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  • Writer's pictureBen Miller

Pro-Am Bucs Rally in the 9th to Secure Dramatic Victory against Philippines Team

Wednesday June 14th, 4 pm - Pierce College's Joe Kelly Field

In an intense showdown at Joe Kelly Field, the Pro-Am Bucs defeated the Philippines Team 4-3. With the game tied heading into the 9th inning, the Bucs scored two clutch runs to secure the win proving that they are the team to beat. The Bucs came into the game with a 6-1 record.

Tucker Panarisi, the Bucs' second baseman, collected 3 hits in the game. His contributions were extremely crucial, accounting for the majority of the team's hits. Panarisi's impressive display included a double and a triple, resulting in 6 total bases. He also crossed the plate to add a run to the scoreboard.

Collin Bell also made his presence felt, contributing to the Bucs' offensive efforts. In 2 at-bats, Bell drove in an RBI and scored a run. Notably, he illustrated his base-running skills by stealing a base and displayed resilience by being hit by two pitches.

The Bucs' pitching staff demonstrated their expertise, performing well throughout the game. Brodie Romero, typically a position player, stepped up as a pitcher and claimed the win. In his two innings on the mound, Romero struck out 3 batters while giving up only 1 hit and no runs. Matthew Leiterman also made an impact, leading the team with 4 strikeouts over 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits.

The game unfolded with the Bucs taking an early lead, scoring runs in both the first and third innings. This gave them an early 2-0 advantage. However, the Philippines team hit back with three unanswered runs in the 4th, 6th, and 7th innings, turning the tide in their favor. Trailing 3-2, the Bucs entered the final inning with urgency and determination. The drama reached its peak as they mustered a comeback, scoring 2 runs to secure the victory.

In the 9th inning, facing a one-run deficit, the Philippines' pitching faltered under pressure. After a strikeout, the pitcher hit consecutive batters, Collin Bell and Brodie Romero. The ensuing wild pitches allowed Bell to advance and score the game-tying run. With Romero in scoring position at third base, a well-placed ball in play resulted in Romero crossing home plate for the game-winning run on a fielder's choice.

With this hard-fought victory, the Pro-Am Bucs improved their record to 7-1 for the season. The team's resilience and ability to capitalize on critical moments were instrumental in the win.

Looking ahead, the Pro-Am Bucs are set to face off against the Biscuits on Thursday, June 15th, at Los Angeles Valley College. The game promises to deliver another exciting chapter in the Bucs' season, as they aim to continue their impressive form.


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Box Score Pro-Am Bucs vs Philippines Team June14
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Scorebook Pro-Am Bucs vs. Philippines team June14
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