Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced right-handed pitcher Brett Andrzejewski will return to play for Waterloo in 2012. Andrzejewski (pronounced and-drew-JESS-key), a junior at Purdue University, is the 12th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 18th season.
Last season, the Westfield, Indiana native joined the Bucks on July 21 and was a mainstay in the team’s bullpen. Appearing in 10 games, Andrzejewski finished the year with a 1-0 record, a 1.84 ERA, and six strikeouts. The 6’1", 160-pounder notched two saves and held batters to a .235 average in 14.2 innings pitched.
"I am looking forward to coming back to Waterloo for the summer after the short stint I spent with the team last year," said Andrzejewski. "I had a great time last year and I expect this year to be just as fun."
Last season, Andrzejewski played at Tallahassee Community College where he appeared in 29 games for the Eagles, compiling a 3.18 ERA. Andrzejewski finished the season with 34 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .194 batting average.
"Brett was a mid-season pickup for us last year and did a great job out of the bullpen," said Waterloo field manager Travis Kiewiet. "His sidearm delivery makes it hard for the hitters to get comfortable in the batters box and it showed by the opponents batting less than .240 against him. Having experience in the NWL last summer will be a huge advantage for him going into this summer and I expect Brett to see a lot of appearances as well as be an integral part of the pitching staff for us this year."
Born November 30, 1990, Andrzejewski attended Westfield High School where he was a teammate of fellow Waterloo pitcher Kyle Kramp. At Westfield, the righty compiled a 3.23 ERA and 22 strikeouts as a senior. Brett is the son of Brian and Ann Andrzejewski.