Bozeman Bucks – AA and Belgrade Bandits played a taut affair on Wednesday, but Bozeman Bucks – AA eventually prevailed 9-5 after taking the lead for good in the seventh inning. The game was tied at two with Bozeman Bucks – AA batting in the top of the seventh when Jake Murfitt singled off of Justin Rickenberg, driving in one run.
Belgrade Bandits scored three runs in the eighth inning, but Bozeman Bucks – AA still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Belgrade Bandits came thanks to a single by Easton Page, a triple by Manny Eudave, and a single by Riley Burman.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Belgrade Bandits tied things up at two. Page‘s sac fly scored one run for Belgrade Bandits.
Finn Snyder earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – AA. He threw three innings, surrendering one run, one hit, and walking zero. Michael Freund recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Bozeman Bucks – AA. Justin Rickenberg took the loss for Belgrade Bandits. He went six and a third innings, giving up six runs, seven hits, striking out five, and walking one.
Bozeman Bucks – AA collected ten hits. Andrew Purpura, Morgan Hostetler, and Bailey Paddock each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – AA. Hostetler and Hubley each drove in two runs to lead Bozeman Bucks – AA.
Page went 2-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.
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