NJCAA Region XI Tourney Returns to Riverfront
May 8, 2017
Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that Riverfront Stadium will play host to the 2017 NJCAA Region XI Division II Baseball Tournament May 11th through the 15th. Seven teams from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference will play in the five-day, 12-game event.
The opening game of the tournament is set to begin at 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, followed by two more games that day, starting at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Game times will remain the same on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, while two games are set to be played on Sunday, May 14. The tournament championship will be played at 3:30 pm on Sunday, or at 11:00 am on Monday, May 15, if a double-elimination game is required.
The Bucks open the 2017 season at home on May 30 versus the St. Cloud Rox and play at Riverfront Stadium where the team welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Team ownership has invested more than $170,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment. Bucks 2017 Single Game Tickets, Season Tickets, and Group Outings are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633 to order. Fans can stay in touch with the Bucks during 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. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.