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Lietz Leads the Bucks to Second Victory

Suwanee, GA – Monday night the Bucks traveled to Suwanee to face off against the Crackers for the first time this season. The Crackers are in a log jam for second place in the league and the Bucks are looking to get out of the basement.

The Crackers Jaden Anderson smashed a home run to left field to start the scoring for the night. The Bucks got the run back in the top of the third when Joe Cable scored on a double play ball hit by Luke Miller. In the Fourth inning, the Bucks would add another run on a Forrest Lietz Home run to center field. The Crackers tied the game back up in the fifth inning on a line drive single to left field by Tyler Kelson scoring Jason Avila.

The Bucks would break the game open in the sixth inning starting with two walks to lead off the inning. Forrest Lietz continued his impressive night at the plate hitting another home run this time scoring three runs. Still in the sixth inning, a Joe Cable single and an Andrew Bernard single scored 2 more runs for the Bucks.

In the Seventh inning, the Crackers were starting to make a comeback with the first two batters reaching on a single and a walk. The Crackers pinch hitter Zach Terry hit a hard-line drive to right to score one run. The comeback attempt in the seventh ended during the next at-bat with a strikeout and a batter's interference for the final two outs in the inning.

In the Eighth inning, the Crackers had another comeback attempt this time Nicko Kostopoulos started it off with a double. Jaden Anderson then reached on a walk before a Kaleb Huffman RBI double. Trevor Allen scored the second run for the Crackers on an RBI single to left that scored Anderson. Then a strike em out, throw em out play following the Allen at bat would end the inning.

The Bucks scored a run in the ninth inning on an RBI triple hit by Andrew Bernard, giving the Bucks an 8-5 lead. Alex Johnson closed out the game for the Bucks keeping the Crackers scoreless in the ninth and earned the save. The combination of Jake Beaver’s pitching and Forrest Lietz hitting led the way for the Bucks second victory of the season. Beaver pitched six innings, allowing only 2 runs and striking out 6 batters. Lietz finished the night going 2-3 with 2 home runs, a walk and 4 RBIs.

Both teams will meet again on Wednesday with first pitch at 7:05pm.

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