Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League has named Waterloo Bucks left-handed pitcher Carson McPherson the NWL Pitcher of the Night for his efforts in Waterloo’s 7-0 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers on Friday. The sophomore from Murray State College completely shut down the Kalamazoo lineup, allowing no runs on four hits and punching out eight Growlers batters in six innings.
With the win, McPherson improved his record to 2-1. The Ardmore, Oklahoma native owns a 5.00 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 18 innings.
The Bucks play the Battle Creek Bombers in Battle Creek, Michigan tonight at 6:05 pm CT. Tonight’s game can be heard online at www.waterloobucks.com with play-by-play announcer Matt Gruemmer. The Bucks will return home on Monday, June 15 to face the Mankato MoonDogs at 7:05 pm.
The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where team ownership has invested more than $70,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks 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), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.