Bucks Sign Pitcher
Evansville Righty joins Aces teammate Kyle Pollock on Bucks Roster
Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Brent Jurceka has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season. Jurceka (pronounced jer-SEE-ka), a sophomore at the University of Evansville, is the 28th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
This season for the Aces, Jurceka owns a 2-1 record to go along with a 3.89 ERA. The 6’5”, 185-pounder has struck out 44 in 19 appearances and is holding batters to a .220 average.
“Our relationship with Evansville continues, as we are able to bring Brent into our pitching staff,” said Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin. “We expect Brent to be a quality arm for us throughout the season, whether it’s using him in the bullpen or part of our starting rotation.”
A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Jurceka appeared in 18 games out of the bullpen for the Aces last year, finishing with a 1-4 record and a 6.07 ERA. Jurceka struck out 26 in 29.2 innings.
Born August 20, 1994, Jurceka attended Carl Sandburg High School where he finished with an 11-4 record as a varsity pitcher.
In other news, the Bucks have waived catcher Adam Dennison.
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. All 72 games may be heard on 1330 AM ESPN (KWLO). 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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