CLOVER HILL – The Clover Hill Bucks managed to secure a 3-2 win over the Montezuma Braves in extra innings on Monday night. The Bucks outstanding performance made them 9-3 on the season.
“The games that we’ve won this year more often than not have been nail bitters like this, I’m starting to get used to it,” Chris Cofer said about the win.
The Braves got on the board early during the first inning as a big hit from Kyle Armstrong brought home Brandon Lambert for the first run of the night.
Montezuma scored again in the third when Koice Quintinilla came home on a hit from Lambert.
The Bucks answered back to those runs in the bottom of the third inning as Ross French hit a single, bumping Kevin Kirk to third and scoring Josh Eberly. A big hit from Blake Sipe allowed French to advance to second and brought Kirk home, tying the game 2-2.
“Kevin Chandler threw the ball really well, little bit of a rough start but he was really efficient with his pitches which led him to the seventh inning of the night,” Cofer said about the Bucks pitching. “That allowed us to do some things differently in the back half of the game that we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.”
The pitching performance from Chandler helped the Bucks shutout the Braves from the third inning on.
The game went into extra innings knotted up at two runs apiece. Eberly started the inning off with a single and later came around to score on an RBI groundout by French to give the Bucks the win.
Up Next –
The Bucks will go up against the Reds tonight at Ray Heatwole Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Braves will take the night off and will play again on Wednesday June 27, at Ruritan Field against the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.