Bucks Keep Division Lead Despite Consecutive Loses
The Waterloo Bucks dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season after falling to the La Crosse Loggers, 4-1, in the series opener on Thursday night (June 16, 2016).
Daniel Agramont (0-1) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired nine in a row at one point in his season debut.
Argamont allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking two. Cullen Large ended Agramont’s no-hit bid with a one-out single to center in the sixth inning. Justin Wylie broke the scoreless affair with an RBI double to right-center, bringing Large around to score.
La Crosse (11-6) then extended its lead to 4-0 with three unearned runs in the seventh, all of which came with two outs.
The Bucks (11-6) got on the board with a run in the eighth inning. Zach Weatherford singled to rightfield with one out before stealing second. Then, Alex Boxwell ended the shutout with an RBI double down the left field line, plating Weatherford.
Weatherford led the Bucks’ offense with two hits on the night while Robert Neustrom extended his hitting streak to seven games with an infield single in the first.
Nick Hynes tossed his second scoreless relief appearance of the year after retiring three of the four hitters he faced in the eighth. Hynes yielded one hit and struck out one over an inning.
Despite back-to-back losses, the Bucks maintain a half-game lead in the Northwoods League's North Division race.
UP NEXT: The Bucks conclude their three-game road trip Friday evening, again facing the La Crosse Loggers. First pitch from Copeland Park in La Corsse, Wis., is at 7:05 p.m.
Story By: Jared Schlensky - Waterloo Bucks