Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League announced the 2019 Postseason All-Star Team and award winners on Saturday, August 10 which included two Waterloo Bucks players. Patrick Ferguson and Alonzo Rubalcaba were among 30 players named to the Postseason All-Star Team for their efforts during the 2019 season.
Patrick Ferguson, a junior from Kent State University and originally from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was named to the team as a designated hitter. Ferguson ranks second in the NWL in walks with 62 free passes on the season. The second-year Buck is currently hitting .269 with eight home runs, 41 RBI, and two grand slams.
Catcher Alonzo Rubalcaba, a freshman from Santa Barbara City College and Vacaville, California, is hitting .270 with one home run, 24 RBI, and eight stolen bases for Waterloo. Rubalcaba has thrown out an NWL leading 22 runners attempting to steal and leads all catchers in the league in games caught, total chances, put outs, and assists with 47, 343, 304, and 37, respectively.
The Bucks start their final homestand of the year tonight before the playoffs begin, facing the Eau Claire Express at 6:35 pm. Tickets are available by calling the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633 or online at www.waterloobucks.com.
The Bucks have qualified for the 2019 Northwoods League Playoffs and tickets are currently on sale. Waterloo is guaranteed to host at least one home game, as many as four, at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium in August. The ballpark 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 $300,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, kids zone inflatables, and concessions equipment. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). 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.