Bucks Add Outfielder to Roster
Boxwell Joins Fellow Gophers Joe Martinson and Tim Shannon in Waterloo
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that outfielder Alex Boxwell has signed to play with the team for the 2015 season. Boxwell, a freshman from the University of Minnesota, is the 22nd player to be named to Waterloo’s roster for the squad’s 21st season.
This season for the Golden Gophers, Boxwell has played in 14 games, hitting .212. The 6’3”, 185-pounder has one home run, four RBI, and owns a .303 slugging percentage.
“Alex comes to us highly recommended by former Bucks coach and current Minnesota assistant Patrick Casey,” said Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin. “He’s a young, scrappy player that will give us a quality bat from the left side of the plate and will run the bases well.”
Born April 6, 1996, Boxwell is a native of Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Boxwell attended Coon Rapids High School where he was a Mr. Baseball finalist as a senior, hitting .506 with three homers and 10 stolen bases. Alex is the son of Bill and Lisa Boxwell.
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.