Bozeman Bucks – AA and Great Falls Babe Ruth played a taut affair on Saturday, but Bozeman Bucks – AA eventually prevailed 8-5 after taking the lead for good in the seventh inning. The game was tied at five with Bozeman Bucks – AA batting in the top of the seventh when Jake Buck hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Bailey Paddock collected four hits in four at bats to help lead Bozeman Bucks – AA to victory.Paddock singled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the fifth, and singled in the seventh.
Bozeman Bucks – AA took an early lead in the first inning. Adam Hubley singled on a 2-1 count in the first inning, scoring one run.
After Bozeman Bucks – AA scored two runs in the top of the fifth, Great Falls Babe Ruth answered with two of their own. Bozeman Bucks – AA scored when Paddock singled off of LeFebre, driving in two runs. Great Falls Babe Ruth then answered when Rooney hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run and there was an error, scoring one run.
Bozeman Bucks – AA knotted the game up at five in the top of the sixth inning. Bozeman Bucks – AA scored one run when Michael Freund singled with one out in the sixth inning.
Great Falls Babe Ruth scored three runs in the fourth inning. Great Falls Babe Ruth’s big inning was driven by a double and a error.
Ryan Evenson earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – AA. He tossed two innings, surrendering two runs, one hit, and striking out three. Freund recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Bozeman Bucks – AA. LeFebre took the loss for Great Falls Babe Ruth. He went five innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, and striking out three.
Morgan Hostetler started the game for Bozeman Bucks – AA. He went four innings, allowing three runs, three hits, and striking out six.
Bozeman Bucks – AA had 12 hits in the game. Paddock, Hubley, and Andrew Purpura each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – AA. Paddock and Purpura each drove in two runs to lead Bozeman Bucks – AA.
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