• Sidney Stern

Late Rally Proves Enough For the Bucs


A first baseman in a black jersey and grey pants stretches, bracing his right arm on the ground, just after catching a baseball in his left hand. A runner also in a black jersey and grey pants is just about to reach the base
Hunter Zanki records a putout against the SoCal Hitmen on June 24, 2022. Photo by Izzy De Souza

The GCCL took a 5-4 victory against the SoCal Hitmen at Valley College on June 25, 2022 to wrap up the two game series.


After a rocky offensive start the Bucs started to show some life in the bottom of the seventh inning, slimming the Hitmen’s lead from 4-1 to 4-3. The Bucs were able to put another two on the board in the bottom of the eighth with Buc’s pitching able to keep the Hitmen to four in the late innings.


The team’s player of the game was left fielder Colin Bell who went 2-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two RBIs. He was a part of that late inning rally getting a double in the seventh inning making the score 4-2 .


The Bucs needed good starting pitching heading into the series against the Hitmen. The Edwards brothers answered the call, hurling back-to-back Quality Starts. When asked about it Coach Ruben praised his starting pitchers talking about how good of a job they’ve done. He also gave a shout out to some of the position players helping to pitch, including shortstop Evan Kang, who earned the save Saturday, and first baseman Hunter Zanki who earned the win.


The GCCL Bucs take on Crescenta Valley Falcons on Sunday June 26, 2022 at 5 pm at Stengel Field.