Dunning Named NWL Pitcher of the Night
Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League has named Waterloo Bucks right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning the NWL Pitcher of the Night for his efforts in Waterloo’s 8-3 win over the Alexandria Blue Anchors on Sunday. The freshman from the University of Florida went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits. Dunning struck out five and walked two.
The game was Dunning’s fourth appearance and his third start as he lowered his ERA to 3.13. Dunning improved to 2-2 in 18 strikeouts in 23 innings.
The Bucks finish up their seven-game road trip today at Rochester at 1:05 pm before returning home for tonight’s home game versus the Honkers at 6:35 pm, as part of the NWL’s home-and-home split-doubleheader. For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. All 72 games may be heard on 1330 AM ESPN (KWLO). Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks during the 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 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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.