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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5805 on: May 11, 2019, 03:17:42 pm »
The 2019 edition of the WIAC Tournament marked the first time that both Stout and Platteville qualified for the event in the same season since it's inception in 1998.

This was Stout's fourth time making the WIAC Tournament (1999, 2007, and 2014) and after going 0-2 yesterday, the Blue Devils are now 1-7 all time.

Platteville made their third trip to the WIAC Tournament (2005 and 2010) and doubled their All-Time victory total with the 5-2 victory over Stout on Friday.  The Pioneers are now 2-6 all time in the WIAC Tournament after being eliminated by La Crosse today.

The 2019 edition also marked the first time that Stevens Point failed to qualify for the event.  The Pointers had been the only school to qualify for every WIAC Tournament entering the 2019 season.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5806 on: May 11, 2019, 10:11:14 pm »
Whitewater splits a pair of games today to earn the 2019 WIAC Tournament Championship.  One would like to think that a 34-10 record would be enough to earn the Warhawks a Pool B bid, but even if they don't, I believe they are in decent shape for a Pool C bid.

As far as La Crosse, I really hope they earn a Pool C bid.  At 28-15, the record may not look great, but when you look at who some of their wins have come against, I believe they have a decent argument.  Besides a 3-4 record against Whitewater, the Eagles also have a win over Concordia-Chicago.  Ironically, a loss by Concordia-Chicago tomorrow in the NACC Tournament Championship would reduce the Eagles odds, as Concordia-Chicago would be a "lock" for a Pool C berth.

Here's to both Whitewater and La Crosse getting to continue their season next weekend once the bids are announced on Monday!!!
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5807 on: May 13, 2019, 12:22:00 pm »
Whitewater Regional:

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

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5808 on: May 13, 2019, 01:15:10 pm »
Whitewater splits a pair of games today to earn the 2019 WIAC Tournament Championship.  One would like to think that a 34-10 record would be enough to earn the Warhawks a Pool B bid, but even if they don't, I believe they are in decent shape for a Pool C bid.

As far as La Crosse, I really hope they earn a Pool C bid.  At 28-15, the record may not look great, but when you look at who some of their wins have come against, I believe they have a decent argument.  Besides a 3-4 record against Whitewater, the Eagles also have a win over Concordia-Chicago.  Ironically, a loss by Concordia-Chicago tomorrow in the NACC Tournament Championship would reduce the Eagles odds, as Concordia-Chicago would be a "lock" for a Pool C berth.

Here's to both Whitewater and La Crosse getting to continue their season next weekend once the bids are announced on Monday!!!

IMO it looks better than Baldwin-Wallace's 25-15.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5809 on: May 22, 2019, 12:57:17 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5810 on: May 22, 2019, 01:13:56 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.

I think the whole situation stinks, but the WIAC would just get stronger in every sport by adding UST.  Travel wouldn't really be increased and I think it would benefit everyone involved.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5811 on: May 23, 2019, 04:56:00 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.

It would take the WIAC out of Pool B.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5812 on: May 23, 2019, 04:56:51 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.

It would take the WIAC out of Pool B.

Nevermind, that was Finlandia's role.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5813 on: May 23, 2019, 05:53:33 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.

It would take the WIAC out of Pool B.

Nevermind, that was Finlandia's role.

Or will be, after Finlandia sticks for two years. But if I'm the WIAC, I want insurance against that, or Finlandia closing, or dropping baseball -- I think none of that is completely outlandish.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5814 on: May 23, 2019, 05:56:06 pm »
Any chance that St. Thomas lands in the WIAC? Would be an attractive fit for the conference.

It would take the WIAC out of Pool B.

Nevermind, that was Finlandia's role.
If UST becomes a full member of the WIAC for 2021-22, I would have a hard time prohibiting UST from not being a full contributing member of the WIAC from day 1 (and not an affiliate)... and waive any "provisional" restrictions on the conference.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5815 on: July 08, 2019, 04:43:30 pm »
Former UWSP Pointer, JP Feyereisen, has been chosen to play in the Triple A All Star Game this year.  The game will be broadcasted on MLB Network this Wednesday starting at 8 pm CST.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5816 on: July 15, 2019, 04:18:50 pm »
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.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5817 on: July 15, 2019, 04:55:27 pm »
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.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5818 on: July 18, 2019, 10:03:25 am »
So young, so sad.  He was a really nice young man with a bright future.  This sucks
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5819 on: August 09, 2019, 08:11:56 pm »
Of possible interest to WIAC fans, an Oshkosh native...

With thanks to Bo Carter for all his work to make this happen, here is the press release announcing our Banks-Bragan SABR Chapter’s two collegiate player of the year awards.  We have two very deserving winners again this year.

 

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Aug. 6, 2018 – Contact: Bo Carter, SABR (214-418-6132, bcarter@footballfoundation.com)

 

TCU’s Guenther Captures 2019 Howard Green SABR Metroplex DI Player of Year; East Texas Baptist Nabs 8th Annual Carroll Beringer SABR Metroplex College Division Award Following Family Tradition

 

DALLAS – TCU’s Jake Guenther and East Texas Baptist’s Casey Combs have been selected as the 27th annual Howard Green SABR Metroplex Collegiate Player of the Year Award recipient and the eighth annual SABR Metroplex Carroll Beringer Award College Division Player of the Year Award, respectively, by the Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research.

 

The prestigious collegiate baseball awards honor the memory of longtime DFW SABR president Howard Green and former big league pitching coach who was a great supporter of college baseball in the area Carroll Beringer.

 

Jake Guenther, a junior first baseman from Oshkosh (B’Gosh), Wis., was the 2019 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year. Though he was limited late in the season by an injury, he still led coach Jim Schlossnagle’s Horned Frogs with a .345 batting average and .462 on-base percentage, which both ranked third in Big 12 individual stats. He also slugged 10 home runs, batted in 42 runs and had an OPS of 1.038.

 

He set a school record by reaching base in his first 50 games in a TCU uniform and helped the Frogs gain an at-large berth in the NCAA Baseball Championship regionals.

 

Guenther, who was chosen in the seventh round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, started 56 of the 58 games he played in and also registered time in right field and as a designated hitter. The 6-4, 230-pound first team All-Big 12 Conference choice was honorable mention All-America and starred at both Sacramento (Calif.) City College and Oshkosh West HS before arriving in Fort Worth in 2017. He was redshirted in ’18 before moving into a regular’s role in 2019.

 

The Wisconsin resident was Sacramento City’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year and first team All-California Intercollegiate Community College after pitching and playing first base at Oshkosh West. He was recruited heavily by Wisconsin-Oshkosh to play basketball but chose the diamond path instead.

 

Casey Combs, a 6-2, 195-pound, senior from Southlake, Texas and Southlake Carroll HS, is very familiar with the SABR Beringer Award. His older brother Conner Combs captured the 2016 Beringer Award, and the standouts are the sons of former Baylor and MLB standout pitcher Pat Combs who is an analyst on Fox Sports baseball broadcasts.

 

Combs was named to two All-America first teams (D3baseball.com, American Baseball Coaches Association) in ‘19, was the West Region Player of the Year (D3baseball.com, ABCA), the American Southwest Conference Player of the Year, and a CoSIDA Academic All-America third team selection.

 

The Southlake stalwart also earned All-ASC first team honors and was on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week. He was a two-time ASC Hitter of the Week and was named 2018-19 American Southwest Conference Athlete of the Year for all sports.

 

The 27th round pick of the Miami Marlins in the ’19 MLB draft topped as the Tigers with a .417 batting average, 68 hits, 48 RBI, and 19 stolen bases while tying for the team homers’ lead with 13. He had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from March 8-23 and had a career-tying-best five hits against Louisiana College on April 26 in ASC activity.

 

Combs was 2018-19 ETBU Male Athlete of the Year and helped the Tigers to their third 30-victory season in four years and third place in the ASC regular-season standings. His career statistical line included a .332 batting average, 160 hits, 106 runs, 120 RBI, 28 doubles, 19 home runs, 39 stolen bases, and 47 runners thrown out from his catcher’s post.

 

They join the likes of previous SABR awardees such as Texas Rangers star Hunter Pence (Major League Baseball All-Star) as well as Michael Choice of UTA, TCU's Brandon Finnegan, Scott Malone and Lance Broadway as well as DBU's Drew Holder, Brandon Harper, Evan Bigley, Jason Krizan, Brandon Koch, and Boomer Collins, among others.

 

Previous winners of the Howard Green SABR Metroplex College Baseball Player of the Year have been Scott Malone, TCU, 1993; Jason Parsons, Dallas Baptist, 1994; Johnny Issom, Texas Wesleyan, 1995; Karl Chatman, Dallas Baptist, 1996; Brandon Harper, Dallas Baptist, 1997; Royce Huffman, TCU, 1998; Cody Sundbeck, Dallas Baptist, 1999; (co) Jon Browder, Dallas Baptist; Pat Hannon, Texas Wesleyan, 2000; Mike Hall, Texas Wesleyan, 2001; Terry Trofholz, TCU, 2002; Clayton Jerome, TCU, 2003; Hunter Pence, UT Arlington, 2004; Lance Broadway, TCU, 2005; Drew Holder, Dallas Baptist, 2006; Sam Demel, TCU, 2007; Evan Bigley, Dallas Baptist, 2008; Matt Otteman, UT Arlington, 2009; (co) Michael Choice, UT Arlington; Matt Purke, TCU, 2010; Jason Krizan, Dallas Baptist, 2011; Boomer Collins, Dallas Baptist, 2012; Duncan McAlpine, Dallas Baptist, 2013; (co) Brandon Finnegan, Preston Morrison, TCU, 2014; Brandon Koch, Dallas Baptist, 2015; (co) Darick Hall, Dallas Baptist; Luken Baker, TCU, 2016; Austin Listi, Dallas Baptist, 2017; Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist, 2018; Jake Guenther, TCU, 2019.

 

Carroll Beringer Award: Chase Brown, UT Dallas, 2012; Elvin Rodriguez, Northwood, 2013; Jake Howeth, Texas Wesleyan, 2014; Brandon George, UT Dallas, 2015; Conner Combs, East Texas Baptist, 2016; Luis Roman, Texas Wesleyan, 2017; Kiki Menendez, Texas Wesleyan, 2018; Casey Combs, East Texas Baptist, 2019.

-SABR.org-

 

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