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Infielder Bryan Sturdevant aims for spring season

The Beloit Snappers minor league baseball team welcomed the UW-Whitewater family on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, for a tailgate social, t-shirt giveaway and a ceremonial first pitch by Willie Warhawk.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

Senior baseball player Bryan Sturdevant has high expectations for the upcoming season.  COVID-19 cut the team’s success short last year after just three games, so the infielder hopes to start at second base this spring. Sturdevant has been a versatile utility player for the Warhawks and started all t...

Warhawks win 19th WIAC title

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

The No. 16 Warhawk baseball team clinched at least of a share of the WIAC title in its first doubleheader against UW-Stevens Point May 3. But that was not good enough. The Force was with the Warhawks May 4 by sweeping the Pointers for the second time in as many days, ultimately outright clinching th...

Warhawks outslug Blue Devils in sweep

Warhawks outslug Blue Devils in sweep

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

The No. 23 ranked Warhawk baseball team won their ninth  out of the past 10 games April 13 by winning both games over UW- Stout at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium. In the first game, the Warhawks were victorious 11-9 and won 4-3 in game two. UW-W improves to 14-6 overall and 7-1 in the WIA...

Baseball chains together wins in five of six

Junior infielder Nick Schrader gets a gold chain around his neck after hitting a homer in the third inning of the Warhawks’ game against UW-Stevens Point May 4.

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 wea...

Hawks take top spot in WIAC

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...

Warhawks ridin’ hot start from Bryden

Warhawks ridin’ hot start from Bryden

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The UW-Whitewater baseball team has been on a tear as of late, and outfielder Daytona Bryden is a big contributing factor. Bryden, a senior from Rockton, Illinois, has put up some of the best numbers in the country so far this season and has helped propel the No. 3 Warhawks to a 17-3 record. Bryden has s...

Warhawks Split Doubleheader with Titans

Warhawks Split Doubleheader with Titans

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 15, 2018

On Wednesday April 11 the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks split a doubleheader with the No. 16 UW-Oshkosh Titans at Miller Stadium in Whitewater. The Warhawks (15-3, 7-1) took down the Titans by a close score of 8-7 for the first game, but UW-Oshkosh got the best of them in the second game and won b...

No. 3 Baseball starts WIAC play undefeated

No. 3 Baseball starts WIAC play undefeated

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 8, 2018

The No. 3 UW-Whitewater baseball team started conference play with four straight wins in two doubleheader sweeps of WIAC opponents. On April 5 the Warhawks traveled to Chicago to take on Illinois Tech before hosting UW-Stout in a doubleheader over the weekend. Doubleheader vs. Illinois Tech On Thursday, April 5...

Baseball gets off to hot start during spring trip

Senior Heath Renz posted a 0.82 ERA in two appearances during the team’s spring trip. This photo shows Renz during the Warhawks’ March 30 game against Ripon College, which was not completed by press time at 4:30 on Friday, March 30.

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

The No. 2 ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team got out of the gates at the RussMatt Invitational hotter than the Florida sun but stumbled in their last two games in Auburndale to finish their spring trip 6-2. The Warhawks outscored their opponents by 49 runs in a perfect 6-0 start on the season, inclu...

Baseball ready to hit off new season

Senior outfielder Brett Krause hit for .382 last season to go along with two home runs, 31 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and a .988 fielding percentage.

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2018

After posting a 36-9 record and a sweep of the WIAC tournaments last season, the UW-Whitewater baseball team looks to build upon that success in their 2018 campaign. On the mound, the Warhawks will be led by their two All-Americans, seniors Austin Jones and Heath Renz. Last season, Jones posted an 8-3...

Baseball fall update

Calahan Steed, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

After ending the 2017 baseball season ranked 15th in the nation with a 36-9 record, the UW-Whitewater baseball team have reason to have high expectations for their upcoming season. However, head coach, John Vodenlich, doesn’t want to set any crazy expectations for his team for the 2018 season. ...

Local fundraiser remembers Trey Kilar

Local fundraiser remembers Trey Kilar

Sutton Rettig, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

With the Fall season in full swing, many members of the community are eager to get outside and enjoy the wonderful Autumn season in Whitewater. While so many of us look forward to apple picking with loved ones or carving Jack-O-Lanterns, this transitional time of year also brings about the city...

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