Bucks Sign Giants Draft Pick Kramp

The Waterloo Bucks have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Kyle Kramp to their roster for the 2011 season. Originally from Westfield, Indiana, Kramp is currently a redshirt freshman at Butler University.

While playing at Westfield High School, Kyle was named the 2009 Indiana Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year and earned All-State and All-Conference honors. The 6’3″, 200-pounder went 10-2 his senior year, holding a 1.79 ERA, 101 strikeouts, and tying the school record of throwing two no-hitters.

“Kyle is a young gun who will be easing back into action after an arm injury in 2010,” said Bucks Coach Jared Krasselt. “We expect Kramp will be able to come from the pen and shut teams down in the late innings.”

Kramp was a 45th round pick by the San Francisco Giants in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. Born December 23, 1990, Kramp originally signed with Waterloo before the 2010 season, before his arm injury occurred.

The Bucks will open the 2011 season on the road at the Battle Creek Bombers on June 1.