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’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...

A dozen on the diamond

A dozen on the diamond

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Emily Leclair The UW-Whitewater baseball team continues a 12-game winning streak at its home opener with a four-game sweep of the UW-Superior Yellow Jackets in back-to-back double headers. The ’Hawks beat Superior on April 2, 9-1 and 7-2 and completed the series on April 3, 6-5...

Join the baseball team bandwagon

Join the baseball team bandwagon

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Josh Sinclair The UW-W baseball team won 87 percent of its games last year, including their last 11 on the way to their its National Championship. That is really, really good. This year’s team returns seven starters including All-American Mikole Pierce. They were the preseason...

Team starts season strong

Team starts season strong

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Emily Leclair The No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team started its season going 8-1 in Orlando, Florida for its annual  spring break trip. With nine seniors returning to the roster and talented underclassmen, the team will make a run for its third national championship title. The...

Coach in a league of his own

Coach in a league of his own

February 15, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 By Emily Leclair Baseball is a game of numbers, and with eight WIAC titles, two NCAA Division III National Championship titles and a lifetime record of 402-128-1 at UW-Whitewater, head baseball coach John Vodenlich has the numbers. Vodenlich, 45, will be the youngest member to be...

Baseball: UWW wins world series, completes trifecta

May 28, 2014

By Justin St. Peter When the NCAA makes a new record book, it should leave an entire chapter reserved for the Warhawks. The ’Hawks (44-7) beat Emory College (38-13) 7-0 May 27 to win the College World Series and accomplish something that no other college has ever done. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Baseball: UW-W set as No. 1 seed

Baseball: UW-W set as No. 1 seed

May 7, 2014

  May 7, 2014 By Emily Leclair The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team finished its 2014 regular season with six straight conference wins. The team won its 15th WIAC title in school history with a record of 18-4 and said they are looking forward to hosting the WIAC tournament...

Baseball: Warhawks split series with Stout

Baseball: Warhawks split series with Stout

April 30, 2014

  April 30, 2014 By Carson Taylor   The No. 4-ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team improved to 25-6 overall during the weekend, taking two games and splitting the four game series vs UW-Stout. It was the Warhawks’ first time playing the Blue Devils this season, but one other...

Baseball: ‘Hawks prevail in top-five battle

Baseball: ‘Hawks prevail in top-five battle

April 23, 2014

  April 23, 2014 By Emily Leclair   The fifth-ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team defeated fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Point three out of four games in back-to-back doubleheaders last Thursday and Friday. The ’Hawks are currently ranked No. 1 in conference with a record of 9-2...

Baseball Feature: Fon has sights set on major leagues

Baseball Feature: Fon has sights set on major leagues

April 16, 2014

  April 16, 2014 By Emily Leclair He is a captain of the UW-Whitewater baseball team and the starting third baseman. He is just as much a threat in the field as he is in the batter’s box. In his senior season, he said he is looking forward to his baseball career going beyond a college...

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