Bucks Add Pitcher from Central Michigan
Waterloo Continues Relationship with Chippewas
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Sean Martens has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2015 season. Martens, a freshman at Central Michigan University, is the seventh player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 21st season.
Martens played prep baseball at Ortonville Brandon High School where he was named to the Division I All-State first team as a senior. The 6’0”, 165-pounder was also named to the Oakland County Dream Team and was honored as the Oakland County MVP.
“Sean was highly recommended to us by former Waterloo pitching coach Jeff Opalewski, who is the associate head coach at Central Michigan,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin. “When Sean is on the bump for us, he’ll remind Bucks fans of former pitcher Zach Cooper, who played with us in 2009 and 2010 and was eventually drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15th round in 2012. The Chippewas have sent some of their best players our way for quite some time now and we’re excited to continue that relationship.”
Born April 9, 1996, Martens is a native of Clarkston, Michigan. Sean is the son of Wendell and Kass Martens.
The Bucks, the winningest team in all of summer-collegiate baseball over the past two years, 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 (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com