Hendrixson & McGinnis Named Summer Collegiate All-Americans
Waterloo, Iowa – Waterloo Bucks pitcher Derek Hendrixson and catcher Adam McGinnis have been named to Perfect Game’s 2016 Summer Collegiate All-American Team. Hendrixson was named a First Team relief pitcher while McGinnis was named to the Honorable Mention squad.
Derek Hendrixson finished the season with a 5-1 record and a 1.36 ERA for Waterloo. A native of Centerville, Ohio, Hendrixson appeared in 28 games this season which was tied for the fourth most in the Northwoods League and tied for the fifth most in a single season in team history. In 53 innings, Hendrixson held opponents to a .158 average. The right-handed pitcher is entering his junior season at Wright State University and was named to both the 2016 NWL Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star Teams.
Adam McGinnis, now a senior at Western Illinois University, was named the 2016 Bucks Roth Jewelers Player of the Year for his efforts in 2016. A native of Normal, Illinois, McGinnis set a new Waterloo single-season RBI record with 62. The catcher finished the season with a .296 average to go along with 19 doubles, 12 home runs, and 31 extra-base hits, all of which were good enough for the fourth most in the NWL. McGinnis was named to the Mid-Season NWL All-Star Team.
The full Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-America Team may be found here: http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=13003
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The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where the team welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Team ownership has invested more than $170,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment. Bucks 2017 Season Tickets are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633 to order. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks during the off-season by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or using the Waterloo Bucks app.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit http://www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Bucks as your favorite team.