The Waterloo Bucks dropped their first game of the 2019 season, falling 4-0 to St. Cloud at Riverfront Stadium Friday night.

Waterloo (3-1) managed just four hits, with one a piece by Patrick Ferguson, Jake Gitter, Blake Berry and Alonzo Rubalcaba. Ferguson reached three times, drawing a pair of walks.

Jack Parkinson, Jimmy Smiley, Tyler Miller and Will Christophersen combined for 7.0 innings of two-run relief, with Smiley tossing 3.0 scoreless and Christophersen adding 2.0 shutout frames.

The Bucks begin a two-game, home-and-home series when they host Rochester Honkers Saturday evening. First pitch is at 6:35 PM at Riverfront Stadium.

Contributing Author: Thomas Breach - Waterloo Bucks