The Breckenridge Bucks season and state tournament hopes came to an end Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Urbank in Kensington. The game only took an hour and a half to play 9 innings, and there were 25 strikeouts between both teams. Alex Koep (3IP, 7K, 0BB, 1H, 0R) was the winning pitcher.
"The Bucks were a little short handed today missing 6 players due to football, hockey tryouts, Legion all star baseball, work commitments and a couple injuries," stated Head Coach Kevin Hiedeman. "When you have college pitchers and an expanded strike zone like we had today, you’re going to see a lot of strikeouts."
Hunter Wamre threw a complete game for the Bucks only giving up 5 hits, 3 of them in the first inning along with the only runs scored in the game. The Bucks were only able to muster 4 hits. Jack Hiedeman singled and stole second, Mitch Porter doubled, Erik Hiedeman singled and reached 2nd on a fielders choice and Brayden Wahl singled. "We had some opportunities to score but were unable to get the hit when we needed it," noted Coach Hiedeman.
Heideman continued, "Overall it was a great year for our first season, winning 14 games and in all of our losses we were in every game except one, right down to the last pitch. The Bucks were really fun to watch and it was great baseball. On a personal note, I’d like to thank all the players that played. I’d like to thank Art Grochow for doing an awesome job announcing our games for us. I’d like to thank Breckin Anderson for running our game changer every single game. I’d like to thank Ann Hiedeman for the mounds of paperwork and scheduling of games and umpires. And I would especially like to thank the community for the tons of support we received, both financially and otherwise. Finally, I’d like to thank the Breckenridge Baseball Board for helping to fund some of our operations and for their support. I already look forward to next season."