Waterloo, IA – Former Waterloo Bucks pitcher Cody Sedlock was called up to the big leagues Sunday by the Baltimore Orioles. Sedlock joins Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning and Oakland A’s pitcher A.J. Puk as former Bucks who are active Major Leaguers. After appearing in Sunday’s game versus the Boston Red Sox, Sedlock became the 21st former Buck to make his MLB debut.
A product of the University of Illinois, Sedlock played with the Bucks in 2014, finishing with the ninth best ERA in the NWL with a 3.27 mark. In addition, the Sherrard, Illinois native tied for the league lead in starts with 13 and finished the year with a 5-3 record. Sedlock struck out 53 while walking just 29. Baltimore selected Sedlock with their first-round pick (27th overall) in the 2016 MLB Draft.
Prior to his call-up to the Orioles, Sedlock was in AAA Norfolk where he had appeared in eight games for the Tides. He was 2-1 with a 5.83 ERA and had 35 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. In his Major League debut against Boston, he entered the game in relief in the 5th inning and pitched three innings allowing one run on five hits while striking out three.
The 2021 Great Plains East Champion Bucks open their 2022 season at home on Monday, May 30 versus the St. Cloud Rox. Tickets are currently on sale. Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium, home of the Bucks, 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 nearly $400,000 in stadium improvements since the end of the 2014 season including group outing areas, painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, kids zone inflatables, wiffle ball field, 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 Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods 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 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. 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.