The OC Buccaneers (6-8) dropped a tough game to the BC Prospects on Wednesday afternoon, by a score of 3-2, despite outhitting the Prospects, 5-3.
The Prospects broke a scoreless tie with a run in the fifth inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The very next inning, the Prospects scored two runs to stretch their lead to 3-0, going into the bottom of the sixth.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Bucs would finally get on the board, by way of a bases loaded walk by third baseman and Bucs RBI leader, Nick Reeser.
The next batter was designated hitter, Nick Michaels, who followed with a line-drive single to right, scoring Aaron Torres and cutting the lead to 3-2.
Unfortunately for the Bucs, that’s as close as they would get as the Prospects retired 11 of the next 12 batters, including the final seven in a row, to hang on for the 3-2 victory.
The Bucs pitching staff put forth a heroic effort, despite the loss, as five pitchers combined to give up just three hits and three runs, all of which were unearned.
Bucs starter, Erik Gonzalez pitched four scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out two.
Bucs relievers, Tristan Cisneros and Art Corona each struck out the side in the eighth and ninth inning respectively.
The Bucs will look to get back on the winning track as they host the So Cal Sharks at Scolinos Field Thursday at 4:30 p.m.