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Published On: August 11th, 2019

Waterloo, Iowa – With one day remaining in the 2019 Northwoods League regular season, the Waterloo Bucks have learned their opponent for the Great Plains East Sub-Divisional Championship.  The Bucks will host the Eau Claire Express on Monday, August 12 at 6:35 pm in Game One of the Sub-Divisional Championship Series.  Gates open at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium at 5:30 pm.  The first 250 fans will receive a ballcap as they enter the ballpark.  Tickets are on sale now.

Eau Claire, currently owning a 39-30 overall record, won the second half of the Great Plains East Sub-Division.  The Express will have home field advantage in the Sub-Divisional Championship, hosting games two and three (if necessary) in Eau Claire.  Waterloo currently sits with a 34-34 overall record.

The Bucks qualified for the playoffs by winning the first half of the Great Plains East Sub-Division.  This is Waterloo’s first trip to the playoffs since the 2013 season, when the team won both first and second half titles of the Northwoods League North Division.

The winner of the Great Plains East Sub-Division Championship will face the winner of the Great Plains West Sub-Division Series in a one-game, winner-take-all Great Plains Division Championship.  The winner of the Great Plains Championship will face the Great Lakes Champion in a one game set to determine the 2019 Northwoods League Champions.

For tickets, fans are encouraged to call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633 or order online by clicking here:

The Bucks regular season finale is slated for Sunday, August 11 versus the Express at 2:05 pm.  Gates open at 1:00 pm at Cost Cutters field at Riverfront Stadium.

Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium 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 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 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.