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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...

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: UW-W set as No. 1 seed

Baseball: UW-W set as No. 1 seed

May 6, 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...

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