A seven-run fifth inning led the Waterloo Bucks to their third-straight victory, an 11-2 decision over the La Crosse Loggers on the road late Sunday afternoon (June 4, 2017).

With La Crosse (1-5) leading 2-1, the Bucks broke the game open with five-consecutive two-out hits that allowed them to take control of in the top half of the fifth inning at Copeland Park. Korry Howell, Drew Greenwood, Jay Schuyler and Zach Malis each drove in runs with singles to right field, chasing Loggers' starting pitcher Miles Sandum (0-1) out of the game. Then, with Charlie Fletcher on the hill in relief, Tyler Bordner launched his first home run of the season. The three-shot gave the Bucks and 8-2 advantage.

Drew Greenwood widened the Bucks' lead in the sixth inning, plating two runs with a double to the right field gap.

Waterloo starter Jared Crescentini lasted four and two-thirds, striking out seven batters. He was taken out of the game due to a high pitch count. Cedar Falls native Brady Corson (1-0) came on in relief and tossed a near perfect two and one-third innings to get the win out of the bullpen.

The win moved the Bucks into a first-place tie in the Northwoods League's North Division standings. Just six games into the season, Waterloo shares the division lead with Duluth, St. Cloud and Willmar.

UP NEXT: The Bucks return to Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo for a four-game homestand beginning on Monday (June 5). They open a two-game series against the Eau Claire Express, starting at 6:35 p.m.

Story Contributor: Danny Frey - Waterloo Bucks