Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that left-handed pitcher TJ Peterson has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season. Peterson, a redshirt freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University, is the seventh player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
“TJ could bolster our bullpen and give us some depth as a starter,” said Waterloo general manager Dan Corbin. “He has a high three-quarter release point and can drop lower at times. TJ’s fastball sits in the upper 80’s and has good run and sink. We think TJ has a bright future with the Bucks and beyond.”
Last season, the 6’5”, 240-pounder redshirted for the Eagles. Originally from Plant City, Florida, Peterson is the fourth pitcher to sign with Waterloo for the summer.
Born July 16, 1994, Peterson attended Plant City High School where he was named First Team All-County during his junior year. TJ is the son of Dale and Lori Peterson.
The Bucks will open the 2014 season on the road versus the Rochester Honkers on May 27, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus Rochester on May 28. Season tickets and group outings are currently on sale. For more information, call 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 www.waterloobucks.com.
The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.
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