Bucks Sign 2010 ‘Big Stick’ Award Winner

The Waterloo Bucks will be signing infielder Joel Hutter for the 2011 season. Hutter is currently a junior at Dallas Baptist University and played for the NWL’s Green Bay Bullfrogs for the past two seasons.

The 6’1″, 210-pounder was a recipient of the 2010 Rawlings Big Stick Award which is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2010 regular season. Last year, Hutter hit .350 with 31 RBI and 64 hits for Green Bay, leading all third basemen. His .350 average was the third best average in the NWL last season. Hutter finished the summer with 10 doubles and a .436 on-base percentage in 50 games.

Originally from Davenport, Iowa, Hutter previously played collegiately at Des Moines Area Community College under former Bucks’ Manager Dan Fitzgerald. Hutter was named First Team All-American for the 2010 season when he helped the Bears to a conference championship. The slugger had 92 hits in 2010, with 24 doubles and a team high 89 RBI.

Follow Hutter this spring at Dallas-Baptist and upcoming summer with the Bucks.