Published On: March 19th, 2009



Date: March 19, 2009

Bucks Bring Back Villanova Righty

(WATERLOO, IA) The Waterloo Bucks Baseball CluB announced the resigning of Chris Pack, a 6’3″, 188-pound right-handed pitcher from Villanova University. Pack joins James Jones and Bob Lackovic on the Bucks’ 2009 pitching staff.

The ’09 season will mark the Hinsdale, Illinois natives third year as a member of the Bucks. Last season with Waterloo, Pack pitched 43 innings, compiling a 3-3 record with a 5.44 ERA and 26 strikeouts. Pack was signed to play in the Cedar Valley in 2007, but suffered an injury in the early part of his collegiate season forcing him to shut down.

The right-hander is also looking forward to another great summer in Waterloo.

“There’s a reason college players from all over the country play in Waterloo and want to continue coming back. The people are genuine, the fans are exciting, and the environment is electric,” said Pack. “The Bucks provide players with day to day opportunities to not only play baseball, but work out, play golf, and enjoy team bonding.”

Bench coach Travis Kiewiet is excited for the experience Pack will bring to the team.

“Having Chris come back is huge for us from the standpoint that he has Northwoods League pitching experience and will be able to help our first year players on what to expect. Chris is also a great competitor, which is a must for a pitcher in this league,” said Kiewiet. “There are no easy outs and having the mindset that Chris has, we know what we are getting each time he takes the mound.”

In 2008, Pack’s first complete season with the Wildcats, the right-hander appeared in 16 games, including 11 starts, posting a 4-3 record in 55 2/3 innings with a 5.17 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He’s 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four starts for the Wildcats so far in 2009.

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