WATERLOO, Iowa – Myles Emmerson and Trey Leonard came to the plate a combined 10 times on Wednesday night.
When all was said and done they were a perfect 10-for-10, scoring a combined four runs and driving in eight to lead the host Waterloo Bucks to a lopsided 16-1 triumph over the Thunder Bay Border Cats.
Emmerson, who hit his seventh double of the season and crossed the late three times for the last-pace Bucks.
Leonard homered and added three singles, hitting his second homer run of the season, while Angelo Altavilla also went deep for Waterloo, the latter collecting his first long ball of the summer.
A quartet of Thunder Bay pitchers were victimized for the 21 runs, including six off Border Cats starter Drew Demier (0-2).
Infielder Bryce Jorgenson wrapped things up in the ninth for Thunder Bay on the mound, giving up five runs on four hits and a walk.
Ryan Lane had a stellar night on the mound for Waterloo, allowing just three hits over seven innings to pick up the win.
Waterloo scored one in the first, added five in the third and five more in the eighth.
Thunder Bay’s lone run came in the eighth, catcher Gunner Hellstrom walking with the bases loaded.
The Cats and Bucks play again on Thursday.