The Bucs pulled together the win this weekend against the very determined Butler Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs got the upper hand in the first three innings, scoring 6 runs to the Bucs one run.
However, when the freshman from Gainesville, Georgia, Kain Hewitt, came out of the bullpen, he surprised the Bulldogs with the phenomenal pitching of five scoreless innings.
“We didn’t quit, our bullpen came in big today, it created huge enthusiasm in our dugout,” said outfielder Daniel Tucker.
With five innings pitched, Hewitt only had one hit given, two walks and three strikeouts, giving the freshman his first collegiate win.
“Couldn’t be more proud of the young freshman,” said Head Coach Tony Skole. “He came in the fourth inning, he put up four scoreless innings and kept us in the game.”
The Bucs would dominate with the pitching of Hewitt.
During the seventh inning with two outs, junior Trey York smashed a three run homer which would bring the Bucs even closer for the win.
In the eighth inning freshman Hagen Owenby would score the tying run with Robby McCabe’s double to left. The Bucs would increase their lead by scoring five more runs, which gave the Bucs a 12-6 victory.
With the momentum on their side, the Bucs play the confident 5-4 Radford Highlanders. With both teams coming off wins, it will be a great showdown between these teams.
The Bucs have had amazing pitching and hitting this season. York is averaging an incredible .500 and has a slugging percentage of 1.100.
York has been at bat 30 times, has made contact with the ball 15 times and has scored 13 times. He’s hit four home runs this season.
The Bucs are 4-1 at home this season and are 1-0 away.
“I’m very proud of our guys with the huge win that we had to have to give us the momentum and hopefully to continue to improve and play better,” Skole said.