OC Bucs Bats Come Alive Late

The OC Buccaneers (7-8) offense erupted for 10 runs in the final few innings as they blanked the So Cal Sharks, 10-0.

The Bucs, who were held to just two hits through the first five innings, put up a late rally while taking advantage of some defensive miscues by the Sharks.

A well-pitched game on both sides, early on, the contest was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Bucs plated the first runs of the game on a two-run double by David Johnson.

In the seventh inning, Connor Shepherd laced a two out, RBI double down the right field line to stretch the lead to 3-0.

In the eighth, the Bucs cleared the deck and broke the game wide open as they batted around for a seven-run outburst that included RBI singles from David Johnson, Jacob Blackiston, and David Grubaugh.

The Bucs pitching staff held the Sharks silent and preserved the shutout victory.

David Johnson was the offensive hero for the Bucs, going a perfect 2-for-2 and driving in three runs.

Jacob Battaglia earned the victory in relief as he tossed three shutout innings and struck out six.

The Bucs will try to carry this momentum over to Friday when they take on the Inland Empire Senators at La Sierra. Gametime is 1 p.m.

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