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  • Writer's pictureBen Miller

Pro-Am Bucs Trounce Redbirds in Convincing Fashion

In a high-octane showdown at El Camino College on Sunday, June 4th, the Pro-Am Bucs faced off against the Redbirds in their second game of the season. The Bucs emerged triumphant with a resounding 14-3 victory over their opponents. This impressive win solidifies their undefeated 2-0 record early in the season.

From the outset, the Bucs asserted their dominance, taking an early 2-0 lead in the first inning courtesy of Andrew Sharp's powerful two-run homer. The Redbirds, however, fought back in the fourth inning, leveling the score at 3-3. Undeterred, the Bucs quickly regained their composure and launched an offensive onslaught that carried them through the rest of the game.

In the fifth inning, the Bucs unleashed a barrage of runs, capitalizing on scoring opportunities to surge ahead with four runs. This inning served as a turning point in the game, as the Redbirds struggled to recover. Despite their efforts, the Redbirds failed to score again after their two-run fourth inning, while the Bucs continued to widen the gap.

The Bucs' pitching staff was exceptional, striking out 13 batters throughout the game. Gaelan Mendoza, the winning pitcher, delivered an outstanding performance, pitching three innings and recording six strikeouts—more strikeouts than the entire Redbirds team combined.

Defensively, shortstop Tucker Panarisi proved instrumental in securing the field. He was responsible for multiple crucial outs and participated in both the Bucs' double plays in the later innings. Additionally, his brother Carson Panarisi added to the Bucs' offensive firepower with a home run in the sixth inning, further solidifying their commanding lead.

A Notable offensive contribution came from Elvis Park, who drove in four runs on two hits, including a double and a triple. Park finished the game tied for a team-high total base count. Park's offensive display, combined with the Panarisi brothers' stellar performances, propelled the Bucs to an overwhelming victory.

As the game progressed, the Redbirds struggled to capitalize on scoring opportunities, leaving 11 runners on base throughout the game. In contrast, the Bucs exhibited exceptional execution, capitalizing on their chances and maintaining a relentless offensive effort.

With this commanding win, the Pro-Am Bucs stand tall with a flawless 2-0 record in the early stages of the season. Their remarkable performance in this game highlights their potential for continued success and cements their position as a formidable team in the league.

Looking ahead, the Bucs will have an opportunity to flex their skills again as they prepare to face the Redbirds in their next game at home. The match is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th, at 4 pm at Los Angeles Valley College. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more exhilarating action and remarkable performances from this talented team.

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