The Bitterroot Bucs swept the Bitterroot Red Sox in a doubleheader on Thursday night in Hamilton. The Bucs won the first game, 7-3, and then held on to win the second, 5-2.
The Bucs took advantage of a couple of pitching errors by the Red Sox to put runs on the board in the fifth inning of the first game. Two balks by the Red Sox pitcher advanced Bucs’ runners. The Bucs were also called for a couple of balks as well in the game.
Riley Philips was the pitcher for the Bucs. He struck out 10 players and had three walks. Cody Rolshoven had an RBI double. Four other Bucs players also hit doubles in the game. Sage Hansen went 2-for-3 with a double. Jared Schultz was 2-for-4 with a double and Kadin Beller and Dylan Reed each hit doubles.
Red Sox ace, Jake Capko had an RBI single to lead the Red Sox. He also came in and relieved Tanner Lehr in the third inning. Trevor Zeiler was the catcher in the game.
The second game of the double header was a much closer game. Noah Baney was on the mound for the Bucs and Tuff Price was pitching for the Red Sox. Beller was once again the catcher for the Bucs and Nick Sweitzer caught for the Red Sox. The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Austin Nogel knocked in Beller for the Bucs. The Red Sox came right back and scored when David McCoy scored after Jackson Olson advanced him.
The Bucs broke loose in the top of the fifth inning and scored four runs with Justin Bierle making the first run after getting on base on a walk. Rolshoven, Tyler Thorson, Hansen and Beller all scored. The Red Sox came back in the bottom of the seventh and had several opportunities but couldn’t take advantage of the Bucs’ errors.
Bo Zeiler led the Red Sox in game 2 with a double. He was 2-for-3 at bat. For the Bucs, Hansen went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Nogel was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
The Bucs played a double header in Eureka on Saturday. Both games were conference games as well. They lost the first game, 5-3. They then turned around and won the second game by the same score, 5-3.
Schultz was the pitcher for the Bucs in the first game with Beller the catcher. Reed went 2-4 with three RBIs to lead the Bucs. Brad Schaff was 2-for-4 at bat. In the second game, Schaff was the pitcher for five innings before being relieved by Bierle. Reed again had the hot bat. He was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases. Schaff, Baney and Tommy Shepard were all 1-for -2 and Shepard had an RBI.