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Baseball squad wins 13th in a row

Baseball squad wins 13th in a row

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The No. 18 Warhawk baseball team seems unstoppable right now. UW-Whitewater won its 13th consecutive game by toppling St. Norbert College by an 11-1 score at Prucha Field and James Miller Stadium April 24. The Warhawks improve to 23-6 overall and stand at 15-1 conference thanks to a doubleheader sweep...

O’Sullivan makes history

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

Warhawk baseball’s Matt O’Sullivan can officially say he is a part of special company. The sophomore pitcher earned his way to a no-hitter in game two against UW-Platteville at the University of Dubuque [Iowa] April 23, becoming just the seventh player in program history and the first since 201...

Warhawks dominate Finlandia in four-game sweep

Warhawks dominate Finlandia in four-game sweep

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

A 51-3 tally would be a great football or basketball score. Or it would be a great record for any team. For the No. 20 Warhawk baseball squad, it was the combined score of a four-game sweep it produced over WIAC opponent Finlandia University [Mich.] April 19 and April 20 at Prucha Field at Jim Miller...

Baseball squad takes down top conference foe

Baseball squad takes down top conference foe

Ethan Maurice, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

The Warhawk baseball team came out victorious in both games of a home doubleheader against top WIAC foe UW-Oshkosh April 6. The first game was a nail-biter that saw Whitewater win on an eighth-inning single from senior second baseman Nick Schrader. The final score was 5-4. In the second contest of ...

Baseball hits for strong opening homestand

Baseball hits for strong opening homestand

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The No. 22 Warhawk baseball team started their regular season play on a high note after shutting out the College of St. Scholastica [Minn.] in their home-opening doubleheader at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium March 30. The Warhawks are now 7-5 overall, after winning 2-0 in the first game a...

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...

Chamberlain saves the day for UW-W

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

The No. 3 ranked Warhawks opened the week with a win, but the team couldn’t keep their undefeated WIAC season going. The ‘Hawks dropped two games against UW- Steven’s Point in back-to-back doubleheaders on April 22 and 23. The star of the week for the ’Hawks was senior second baseman Steve...

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...

Baseball squad splits doubleheader

Junior outfielder Brett Krause collects a hit during the Warhawks extra-innings loss to St.Scholastica on March 29. Krause went 1-4 with two runs in the loss. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The No. 4 UW-Whitewater baseball team split a doubleheader against St. Scholastica (Minnesota) March 29 in Whitewater. The Warhawks handily won the first game 10-5, but fell in extra innings in the second game 10-8. Game one started out as a little bit of a pitcher’s duel until the fourth inning, wh...

UW-W dominating many opponents

Senior reliever Mike Nompleggi throws in a game last year. If the season ended today, Nompleggi would have led the MLB in strikeout percentage from last year, be it a small sample size.

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 28, 2017

The UW-Whitewater baseball team is good, but you already know that. The team is ranked in the top five nationally. What you didn’t know is that the team went 9-1 on the spring trip in Florida and will now begin play closer to home. The team’s high-powered offense scored three or more runs in nine of the f...

Warhawk pitcher goes professional after MLB Draft

June 10, 2016

By Adam Reed June 10, 2016 One of last year’s starting pitchers for the UW-Whitewater baseball team has made national news by realizing his dream of playing in the major leagues. Junior Lake Bachar was drafted 144th overall by the San Diego Padres. Bachar’s selection in the fifth round made...

’Hawks hope for better ending

March 30, 2011

One inning. One play. That is all that separated the men’s baseball team from a berth in the College World Series last season. As the Warhawks walked off their home field last May after a painful 4-3 loss to UW-Stevens Point, outfielder Jeff Donovan vowed his senior season wouldn’t end l...

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