Bucks Sign Adam Dennison
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that catcher Adam Dennison has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season. Dennison, a junior at Eastern Michigan University, is the 14th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
Dennison sat out last season for the Eagles due to injury, receiving a medical redshirt. In 2012, the 6’1”, 200-pounder played in 29 games, hitting .253 with a double and six RBI.
“Adam was in line to play with us last summer but an arm injury sidelined him and he ended up having Tommy John surgery,” said Bucks’ field manager Travis Kiewiet. “When I talked to Adam this fall, he made the comment that he had followed our season throughout the summer and was disappointed he wasn't able to be a part of what we accomplished. I'm excited that Adam will get that chance again to come to Waterloo and play for us. The catching position in the Northwoods League is very demanding and Adam sounds like a player that will be able to handle the workload. I really like what Coach [Jay] Alexander is doing there at Eastern Michigan and I know Adam will come to us ready to play.”
This season for the Eagles, the Broadview Heights, Ohio native is hitting .167 with two RBI in three games. Eastern Michigan opened the season with a victory over #16 Clemson this past Friday, before dropping the final two games of the series to the Tigers.
Born September 16, 1991, Dennison attended Padua Franciscan High School where he was a four-year letter winner in baseball. Dennison was named the North Coast League MVP his senior year, hitting .484. Adam is the son of Mark and Sherrie Dennison.
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 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), 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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