Trio of Bucks Named NWL All-Stars
Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game which will be played on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 pm in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Three players from Waterloo Bucks were selected: Cameron Cromer, Ryan Guardino, and Tai Walton.
Infielder Cameron Cromer, a sophomore from the University of Northern Colorado and originally from Rowlett, Texas, is tied for tenth in the Great Plains Division in batting average with a .330 mark. Cromer has nine RBI and 10 stolen bases in 27 games for Waterloo.
Outfielder Ryan Guardino, a redshirt junior from Tennessee Tech University and originally from Santa Barbara, California, was selected while leading the league in stolen bases with 25. Guardino is tied for the NWL lead in home runs with eight and is third in the league in RBI with 34, while hitting .345
University of Hawaii product Tai Walton is hitting .304 with two home runs, 10 RBI, and five stolen bases. A native of La Canada, California, Walton was selected to the All-Star roster as a utility player.
This year’s All-Stars were chosen in a vote by the 22 member teams of the Northwoods League. Ballots were cast by each team’s field staff and media contacts. Bucks players will represent the Great Plains Division in the All-Star Game.
The Bucks begin a two-game homestand versus the Willmar Stingers tonight at 6:35 pm. Tickets are available for all games at www.waterloobucks.com or by calling the Bucks Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. 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.