Waterloo Bucks Pass First Road Test Of Season, 6-4
A two-run triple by Deion Thompson in the top of the eighth inning boosted the Waterloo Bucks to a 6-4 victory in a back and forth game over the La Crosse Loggers on Saturday (June 3, 2017).
It was a pitching dual early on between La Crosse's Derik Beauprez and Zachary Patterson of the Bucks. La Crosse struck first in the bottom of the third on a wild pitch. After three innings of work, Patterson was replaced by Zach Siggelkow, who tossed 2.2 innings.
Waterloo (3-2) answered on a Jay Schuyler RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1. The Bucks extended their lead to 3-1 on an RBI single by Colin Kreiter. Kreiter then stole second base, drawing a throw up the middle that allowed Korry Howell to cruise in.
The Loggers (1-4) clawed their way back and eventually took a 4-3 lead on a fielding error at third base in the bottom of the seventh. Matthew Perea (1-0) did his best to limit the damage for the Bucks out the bullpen.
Thompson crushed a two-run triple off the left center field wall to put the Bucks back in front, 5-4, in the top of the eighth inning. Andrew Owen (0-1) pitched three innings in relief and was effective besides letting up the go-ahead triple.
Brandon Downey (1) entered the game in the eighth inning and earned a six-out save. For good measure in the top of the ninth, Josh Elvir addded an RBI single on a bouncing ball up the middle.
UP NEXT: The series finale against the Loggers is Sunday (June 4) at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wis. First pitch is scheduled at 5:05 p.m.
Story By: Danny Frey - Waterloo Bucks