The Waterloo Bucks (21-23) failed to take advantage of Freddy Villalobos's effort at the plate on Friday, losing 12-11 to the Thunder Bay Border Cats (21-23) in 10 innings at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo,IA.
Villalobos rocked the Thunder Bay Border Cats with two home runs. Villalobos went 3-4 in the game with four RBIs and three runs scored. Villalobos homered in the sixth and seventh innings.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 23 total runs and 21 hits during the game. There were nine pitchers used in the game as the two managers searched for any way to finish it off.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to seven lead changes in the game.
The Thunder Bay Border Cats finally managed to grab the lead after a strong tenth inning. An error scored Phillip Lyons and gave the Thunder Bay Border Cats the lead for good.
Jordan McCoy improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Thunder Bay Border Cats. McCoy struck out four, walked none and gave up one hit.
Connor Cline ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed one run.