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New look same game for Buhach

TURLOCK -- One glance at the Buhach Colony lineup card this year and you'll see many familiar names missing.

Players like Brett Mooneyham, Justin Koehler, Markus Melgosa and Art Corona.

Buhach Colony's lineup features plenty of new faces. However, the expectations remain the same.

Some of those new faces combined with a couple holdovers in Dylan Floro and Marco Ledesma to lead Buhach Colony to a 4-3 win over Turlock on Wednesday in the Central California Conference opener featuring two of the conference's stronger teams.

"Absolutely the expectations are the same," said BC coach Wayne Fitzgerald, whose team improved to 7-4 overall. "Every year we lose someone and we wonder how we're going to replace him.

"Two years later, we're griping about how we're going to replace that guy. It's a tremendous opportunity for someone to come in a share the spotlight."

The only two returning full-time starters Floro and Ledesma did play a key role on Wednesday.

Floro hit a solo homer and pitched a perfect six-pitch, seventh inning to pick up the save.

"A lot of these guys were on the team last year," Floro said. "They just didn't get a lot of playing time.

"It may be new guys on the field, but it's the same team in the dugout."

Ledesma doubled in two runs during a three-run third inning that gave BC a 4-1 lead.

It was a big win considering Buhach Colony hung the loss on Turlock ace Kevin Wheeland.

"He's a good pitcher," Ledesma said. "We got ready all week to face him."

Garrett Adams was one of the pitchers stuck behind BC's big three last year.

The senior pitched five solid innings to pick up the win.

Connor Oldcorn pitched a perfect sixth inning to get the game to Floro in the seventh.

Another new face in Daniel Bolser started Buhach's big three-run rally with a leadoff double in the third and went 2 for 2.

The two teams will play again on Friday at Buhach Colony with Floro getting the start.

At Turlock

BC 103 000 0 -- 4 6 1

Turlock 011 010 0 -- 3 4 1

Garrett Adams, Connor Oldcorn (6), Dylan Floro (7) and Dillon White; Kevin Wheeland and Ryan Brown. WP -- Adams. LP -- Wheeland. SV -- Floro.

BUHACH COLONY -- Marco Ledesma (2B, 2 RBI), Floro (HR, 2 RBI), Daniel Bolser 2-2 (2B).

TURLOCK -- Kevin Kramer (HR).

Records: Buhach Colony 1-0 CCC, 7-4 overall; Turlock 0-1, 5-3.