Waterloo scores 21 runs, clinches home field advantage in subdivisional series in dominant win over Larks

The Waterloo Bucks (35-22, 12-11) cracked 13 hits and drew 16 walks in an incredible 21-12 win over the Bismarck Larks on Sunday, clinching home field advantage in the upcoming 2021 Great Plains East Subdivisonal Series. With 33 combined runs, the game tied for the fourth-highest scoring tilt in Northwoods League history. The Bucks went 7-for-17 (.412) with runners in scoring position and now have returned to their best mark of the season at 13 games over .500. Waterloo scored five in the first and fifth, seven in the second and four in the sixth.

Garrett McGowan (4-for-6, 3 R, RBI, SB), Chris Seng (2-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 4 RBI, SF), Sam Biller (2-for-5, R, 3B, 5 RBI, SF) and Luke Fennelly (2-for-4, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI, SB) each posted multi-hit games. Josh Kasevich (1-for-4, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI), Dalton Chandler (1-for-3, 2 BB, HBP, 4 R, RBI), Jacob Ruley (1-for-2, 4 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Emi Gonzalez (0-for-2, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SF) scored at least two runs apiece.

Anthony Pron (W, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) earned his first win of the summer with three scoreless relief innings while Zach Button struck out one in a one-two-three eighth and Seth Crandall closed things out with a shutout ninth.

Waterloo opens a two-game series against the Willmar Stingers on Monday at 6:35 p.m. CST.