The Waterloo Bucks pitchers allowed just two hits in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Lakeshore Chinooks at Riverfront Stadium Friday night (June 3, 2016).

Waterloo starter Jordan Accetta (Wofford) threw five scoreless innings and allowed two hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Zach Siggelkow (St. Cloud State) came on in two innings of relief and struck out a batter. Brandon Downey (Maryville) pitched the final two innings to record his second save of the young season.

Accetta (1-0) retired the first eight hitters he faced in his Bucks debut. Siggelkow (1) recorded his first hold of the year with his second straight 1-2-3 inning in as many days, while Downey (2) extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to six. Downey has also now retired 20 of the 23 hitters he’s faced this season.

Daniel Perry, Colin Kreiter and Taylor Boyd each recorded a double in the win while Tyler Curtis drove in two of the three Bucks runs.

Waterloo (1-0) jumped in front with a run in the bottom of the first. Perry recorded the first hit of the night with a double to left-center before Curtis brought him in with an RBI grounder to short.

The Bucks doubled their lead with another run in the fifth. Kreiter led off the frame with a double to left-center. Two batters later, Jake Hand made it 2-0 with an RBI single to right-center, scoring Kreiter from second.

Waterloo added their final run in the seventh. Zac Sanders drew a leadoff walk to open the inning before moving up 90-feet on a wild pitch. After a Perry walk and a Boyd hit by pitch loaded the bases, Curtis drew a bases loaded walk, making it 3-0.

Alex Rogers (0-1) suffered the loss for Lakeshore (2-2) in his season debut. Rogers yielded two runs on five hits while striking out two in 5 1/3 innings of work.

the Bucks begin a three-game road trip on Saturday, when they face the reigning Northwood League Champion Kenosha Kingfish. First pitch in the series opener is at 6:05 p.m.

Waterloo returns home on Tuesday (June 7) for the start of a three-game homestand. The Bucks open the homestand with one game against Rochester before taking on Duluth in a two-game set Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday’s game against the Honkers is a Twins Ticket Giveaway. One fan will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Minnesota Twins game. The match-up is also the first of the season in the battle for the SCHEELS Highway 63 Cup.

Story By: Jared Shlensky - Waterloo Bucks