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Sad news from Whitewater. Former Warhawk catcher Justin Wegner has died after a three-year battle with cancer. Wegner, from Naperville, was a starter on the 2016 team.

Not only a great player, a truly fine young man. He was a special kid from a special family and our hearts are breaking with them. He is not lost ... his courage, fight, and commitment to others even when he was so sick is an inspiration that will live with us all forever. He gave us all so much.

I should also mention that many WIAC baseball parents have asked about him during the past few years and were particularly supportive at the events held on his behalf. The Warhawk baseball family is grateful.

#JWEGSTRONG

https://uwwsports.com/news/2019/7/15/baseball-former-warhawk-justin-wegner-passes-away.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2D9LqKOCpn2B97vTUc5Wwpc5I2Jw6n6Cp9HqLUf7_XzNAqLARwwiCRZL4

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Whitewater Regional:

1-Webster
2-UWW
3-North Central
4-Bethany Lutheran

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Can anyone recall the last time no WIAC team was ranked in the Top 25? I've been following since 2012 and I don't believe I have ever seen it before today.

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And with a 6-0 shutout by the Tommies the Warhawks are now 1-4. This canít the the start anyone expected. It will be interesting to see if there are some clubhouse leaders who step up both on and off the field. Three Warhawks contributed a total of five hits. This isnít Hawkball.

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UWW's Heath Renz is selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 27th Round ... 810 overall.



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Speaking of Daytona Bryden, this is an interesting piece. Does anyone know how many DIII position players have actually ever been drafted following graduation, and with no remaining eligibility? It seems like an unsigned free agent may be a more likely scenario. Regardless, the kid had a fantastic season and deserves every accolade he is receiving.

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/these-college-prospects-didnt-play-in-division-i-but-may-still-hear-their-names-called-in-the-mlb-draft/c-278257558

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WIAC in the Northwoods League

Colin Tremel (UW-O): Duluth
Jordan Wilson (UW-St): Eau Claire
Mason McMahon (UW-L): La Crosse
Jensen Martin (UW-O): Green Bay
Cabe Cuddie (UW-SP): Kenosha
Alex Stodola (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Tommy Duddleston (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Payton Nelson (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Mike Aiello (UW-W): Lakeshore
Nick Schrader (UW-W): Madison

Both Rentz and Jones are listed on Lakeshore's roster but both are graduating seniors so I was surprised to see them on the roster.  Temporary I assume.

While I understand that pitchers can play the summer following graduation ... perhaps they are hoping for one last chance to be seen/signed, especially since both were expected to be selected last year? Also, Aldridge (UWW) had been announced as a returning player for the Rivets, but now his name doesn't appear on their roster.



Ok, I didn't understand that.  I thought graduating seniors were ineligible.  In light of that what you're suggesting makes perfect sense.  Really hope the two get an opportunity.

I guess I understand the need for arms, but a special rule for pitchers seems unfair to a graduating position player like Bryden, for example, who does not have the same opportunity to be seen.

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WIAC in the Northwoods League

Colin Tremel (UW-O): Duluth
Jordan Wilson (UW-St): Eau Claire
Mason McMahon (UW-L): La Crosse
Jensen Martin (UW-O): Green Bay
Cabe Cuddie (UW-SP): Kenosha
Alex Stodola (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Tommy Duddleston (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Payton Nelson (UW-SP): Wisconsin
Mike Aiello (UW-W): Lakeshore
Nick Schrader (UW-W): Madison

Both Rentz and Jones are listed on Lakeshore's roster but both are graduating seniors so I was surprised to see them on the roster.  Temporary I assume.

While I understand that pitchers can play the summer following graduation ... perhaps they are hoping for one last chance to be seen/signed, especially since both were expected to be selected last year? Also, Aldridge (UWW) had been announced as a returning player for the Rivets, but now his name doesn't appear on their roster.

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I would be interested in knowing the probability of an intentional walk with one out actually paying off. Anecdotally, it seems to backfire when I witness it. Maybe it just feels that way...I suppose if it wasn't an effective strategy the majority of the time, coaches wouldn't employ it.


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Central Region / Re: BB: MWC: Midwest Conference
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:16:31 am »
Monmouth vs. UWO, 6pm Thursday

I believe Monmouth plays UW-Whitewater at 7:45 on Thursday. UWO is in the Midwest Regional (Duluth).

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So could this be the year we finally see a team from the MWC South Division once again make an appearance at the Regional? 

St. Norbert was 0-3 against the MWC South teams not named Knox (who they went 3-0 against) this year, so the drought could possibly end this year.  The MWC North has won each of the last nine MWC Tournaments, with Beloit, Ripon, and St. Norbert all claiming multiple Pool A bids.

Monmouth wins the title, faces UWO at 6pm Thursday

I believe Monmouth plays UW-Whitewater at 7:45 on Thursday. UWO is in the Midwest Regional (Duluth).

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Oshkosh heads to the 6-team regional in Duluth (#3 seed), while UWW will be in the 8-team regional in Sauget (#2 seed).

https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2018-05-14/2018-ncaa-division-iii-baseball-championship-selections-announced




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