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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5760 on: July 17, 2018, 04:30:21 pm »
Exit Illinois Tech, enter Finlandia...

http://www.wiacsports.com/news/2018/7/16/wiac-announces-addition-of-finlandia-university-for-baseball.aspx

Observing upper peninsula weather for the past 100 years tells me a lot of those FinnU home games are going to end up being played on the road.
How quickly does this restore the Pool A bid to the WIAC?
WIAC would stay in Pool B for 2019 and 2020, and then regain Pool A status starting in 2021 if everything I have read is accurate...
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5761 on: July 17, 2018, 04:44:46 pm »
Exit Illinois Tech, enter Finlandia...

http://www.wiacsports.com/news/2018/7/16/wiac-announces-addition-of-finlandia-university-for-baseball.aspx

Observing upper peninsula weather for the past 100 years tells me a lot of those FinnU home games are going to end up being played on the road.
How quickly does this restore the Pool A bid to the WIAC?
WIAC would stay in Pool B for 2019 and 2020, and then regain Pool A status starting in 2021 if everything I have read is accurate...
Candidly, Finlandia, in UP, needs games worse than Illinois Tech, there in Chicagoland.  I am always happy when a school can find a conference in which its athletes can contend. Ill Tech seems to have found its match for mission and vision in the NACC.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5762 on: July 19, 2018, 12:57:36 pm »
Exit Illinois Tech, enter Finlandia...

http://www.wiacsports.com/news/2018/7/16/wiac-announces-addition-of-finlandia-university-for-baseball.aspx

Observing upper peninsula weather for the past 100 years tells me a lot of those FinnU home games are going to end up being played on the road.

I don't know how quickly we'd get our bid back but this great news.  When looking at what options the league had available Finlandia was one program I thought could be a possibility but frankly I didn't think they would go for it.  Hopefully this addition lasts longer than Ill. Tech.

The only real options for Finlandia was the WIAC or UMAC.  If the program does not get better, it will drag down the pool C chances for every other team in the WIAC.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5763 on: July 19, 2018, 01:29:08 pm »
It's just a hunch but I suspect we're in a position of taking whoever we can get.  We did alright Pool C wise with Superior in the league and they didn't do a whole heck of a lot to improve anyone's chances.   
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5764 on: November 07, 2018, 12:28:47 pm »
A lot of this can and will change before the 2019 Recruiting classes show up....but these are commitments to the WIAC that I have seen thus far.

La Crosse

Benjamin Byom Holmen RHP
Jack Perinovic Menomonee Falls  RHP
Sawyer Phillips Antioch IL  RHP
Sam Rogers New Lisbon  RHP
Michael Schaefer Muscoda  LHP
Gavin Gillitzer Prairie Du Chien  2B
Spencer Hans Lake Mills  SS
Zach Schneider Appleton East  C
Jonathan Wizner Germantown  SS

Oshkosh

Zachary Guenther Waterford  RHP
Carter Hesselman Eau Claire North  RHP
Marcus Keller Wauconda IL  RHP
Cameron Mulvihill Evanston IL  LHP
Brian Adams Sandburg IL  SS
Jackson Broom Huntley IL  3B
Austin Doty South Elgin IL  OF
Jackson Mladic Lockport IL  OF
Ryan Pawlak Plainfield South IL  1B
Andrew Zakula Oak Creek  1B

Stevens Point

Nick Carpenter Lake Mills  LHP
JD Schultz Stevens Point RHP
Sam Von Schrader Tomahawk  RHP
Joey Bartolone Arrowhead  2B
Luke Blaha Mukwonago  OF
Noah Taege Freedom  3B
Quin Henwood Appleton North  3B

Whitewater

John Gallet Lockport IL  LHP
Nick Rockweiler Elkhorn  OF