Gonzalez (1-for-4, BB, R, RBI) plated Campagna on a two-strike RBI single dumped into right-center.
Leading 2-0 entering the third, Critchett led off with a walk followed by a Josh Kasevich (1-for-5, R) single. Following a pair of outs, Gomes grounded a two-run single off the third baseman’s glove.
The fifth inning opened with four straight walks issued to Campagna, Gonzalez, Gomes and Sam Biller (1-for-2, 2 BB, R, RBI). Jung-Goldberg plated Gonzalez with an RBI single after Biller’s walk scored Campagna, handing the Bucks a 6-0 advantage.
Zach Button entered with the bases loaded, one out and the tying run on second in the ninth, closing things out for his second save by striking out the first man he faced then inducing a game-ending popout to first.
Waterloo goes for a four-game road sweep over the Larks on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CST.