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Baseball season is just around the corner

Kyle Olson, Journalist

February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team is looking to continue its dominant tendencies in 2020. Pitchers and catchers have reported, Spring training is complete, and the first few games of the season are already underway. The biggest story to follow is,  “The team’s quest for a 13th s...

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...

MLB Draftee comes back to school

Warhawk pitcher Austin Jones won the Royal Purple staff voted Male Athlete of the Year. Photos by Sierra High

John Miller, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Austin Jones, UW-Whitewater baseball’s pitching ace, has had anything but an ordinary career. After a breakthrough senior year in high school, Jones decided to his take his talents on the diamond to UW-W. Jones’ first year for the Warhawks was surreal. Jones played a significant role in the Warhawks...

Warhawks win sixth straight game

Junior outfielder Brett Krause begins running down the first base line after connecting on a hit as freshman outfielder Matt Wary rounds third base in an April 8 doubleheader vicotry vs. UW-La Crosse. The Warhawks have now won six straight. Photo by Hannah Jewell

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The No. 4 ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team rolled to six straight wins, bringing the team’s early season record to 16-2. On April 5, UW-W took on Ripon College in a non-conference double header. In the first contest sophomore right-hander Michael Kaska started on the hill and threw six shutout...

Warhawks roll despite loss

April 13, 2016

By Kyle Weaver April 13, 2016 Coming into the weekend with a perfect record, the UW-Whitewater baseball team suffered its first defeat of the season, but won three out of four games against rival UW-Stevens Point. “Teams lose in baseball and we didn’t play well and we lost,” senior Dane Burman said. “I...

A year away creates a prospect today

April 13, 2016

By Emily Leclair April 13, 2016 One would assume that a pitcher who was ranked No. 100 on Baseball America’s College Top 100 Draft Prospects would be recruited for baseball. For sophomore Lake Bachar, that was not the case. Bachar chose to attend UW-Whitewater to be a kicker for the football team and no...

No. 9 ’Hawks stay perfect

April 4, 2016

By Emily Leclair March 30, 2016 “Potential” is the word head coach John Vodenlich says best describes the No. 9 ranked 2016 UW-Whitewater baseball team, and with eight-straight wins over break, including setting a season high of 17 hits against St. Thomas (Minnesota), “potential” may be the...

Icon inspired UW-W romance

April 4, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 30, 2016 Head baseball coach John Vodenlich is married to his wife today, he said, because of late former coach James “Mills” B. Miller III. “He introduced me to my wife – he forced her to go out with me,” Vodenlich said. “He loved my children, loved [my daught...

’Hawks host WIAC tourney

’Hawks host WIAC tourney

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Emily Leclair After two losses against UW-Stevens Point, the UW-Whitewater baseball team came back to sweep UW-Stout in a four-game series to clinch its third WIAC title in three years and home field advantage in hosting the WIAC tournament. “I think this weekend was the start...

’Hawks on top of WIAC

’Hawks on top of WIAC

April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 By Emily Leclair The UW-Whitewater baseball team moved into first place in the WIAC after a four-game series against UW-Platteville. UW-W won three of the four games, knocking Platteville into second place in the conference. The ’Hawks are 14-4 in conference and 26-5 overall. “We...

Bullpen key to ’Hawks wins

Bullpen key to ’Hawks wins

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Emily Leclair Relief pitching led the UW-Whitewater baseball team to finish the week winning three of its four games, starting a three game winning streak. The ’Hawks split the series against UW-Oshkosh on April 15, but came back to sweep the series against St. Norbert College...

Battle of the birds ends in tie

Battle of the birds ends in tie

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Emily Leclair The No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team lost its first WIAC conference games since April 27 of the 2014 season in a six-game stretch last week. The ’Hawks are 18-3 overall and 8-2 in conference. “You definitely have to slow things down and take things...

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