Bucks Add OF from Washington State
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that outfielder Weston Hatten has signed to play with the team for the 2015 season. Hatten, a freshman at Washington State University, is the 18th player to be named to Waterloo’s roster for the squad’s 21st season.
This season for the Cougars, Hatten is hitting .333 with six RBI in nine games. The 6’3”, 210-pounder has a double and a home run and owns a .500 slugging percentage in 24 at bats.
“Weston is a talented freshman from Washington State who Cougar head coach Donnie Marbut believes has a high ceiling,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin. “He’ll be a four-hole type of hitter for us and possesses a special power and speed combination.”
“I’m really excited to play for Bucks,” said Hatten. “I have heard some great things about this league from some teammates and am looking forward to the experience.”
Born May 3, 1996, Hatten is a native of Fresno, California. Hatten attended Clovis High School where he was named to the All-Tri-River Athletic Conference and All-Region teams as a senior. Weston is the son of John and Michele Hatten.
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.