Published On: January 12th, 2012

Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the inductees for the Seventh Annual Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet. The former Bucks that will be enshrined will be Adam Boeve [pictured left], Chad Epperson [middle], and Aaron Jenkins [right], all former baseball players at the University of Northern Iowa. Along with the players, Kevin and Judy Peverill will be honored for their 10-plus years of service as housing parents.

Adam Boeve (pronounced BOO-vee) was an outfielder for Waterloo in 2002 and 2003. Playing in 60 games in ’02, Boeve led the league in stolen bases with 43 and stolen base percentage with a mark of .896. The stolen base mark is a single-season Bucks record and fifth best in a single-season in NWL history. The Doon, Iowa native also led the team in triples (four) and walks (45). His triples mark is tied for second in the team record books, while his base on balls mark is tied for fourth best for a single-season. For his efforts, Boeve was named an NWL post-season All-Star. Boeve returned in ’03 to play in 21 games before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round. Playing professionally from ’03 through the 2008 season, Boeve advanced to play for Pittsburgh’s AAA affiliate in Indianapolis, finishing with a .281 minor league average.
A member of the Bucks in 2004 and 2006, Chad Epperson compiled a 1.87 ERA to go along with a 4-3 record, 35 strikeouts, and 15 saves in his two seasons with Waterloo. The right-handed pitcher appeared in 37 games as a Buck, which ranks as the eighth most by a pitcher in a career. In ’04, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native set a single-season saves team record with 15 and appeared in 28 games, which is tied for the fifth-most in a single-season in team history. His career mark of 15 saves is good enough for the third most in Bucks history. For his efforts in ’04, Epperson was named an NWL post-season All-Star. After college, Epperson played one season with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.
Aaron Jenkins was a member of the Bucks in 2004 and 2006, pitching in 31 games. The left-hander amassed 166 strikeouts during his two years with Waterloo, tying him for the second most in the Bucks’ career record books. In ’04, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota native appeared in 19 games with one start, finishing with a 2-1 record. Jenkins had a breakout year in ’06, leading the league in strikeouts with 99 (second best in a single-season for Waterloo and seventh best for the NWL). In addition, Jenkins finished with a team-best 2.01 ERA (tied for eighth best in the Bucks’ single-season record books) and 12 starts (tied-for 10th in team history). For his efforts, Jenkins was named a 2006 NWL post-season All-Star. Jenkins finished his career with the Bucks with 166 strikeouts, a mark that is tied for second-best in the team’s career record books. The southpaw was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft. Jenkins played one year in the Oakland farm system before playing professionally for three years in independent ball, finishing his career with the Laredo Broncos of the United League.
All three inductees are scheduled to appear at the induction ceremonies.
Kevin and Judy Peverill (pronounced PEV-rull), residents of Waterloo, have been housing players since 2001. Kevin is employed by the United States Post Office and Judy owns and operates Auntie Js Embroidery.
The Seventh Annual Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 pm. Beck’s Sports Brewery, located at 3295 University Avenue in Waterloo, will be the locale of the banquet that will honor these Buck greats.
All proceeds for the event will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The public is invited to attend with tickets available for $10.
Doors will open at 7:00 pm and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a silent auction that will include sports memorabilia, including an autographed Bill Buckner baseball, an autographed Green Bay Packers football, and items from various Cedar Valley businesses. The Hall of Fame inductions will be will begin at 7:30 pm.
Interested parties may call (319) 232-0500 for ticket information, or mail their checks payable to MDA to: Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet, PO Box 4124, Waterloo, IA 50704.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education.

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