Game 1:

The Buccaneers Baseball team jumped out to an early lead on Wake Tech and captured a 12-2 victory on Saturday at Hickory, NC.

The game was decided quickly as the Bucs exerted their will early with six runs in the first three innings. A sacrifice fly by Derek Deaton during the first inning and an RBI single by Bryson Bowman, a fielder’s choice, an error, an RBI single by Blake Myers, and an RBI double by Deaton in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Bucs.

Deaton put himself in scoring position with three extra-base hits for the Bucs.

Robert Whaley picked up the win for the Bucs. Whaley pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs, five hits and one walk while striking out three.

Bowman, Deaton and Myers helped lead the Bucs. They combined for 10 hits and five RBIs.

The bottom of the first saw the Bucstake an early lead, 1-0. Ryan Smith started the rally for the Bucs with a single.

Wake Tech scored one run in the top of the fourth to cut its deficit to four. A solo home run by Ryan Kennnedy sparked Wake Tech’s rally. The Bucs stopped the rally after Whaley got Jarrick Oxendine out.

The Bucs answered Wake Tech’s top inning with five runs of their own in the fourth. The Bucs scored on an RBI double by Deaton, a sacrifice fly by Loren King, an RBI single by Kurt Stabasefski, a walk by Smith, and a wild pitch.

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Game 2:
Three first-inning runs helped the Bucs to a 6-1 win over Wake Tech at Hickory, NC on Saturday.

The Bucs were led by a flawless day at the dish by Bryson Bowman, who went 3-3 against Wake Tech’s pitching. He homered in the second inning and singled in the first and sixth innings.

Jordan Lafone brought the heat against Wake Tech during his outing. Wake Tech managed just two hits off of the the Bucs’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out six during his seven innings of work.

Wake Tech’s lone run of the ballgame came in the first inning on an RBI double by Josh Holcomb.

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