Hoosier Catcher Commits to Bucks



Date: April 20, 2009

Hoosier Catcher Commits to Bucks

(WATERLOO, IA) The Waterloo Bucks announced the signing of University of Indiana freshman Josh Lyon. The 6’3″, 220-pound catcher becomes the second catcher added to the Bucks 2009 roster.

In a reserve role as a freshman, Lyon has five hits in 22 at-bats this spring.

Playing four seasons for Heritage Christian High School, the Indianapolis, Indiana native was named first team All-State as a senior and picked up first team Indianapolis All-City honors as well in 2008. Lyon had a breakthrough season as a junior, setting a school record with 14 home runs and added 13 doubles and 45 RBI while hitting .530 on the season which earned him All-City first team, Indianapolis All-North first team, and honorable mention All-State accolades.

Bucks field manager Pete Lauritson is glad he landed Lyon in a Bucks uniform.

“Coach Hickey at Indiana compares Lyon to a Brian McCann type of player,” said Lauritson. “Lyon is currently behind arguably the best catcher in the nation at Indiana so this summer is going to give him the opportunity to handle a pitching staff and develop defensively. Lyon is going to be one of three legit offensive threats we will put behind the plate.”