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Baseball chains together wins in five of six

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter | May 7, 2018

The UW-Whitewater baseball team is currently ranked No. 2 in the country, and this past week they proved their worth. In just six games the Warhawks went 5-1 and outscored their opponents 76 to 21. On April 30, they played a make-up game against Saint Scholastica (Minn.) that was rescheduled due to weather. Senior pitcher Austin Jones (6-2) pitched five innings and struck out 10 batters as the Warhawks...

Catino and Camardo continue comradery

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | May 7, 2018

From AIM buddies to college roommates, UW-Whitewater softball players Julia Camardo and Caitlin Catino have been friends for over half of their lives. Camardo and Catino met while in elementary school and are now in their junior year of college. Suitable for the two softball standouts, their friendship was sparked on the diamond. “I was playing house league softball and Julia went to watch...

Softball secures sixth straight WIAC title

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor | May 7, 2018

After winning back-to-back regular season WIAC championships for the first time since 2008-2009, the Warhawks softball team won their sixth consecutive WIAC Conference tournament. The Warhawks defeated the UW-Oshkosh Titans 6-5 on championship Sunday to claim their automatic bid to the NCAA DIII tournament.   Championship Game: UW-W 6 – UW-O 5   For the fourth time this season...

Warhawks track and field claims seven top spots

Cal Steed, Sports Reporter | May 7, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track team competed at the WIAC Outdoor Championship in River Falls May 4 and 5. The men’s team placed second, while the women took fifth. The Warhawks finished with seven individual conference titles and one relay title. The men scored 155.50 points, 34.5 points behind UW-La Crosse. “I know we’ve never scored that many points as a team since I’ve...

Hawks take top spot in WIAC

April 30, 2018

The No. 3 UW-Whitewater baseball team went 3-1 in two WIAC doubleheaders in the past week to make their conference record 12-2, good for in the WIAC. The Warhawks split a home doubleheader with No. 11 UW-Oshkosh on April 25 before sweeping UW-Platteville in a doubleheader on April 28. Doubleheader vs. UW-O (1-5, 11-1) The split in the doubleheader versus the Titans marked a split in the overall...

Slew of strikeouts surge softball to split with Blugolds

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter | April 30, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team continued its success against WIAC opponents April 28 by splitting a doubleheader on the road against UW-Eau Claire. Solid pitching from both squads decided the contests. “We definitely pitching well enough to win,” UW-W head coach Brenda Volk said. “We just didn’t hit well [in the first game]...Let me give credit to the Eau Claire pitchers. [Sarah Peka]...

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