Published On: April 9th, 2013
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the signing of infielder Chesny Young to their roster for the 2013 season. Young, a sophomore at Mercer University, is the eighth position player added to Waterloo’s roster for the team’s 19th season.
This year for Mercer, Young is hitting .355 with 10 doubles and 36 RBI. Starting in all 35 games that the Bears have played, the 6’0", 180-pounder owns a .480 slugging percentage to go with one home run and five stolen bases. 
"When deciding which team to play for this summer, the head coach at Mercer made my choice to play to for the Bucks easy when he said ‘It’s a great team in a great league,’" said Young. "I’m excited to see what the Northwoods league has to offer and eager to contribute all I can to the Waterloo Bucks."
Last summer, Young played in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League for the Palm Springs Power. The Atlanta, Georgia native hit .355 while slugging .492, leading Palm Springs to the SCCBL World Series Title. At the conclusion of the season, Young was named the number one prospect for position players in the SCCBL.
"We are very excited about what we think Chesny is going to bring to the Bucks this summer," said Bucks coach Brandon Hunt. "Our expectations are high for Chesny as he is one of the most pure hitters in college baseball." 
Last year for Mercer, Young appeared in 59 games, making 58 starts. Young finished third in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a .367 batting average and second on the team with 25 multi-hit games. For his efforts, Young was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and became the first player in program history voted the A-Sun Conference Freshman of the Year.
Born October 6, 1992, Young attended Marist High School where he hit .424 as a senior with five home runs, 41 RBI, and 11 stolen bases. Chesny is the son of Ken and Nan Young.
The Bucks will open the 2013 season at home versus the St. Cloud Rox on May 29. Season tickets, group outings, and single-game tickets are currently on sale. For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at

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