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  • Writer's pictureBen Miller

Triumph and Setback: Pro-Am Bucs Split Doubleheader Against Long Beach Legends

Los Angeles Valley College, Saturday June 24th

The Pro-Am Bucs and the Long Beach Legends faced off in an intense doubleheader on Saturday June 24th at Los Angeles Valley College. The first game kicked off at 11am, followed by the second at 2pm. Both games were limited to 7 innings. The Pro-Am Bucs entered the doubleheader with an impressive 10-4 record, hoping to add to their successful season.

In the first game, the Pro-Am Bucs clashed with the Long Beach Legends in an exhilarating matchup. The game took place at Los Angeles Valley College, with both teams vying for victory.

The Pro-Am Bucs showcased standout performances from their key players. Right fielder Elvis Park led the team with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, displaying his offensive prowess. Additionally, Park stole a base, contributing to the team's aggressive baserunning strategy. First baseman Andrew Sharp proved to be a force at the plate, recording 1 run, 1 hit, and 1 RBI. Sharp's well-rounded performance was highlighted by a remarkable home run, further solidifying his impact on the game.

The first game was filled with thrilling highlights and exciting turning points. After falling behind early, with the Legends scoring 3 runs in the first three innings, the Pro-Am Bucs launched a late-inning comeback. Trailing 3-0, the Bucs scored a run in the 6th inning, closing the gap to 3-1. In the final inning, the team rallied with 3 runs, securing a dramatic 4-3 victory. The Pro-Am Bucs' resilience and late-game surge proved pivotal in their triumph.

The pitching duties primarily fell on Moses Escobedo, who pitched for 5 innings, striking out 6 batters, walking 4, and allowing 2 earned runs. Escobedo's solid performance helped keep the team in contention.

The Pro-Am Bucs celebrated a hard-fought victory in the first game, with the final score 4-3 in their favor. The win improved their season record to 11-4, maintaining their strong league standing.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Pro-Am Bucs encountered a challenging outing against the Long Beach Legends. After a short break to recoup energy, both teams rejoined the field ready for another battle.

Unfortunately, the Pro-Am Bucs struggled to find their rhythm in the second game. The team managed only 4 hits and 1 RBI throughout the 7-inning contest. Michael Carger provided the lone hit and run for the Bucs, showing determination on the basepath with a stolen base.

The Legends quickly gained momentum, scoring 4 runs in the second inning. They extended their lead with 3 more runs in the 5th inning. The Pro-Am Bucs' offense scored a lone run from an RBI walk. However, after the fifth inning, neither team added to their tally, resulting in a 7-1 victory for the Legends.

Hunter Zanki and Noah Onoye pitched for the Pro-Am Bucs in the second game. Zanki pitched 4 innings, allowing 2 hits, 4 earned runs, and 4 strikeouts. Onoye followed with a 3-inning outing, surrendering 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and striking out 2 batters.

The second game concluded with a final score of 7-1 in favor of the Long Beach Legends. Although the Pro-Am Bucs lost the second game, they split the doubleheader with one win and one loss. Their season record now stands at 11-5, as they continue to compete.

The Pro-Am Bucs' doubleheader against the Long Beach Legends showcased the team's ability to rally and win in the face of adversity. As the season progresses, fans eagerly anticipate the team's next performance and determination to bounce back from the loss.


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Game 1 Box Score Pro-Am Bucs vs LB legends June 24
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Game 2 Box Score Pro-Am Bucs vs LB Legends June 24
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