Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Adam Bray has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season. Bray, a junior at South Dakota State University, is the 15th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
This season for the Jackrabbits, Bray is 2-0 with a 3.65 ERA and nine strikeouts. The 6’2”, 210-pounder was named the Summit League Pitcher of the Week for his efforts during the opening weekend of collegiate play this year. Bray limited Texas Southern to one run on three hits with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings in an 11-1 SDSU win on February 14.
“I am very excited to be a part of such a great organization and team this upcoming summer,” said Bray. “I have heard great things about the Bucks and can't want to keep the great tradition going.”
Last season, Bray earned second-team All-Summit League honors after striking out 41 and finishing with a 7-2 record. A native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Bray ended the year with a 3.19 ERA and appeared in 14 games.
“When you look at Adam, what he’s been able to do at South Dakota State is special,” said Bucks’ general manager Dan Corbin. “We expect him to come into Waterloo and fit right in with our starting rotation.”
Born April 14, 1993, Bray attended Eden Prairie High School where he compiled a combined 14-1 record in 2010 and 2011, striking out 84 over 89.1 innings. Adam is the son of Daniel and Mari Bray.
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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