Right-Handed Hurler Signs with Bucks
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that right-handed pitcher Tyler Day has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2015 season. Day, a junior at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the 11th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 21st season.
Day transferred to Stephen F. Austin from Blinn Junior College where he appeared in five games as a sophomore for the Buccaneers. The 6’1”, 170-pounder finished with a 5.51 ERA, striking out 12 in 16.1 innings pitched. As a freshman, Day appeared in 15 games, finishing with a 1-1 record, a 2.70 ERA, and 16 strikeouts.
“Tyler is a righty that will see some time in SFA’s bullpen and will have a chance to be a mid-week starter for the Lumberjacks,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin. “He has a solid mix of pitches and we expect him to challenge for a spot in our starting rotation when he gets to Waterloo.”
Born January 22, 1994, Day is a native of San Antonio, Texas. Tyler is the son of Steve and Jenny Day.
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.