Buckmaster’s 2nd career HR wins game for Dickinson St

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Feb 28, 2023

It took three years and 261 at-bats, but Anchorage’s Balas Buckmaster finally smacked his second career home run.

The first homer came back in 2020 in his first game at Pierce College. The second dinger came last week for Dickinson State, a solo blast in the sixth inning that provided the Blue Hawks with a 5-4 win over Midland in Parkville, Missouri.

Buckmaster went yard off Jayden Gibson with two outs, breaking a 4-4 tie. He finished 2-for-2 with a sac fly.

That was just the first game of the day.

In the nightcap against Graceland, Buckmaster (East) went 3-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs to highlight a 14-3 win.

The starting shortstop had six RBIs on the day, giving him seven in a three-game stretch. He is now hitting .667 with eight RBIs in seven games.

Buckmaster came to NAIA Dickinson State from Pierce College, where he batted .228 on 57-for-250 hitting with 46 RBIs, 64 runs and 23 stolen bases in 80 games in the NWAC.