Waterloo, IA – During Sunday’s Waterloo Bucks game versus the Battle Creek Bombers, Waterloo second baseman Pat MacKenzie stole the 61st base of his career, becoming the team’s all-time stolen base record holder. MacKenzie, a junior from Central Michigan University, broke the record of 60 that was held by Mike Byas and set during the 1995 and ’96 seasons.
MacKenzie currently sits second in the Northwoods League with 26 stolen bases on the season. A native of Royal Oak, Michigan, MacKenzie finished the 2013 season with 35 thefts.
The Bucks begin a two-game, three-day home set versus the Thunder Bay Border Cats tonight at 6:35 pm. The final home game of the regular season is slated for Wednesday at 6:35 pm versus Thunder Bay. 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.