Contact Us

Bucks Close 2017 Season With Milestone Victory

Bucks Logo - Script-color
Source: Waterloo Bucks

The Waterloo Bucks closed their 2017 Northwoods League season with a milestone victory at Riverfront Stadium Sunday afternoon (Aug. 13). In the process, they completed a two-game series sweep of the visiting Duluth Huskies.

The Bucks (39-33, 15-21) recorded their 800th regular-season win when they beat Duluth 8-4. Since the franchise began in 1995, Waterloo has built a mark of 800-731. Rochester is the only other squad in the 20-team circuit to reach the 800-win plateau.

Duluth (31-41, 16-21) jumped on the Bucks early, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Waterloo answered with a three-run third inning that began with a double by Keaton Presley. The Bucks left fielder later scored on a double by Zach Malis, who was recognized before the game as the team’s fan-voted most valuable player. An infield ground out by Jay Schuyler and a single by Jake Viaene also scored runs, as Waterloo built a 3-1 advantage heading into the fourth inning.

The Huskies narrowed the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth when they scored on a wild pitch. The Bucks also scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning.

Leading 4-2, Waterloo added a pair of runs in the sixth. One scored on a sacrifice fly by Presley. The Bucks tallied the other run when Nicola Mislinski doubled off the wall in left-center field.

After Duluth scored two runs in the seventh, Waterloo sealed the victory in the eighth. The Bucks increased their lead to 7-4 when they scored on a wild pitch, then Anthony Warneke put the final run of the season on the scoreboard when he stole home plate.

Ending the season with a milestone victory was a good reward for a Waterloo team that learned a few hours later it barely missed the playoffs, despite being a contender all season. The Bucks ended their 72-game schedule in a fourth-place tie with Eau Claire (39-33) in the overall North Division standings, but the Express earned the league’s final playoff spot by winning the second-half championship.

Waterloo would have made the playoffs had the Express lost on Sunday. Instead, Eau Claire earned a post-season spot by shutting out first half-season champion St. Cloud, 7-0.

Click Here For More Waterloo Bucks Stories & Scores

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Recommended For You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q923.net using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q92.3 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q92.3 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.