2002-04-18 / Front Page

Standish-Sterling edges Bucks in baseball season opener

The Roscommon Bucks opened their 2002 varsity baseball season with a double loss to Standish-Sterling at home April 16.
Standish 8-Rosc. 6
In the first game, the Panthers nipped the Bucks, 8-6. The score was tied at 1-1 after one inning, and the Bucks took a 2-1 lead in the third. Standish-Sterling tied the score at 3-3 in the fourth. After two scoreless innings, the Panthers outscored the Bucks, 5-3, in the seventh for the win. Each team had five hits. Standish-Sterling had seven errors, while the Bucks had three.
Roscommon’s Jeff Southworth was three-for-four at bat, with two runs batted in. Kyle Gross gave up one hit in five innings on the mound.

Standish 11-Rosc. 9
The Bucks were unable to overcome an early Panthers lead in the nightcap, losing 11-9.
“I was not pleased with our errors. However, I was happy with the fight we gave, despite being down, 7-1, in the second inning,” Bucks Coach Dererk Smitz said. The Bucks had eight errors in the game; the Panthers had none.
Standish-Sterling took a 4-1 lead in the first inning and were ahead, 7-1, at the end of the second. Roscommon outscored Standish-Sterling, 6-1, in the third, cutting the lead to a single run, then tied the score at 9-9 in the fourth. The Panthers scored two unanswered runs in the fifth.
The Panthers had nine hits, while the Bucks had seven.

Southworth was three-for-three at bat, giving him a 6-7 night.

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