The New Hampshire Wild (2-8) defeated the First place Watertown Bucks (7-3) by the score of 11-7.
The Wild started things off by taking a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning off starter Bucks Andrew Gottstein. Wild Starter Garret Baker had a strong start before getting into some trouble in the 5th inning where the Bucks took a 5-3 lead. Baker had retired the first two batters of the inning but a two out walk and 5 consecutive hits put the Bucks back on top.
Baker was replaced by Gregory Jasek who got his first win of the season tonight. Jasek pitched 2 solid innings while getting some offensive help from Chris Jacobs who crushed a league leading Home Run. Jacobs now has 4 homers in the season.
The game was left in the hands of the bullpen who did not allow a single run. After Jasek, Ryan Oglesby had a quick inning in the 7th followed by Setup man Tony McClendons quick inning in the 8th and closer Jorge De Leon shut things down in the 9th with 2 strikeouts to end the game.
The Wild will continue play tomorrow at 630pm at Alex T Duffy Fairgrounds for the second game of a 4 game series versus the Bucks. Wild Ace Trevor Jaunich will be on the mound for the Wild. Tickets are on sale for just $5.