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  • Writer's pictureSidney Stern

SBL Bucs Take a Loss Against East Los Angeles Dodgers Despite Late Rally

A right handed pitcher wears beige jersey and grey pants as he reaches back with the ball and picks up his left foot, striding forward to make a pitch. Behind him, a player in  Blue Jersey watches Kim, coaching for first base for the opposing team.
INF/RHP Mason Kim pitches against the East LA Dodgers in an SBL Game at East Los Angeles College June 22, 2022. Photo by Will Wolfswinkle.

The SBL Bucs (6-2 in league) took a 6-4 loss to the East Los Dodgers at East Los Angeles College on June 22, 2022.

Despite some shutout pitching and late offensive rallies Ventura County wasn’t able to come back after getting down 6-1 early.

After scoring a run in the first inning, the second inning started off rocky with Coach Evan O’Meara getting ejected in the top of the second inning after Bucs (position) Rowan Teran was called out at third base. The East Los Angeles Dodgers piled on (number of runs) in the next inning to open up a 4-1 lead, made possible by an error.

The game started to turn around for the Bucs late in the game with a shutout appearance for Chris Harrison who went three and one third innings pitched. He gave up three hits, two walks, and zero earned runs while striking out a batter.

A handful of Bucs led an offensive rally late in the game.. Leadoff hitter Robert Pittss had another great game for the Bucs going 3-4 with two singles, a triple, and a stolen base after hitting a walk-off double on Monday. Third baseman Thomas Keller also had himself a good day going 3-3 with a double, two singles, and a walk.

When asked about his team’s performance, Bucs Associate Head Coach Bobby Livingston credited the team for their ability and fight to rally in today’s performance. He also mentioned how well the team played even with the different circumstances that they went through.

The SBL Bucs next play the OC Legends at Los Angeles Valley College at 4 p.m on June 26, 2022.

Sidney Stern


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