Brookhaven, GA, June 14, 2015 – The Post Reports – The Brookhaven Bucks jumped on the Peachtree City Chukars early on Saturday afternoon with a towering three-run home run off the bat of second baseman Andrew Knell. The homer put the Bucks (6-2) up 3-0 in the bottom of the second, a lead they wouldn’t surrender the rest of the game.
Aside from Knell’s home run, the Bucks also had plenty of offense from the rest of the lineup. Center fielder JJ Shaffer added two hits and a stolen base, left fielder Gerrio Rahming knocked in a run with a base hit, and catcher Trevor Craport added a hit and swiped second base. The Bucks added two more runs in the third and one more in the seventh.
The six runs were enough for Brookhaven starting pitcher Jamie Young, who pitched four innings with five strikeouts and picked up the win. Relievers Ben Lee, Chip Capper, Cody Hardage, and Chaz Wilson all combined to pitch five innings of shutout baseball to close the game out.
Peachtree City (4-4) attempted to rally in the third by scoring two runs, but their opportunities were squandered by the Bucks pitching staff. Center fielder Josh Black added two hits from the lead off spot, and designated hitter John Pope III contributed two hits and the Chukars’ only two runs.
Chukars’ pitcher Adam Goodman put in some good work on the mound, but was tagged with five runs on six hits over five innings. Tyler Bowers worked two innings in relief, allowing one run on three hits with a strikeout.
Peachtree City will be back in action on June, 15 against the Gwinnett Tides at Georgia Gwinnett College. Brookhaven will take on the Atlanta Crackers at Oglethorpe University on June 15. First pitches for both games are scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
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