McClain Named NWL Player of the Night

Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League has named Waterloo Bucks outfielder Connor McClain the NWL Player of the Night for his efforts in Waterloo’s 14-4 win over the Thunder Bay Border Cats on Monday.  The junior from Indiana State University went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three runs, and three RBI.

This season for the Bucks, McClain is hitting .322 with 27 RBI.  The Waterloo native has scored 44 runs in 50 games.  In his fourth season as a Buck, McClain is just four runs behind the team career mark of 129 set by Shayne Carnes during the 1995-’97 seasons and five doubles behind the team record of 50 set by Carnes.  In addition, McClain is sitting third on the career RBI list with 95 (record held by Carnes with 152) and third on the career base on balls list with 73 (record held by Ryan Hastings with 79 in the 2004 and ’06 seasons).

The Bucks are off today, but will play their final home game of the regular season on 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

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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