Milton Keynes Bucks claimed the Midlands AAA Championship last weekend with a victory over title rivals Nottingham Rebels.
Bucks knew they’d need two wins over Rebels to take the title and avoid the final day heartbreak they suffered at the hands of their opponents last season.
The first game pitcher, Chris White, was once again immense on the mound for the Bucks and Alexander Sencion was the big hitter for the Bucks hitting two homeruns to lead MK to a 9-5 win.
With half the mission completed, the Bucks fell behind in the second game 2-0 however the Bucks came right back with four runs to take the lead.
Unfortunately, the Bucks would lose their staring pitcher and big slugger due to a broken ankle sustained sliding into home plate.
What could have been a major blow to the Bucks seemed to spur them on and showed what great team spirit and fight they had in them.
With great hitting from, Tom McVay, Jorge George, Sacha Mckay, Chris White and Ed Wilmott the Bucks rose to the occasion, led by Ernie Ayala, player manager, who had replaced the injured Sencion on the mound to silence the Rebels bats by throwing and impressive five scoreless innings for an 11-3 win.
Bucks must now wait until Sunday September 1 before taking on Halton Jaguars at Woughton on the Green to battle it out on for the National Baseball Championship.
But the club are holding an open day this Sunday from midday.