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Bucks Sign Returning Pitcher to 2015 roster


Shannon Returns after 13 Appearances in 2014
 

Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Tim Shannon has re-signed to play with Waterloo for the 2015 season.  Shannon, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, is the first player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 21st season.
 
Last season, Shannon appeared in 13 games for Waterloo, finishing the year with a 1-3 record and 21 strikeouts.  The 6’7”, 230-pounder started six games, threw 41.1 innings, and ended with a 5.23 ERA.
 
“I can't wait to return to Waterloo for another season, as I loved my experience with the Bucks in 2014,” said Shannon.  “I am also very excited to play for (field manager) Tony Manville this year and know he will do great things for the organization.”
 
A native of Hopkins, Minnesota, Shannon redshirted with the Golden Gophers in 2014.  He transferred to Minnesota from the University of Michigan.
 
“He is a good right-handed arm, that came in on a temporary contract at the beginning of last season and worked his way into a full contract," said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin.  "Tim is able to repeat his delivery very well and does things pretty smoothly.  He’s is somebody that should have a good future in baseball.”
 
Born September 6, 1993, Shannon played baseball at Hopkins High School where he was an All-State honoree, a Star Tribune All-Metro pick, and a Mr. Baseball finalist as a senior.  Tim is the son of David and Martha Shannon.

The Bucks will open the 2015 season on the road versus the Alexandria Blue Anchors on May 26, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus the Mankato MoonDogs on May 28.  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 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 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 (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com