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Bucks Sign Pitcher from Tennessee


Martin joins Volunteer Teammate Senzel on Waterloo Roster
 
Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Hunter Martin has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season.  Martin, a freshman at the University of Tennessee, is the 19th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
 
Martin was the starting pitcher for the Volunteers’ first game of the season this year, throwing three innings versus Purdue.  The 6’1”, 195-pounder gave up one hit, no runs, and struck out two in his only action of the season.
 
“I am really excited about the opportunity I have this summer to play for the Waterloo Bucks,” said the Murfreesboro, Tennessee native.  “I have heard great things about this organization and I am really looking forward to playing with numerous people from across the country while continuing to develop as a baseball player.”
 
Born December 14, 1994, Martin played at Blackman High School where he earned Rawlings Southeast Regional first team All-America honors as a senior after finishing with a 1.54 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 68 innings.  Martin was ranked by Perfect Game as the number six overall prospect in the state of Tennessee and the 161st nationally.  Hunter is the son of Keith and Lisa Martin.
 
The Bucks will open the 2014 season on the road versus the Rochester Honkers on May 27, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus Rochester on May 28.  Season tickets and group outings 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 www.waterloobucks.com.
 
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League.  Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind.  A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB).  All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.