Buchanan baseball splits with Cardinals

Published 10:42 am Thursday, April 8, 2004

By Staff
The Buchanan varsity baseball team won its third straight game, and then lost its first game of the season in a doubleheader at Bloomingdale Wednesday afternoon.
The Bucks beat the Cardinals 13-4 before falling by a narrow 10-9 margin in the second game.
Raymond Payne earned the win in the opener, tossing seven strikeouts in seven innings and giving up 10 hits.
P.J. Pollock doubled and scored five runs for Buchanan in the opening game. Kyle Tracey and Jeremy Lucas also doubled while Justin Helt, Payne and Travis Reith each added two hits.
The Bucks committed just two errors in the first game.
In the second game, Pollock took the loss after lasting four innings. Reith came on in relief in the fifth inning.
Bloomingdale (6-5) managed just six hits compared to Buchanan's 12 in the second game. The Cardinals, however, built an insurmountable 8-0 lead after just three innings. Buchanan scored four runs in the top of the seventh.
Lucas doubled for Buchanan in the second game while Pollock, Payne and Aaron Koziel each added two hits.
The Bucks are now 3-1 overall and return to action Saturday at the Bronson Invitational.