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Published On: December 14th, 2012
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks, members of the Northwoods League, have announced their schedule for the 2013 season.  The 19th year of Bucks baseball will feature a 70-game schedule and the NWL’s return to inter-divisional play for the first time since 2009.\"\"   
Waterloo will open the season at home versus the St. Cloud Rox on Wednesday, May 29. Bucks’ Manager Travis Kiewiet and his squad will close out the ’13 crusade on the road in Willmar, Minnesota to face the Stingers on Sunday, August 11.  Like the previous three seasons, 2013 calls for a 35-game home schedule.
The Bucks will see one six-game homestand this season, the longest of the year, which will begin on June 12.  As for the longest road trip, Waterloo will have a six-game swing starting on June 25 and ending on June 30.  During that trip, the Bucks will travel to Duluth, Minnesota to face the Huskies for two games, then travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario to take on the Border Cats for a pair of games, and return back to the United States where they will face the MoonDogs of Mankato, Minnesota for a two-game set.
The final day of the first-half of Northwoods League action will be Wednesday, July 3 when Waterloo\"\" hosts Mankato. The Bucks start the second half at home versus their Highway 63 rivals, the Rochester Honkers on Thursday, July 4.
The Bucks will travel to Mequon, Wisconsin play the South Division’s Lakeshore Chinooks for the first time in team history on Sunday, July 28 to start a two-game set that will finish up on July 30, as inter-divisional play returns to the NWL.  Waterloo will also play the Battle Creek Bombers during that road trip to complete their road portion of inter-division play for the season.  Lakeshore and Battle Creek will make the trip to Iowa to take on the Bucks during the first full-week of August, marking the first time the Chinooks have played at Riverfront Stadium and the first time since July of 2011 that the Bombers have visited the Cedar Valley.
This season’s league playoffs will begin on Monday, August 12 with two best-of-three divisional series matchups.  The divisional winners will then advance to the Summer Collegiate World Series and face off in a best-of-three set beginning on Thursday, August 15 to determine the 2013 Northwoods League Champions.
Breaking the home schedule down by days of the week, renovated Riverfront Stadium will be the site of four Sunday games, four Monday games, three Tuesday games, five Wednesday games, seven Thursday games, six Friday games, and six Saturday games.  The Bucks will be home for Flag Day (Friday, June 14 versus Duluth), their traditional Father’s Day game (Sunday, June 16 versus the MoonDogs), and the aforementioned Independence Day game.
The Bucks will play two games at home in the month of May, 14 games at home in the month of June, 12 games at home during the month of July, and seven games at home during the month of August.  \"\"Waterloo will be the home team for 18 games in the first half of the season and home for 17 in the second half. 
Home game times for the 2013 season are as follows:
Monday – Thursday games:  6:35 pm CT
Friday – Saturday games: 7:05 pm CT
Sunday games:  3:05 pm CT
Wednesday, June 12:  1:05 pm CT
Sunday, July 14: 6:35 pm CT
Season tickets and group outings are currently on sale.  For more information, contact the Bucks’ ticket line at 319/232-5633.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at
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