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  • Writer's pictureBen Miller

Season Wrap: Pro-Am Bucs



With the electrifying baseball season coming to a close, the Pro-Am Bucs stand tall as a testament to the values of determination, seamless teamwork, and the unending pursuit of excellence. Under the banner of the Ventura County Pirates organization, the Pro-Am Bucs have left their mark on the Pro-Am league, showcasing their prowess on the diamond and carving out a remarkable journey throughout the season.


A Journey Through the Pro-Am League: The Pro-Am Bucs, positioned as the middle team within the Ventura County Pirates organization, made their presence felt in the Pro-Am League. In a league known for its fierce competition and high-caliber talent, the Bucs navigated their way to a commendable second-place finish. Their relentless pursuit of victory led them to the championship game, where they battled for glory.


Team Records and Achievements: With the dust settled, the Pro-Am Bucs capped off the season with 23 wins and 10 losses. Their impressive win-loss record reflects their consistent performance and unwavering commitment to success. The team's longest winning streak of 6 games underscored their ability to string together victories and maintain momentum. Impressively, the Bucs only faced consecutive losses on one occasion throughout the entire season, a testament to their resilience.


A mark of distinction for the Pro-Am Bucs was the recognition of seven players who were invited to represent the Pro-Am all-star team in Alaska. This honor showcased the individual talent and collective strength that define the Bucs' roster.


Batting, Pitching, and Fielding: Offensively, the Bucs boasted a team batting average of .270, amassing an impressive 222 runs. The crack of the bat echoed as they collectively hit 13 home runs, illustrating their power at the plate. A disciplined approach was evident through their on-base percentage of .398, demonstrating their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.


On the mound, the pitching staff maintained an earned run average (ERA) of 4.744. Their collective effort resulted in 248 strikeouts, showcasing their ability to dominate opposing hitters. Despite the challenges, the team maintained control with a walks and hits per inning pitched (WHIP) statistic of 1.729.


In the field, the Bucs displayed agility and precision, boasting a team fielding percentage of .943. The 21 double plays turned were indicative of their defensive prowess and strategic decision-making.


Standout Players: The Pro-Am Bucs' success was driven by the standout performances of individual players:

  • Brodie Romero: Led the team with an exceptional batting average of .382, setting the tone at the plate.

  • Andrew Sharp: Established himself as a power hitter with 5 home runs and led the team with 20 RBIs.

  • Moses Escobedo: Dominated on the pitching mound, striking out 43 batters and sharing the wins leader title (5) with Noah Onoye.

As the curtain falls on this season, the Pro-Am Bucs carry the experience, growth, and camaraderie that defines their journey. While celebrating their accomplishments, the team recognizes areas for further improvement and refinement. With unwavering support from their fans, the Pro-Am Bucs eagerly anticipate future seasons that hold promise, excitement and the pursuit of excellence.


The Pro-Am Bucs' season was a symphony of dedication, skill, and passion for the game. As they reflect on their achievements and lessons learned, the team expresses heartfelt gratitude to their fans for their unrelenting support. The journey may have reached its conclusion, but the legacy of the Pro-Am Bucs will live on.

 

Stay tuned for more updates on the Ventura County Pirates' journey and follow their progress throughout the season by watching gameday broadcasts on Youtube or following us on social media - Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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