Oh No: Metro Bucs Embarassed, Held Scoreless by Team 365
Updated: Jun 28, 2018
June 27, -LOS ANGELES-
Pote Field features a scoreboard incapable of displaying a number higher than 20 in any given category, which almost became just one more problem to manifest Tuesday during the Bucs 19-0 loss to Team 365.
Team 365, who plays their home games in Santa Clarita, put on several clinics Tuesday. One of these was in offensive efficiency as they scored their 19 runs on 18 hits. They also displayed stellar pitching, particularly from no. 29, Cameron Pfafman, who entered in the second and struck out seven Bucs in six innings pitched.
Three of the four Bucs pitchers allowed more than three hits and all four of them allowed multiple runs. Jake Carroll started the game allowing eight runs and walking five in four innings pitched. Team 365 batted around with 10 batters against Owen Klinger, who pitched the ninth.
Ventura did not fare any better offensively. Thomas Keller’s fifth inning double was one of just two hits for the Bucs in a game which saw only four Ventura players reach base.
Team 365 set the defensive tone early with a first-inning over the shoulder catch behind third base by Alex Jelloian. The catch prevented the Bucs, already down 3-0, from placing runners at the corners (at least) with nobody out. Santa Clarita uses free substitutions on defense, and was dominant on that side of the ball regardless of where players were stationed.
Santa Clarita added five more runs by the fifth inning, claiming the game at its midway point.
The Metro Bucs have a day off Wednesday to recover from the thrashing. They will seek revenge against Santa Clarita in a 4:30 p.m. rematch Thursday at at Pote Field.