Bucks Sign Returning Infielder from Lamar CC
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that infielder Luke Stratman has re-signed to play with Waterloo for the 2015 season. Stratman, a sophomore at Lamar Community College, is the fifth player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 21st season.
Last season, Stratman hit .273 in 34 games for the Bucks. The 6’0”, 195-pounder had five doubles, three triples, and 22 RBI, finishing the season with a .347 slugging percentage.
“Luke is a very athletic infielder,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin. “He has a high ceiling and we saw spurts of his ability throughout the 2014 season. Luke was forced to cut last season short with a shoulder injury in late-July, but we expect him to be one of our top players this summer when fully healthy."
A native of Morrison, Colorado, Stratman transferred to Lamar CC from Washington State University where he hit .227 in 35 games as a freshman last year. Stratman had seven RBI and finished with a .342 on-base percentage.
Born August 6, 1994, Stratman is a native of Morrison, Colorado. Stratman was a four-year letterwinner in both baseball and basketball at D’Evelyn High School where he set the Colorado prep basketball career record for 3-pointers. On the baseball field, Stratman was an All-Conference selection. Luke is the son of Keith and Holly Stratman.
The Bucks, the winningest team in all of summer-collegiate baseball over the past two years, will open the 2015 season on the road versus the Alexandria Blue Anchors on May 26, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus the Mankato MoonDogs on May 28. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-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 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.