Both the DI and DII teams got off to strong starts in the Fall season.
DI went undefeated in the fall winning the Duel in the Dells tournament in Mauston, WI. DI also swept a three game series on the road against Marquette in conference play, scoring 35 runs across the three games.
DII hosted a ranked Creighton team for a three game weekend series. Each game was tight, but with solid pitching, good defense, and timely hitting, DII took two out of three in the series and now sits atop the conference standings.
Both DI and DII will head to Panama City Beach, Florida for spring break the week of March 11-18 for the NCBA Swing Into Spring spring training games.
The DI team will look to carry its fall hot stretch into the spring. Their conference schedule for the spring goes:
3/31-4/2 vs UW-Milwaukee
4/7-4/9 @ Northwestern
4/21-4/23 vs Whitewater
DII will defend its top spot in the standings against these conference foes in the spring:
3/31-4/2 @ Wayne State
4/7-4/9 @ Northwestern Missouri
4/14-4/16 vs La Crosse
After a few months off, Wisconsin baseball will be back in action soon!
During the week of spring break (March 12-19), Wisconsin DI and DII will be making the trek down to Panama City Beach, FL for the annual NCBA Swing Into Spring spring training games. These games have moved from their previous home of Plant City, FL to a brand new facility (Panama City Beach Sports Complex), and we are extremely excited to get back to playing in the warmth.
Both teams will be playing at the same times. Their schedules for this event go as such:
Wisconsin v. Ohio State (DI) – 4:00 PM Field 4
Wisconsin v. North Dakota – 7:00 PM Field 4
Wisconsin v. Iowa – 1:00 PM Field 3
Wisconsin v. UNI – 4:00 PM Field 3
Wisconsin v. Northeastern – 4:00 PM Field 4
Wisconsin v. Ohio State (DII) – 4:00 PM Field 3
Wisconsin v. Indiana – 7:00 PM Field 3
Wisconsin v. Bloomsburg – 1:00 PM Field 5
Wisconsin v. Dickinson – 4:00 PM Field 5
Wisconsin v. North Dakota State- 4:00 PM Field 2
If any badger fans are in the area, come stop by and watch Wisconsin’s only baseball team win some games! We hope to see you there!
We are very exited to announce that after a COVID canceled season, the Wisconsin Badgers Club Baseball team will be returning to action for the 2021-2022 season!
Now that this upcoming season will be mostly back to normal, we are looking for talented baseball players to join our squad for another successful year.
If you’re interested in joining the squad, we will be hosting events in the near future to hopefully get some guys on board.
New Player Meetings:
We are hosting New Player Meetings before tryouts. These are very laid back, mostly informal meetings just so we can get to know new guys and get information and dates communicated. These meetings will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM
We will also be hosting tryouts so you can showcase your skills and get some work in. The first week of tryouts will go as such:
Sunday, September 12th from 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 14th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Wednesday, September 15th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 18th from 2:00 – 6:30 PM
Sunday, September 19th from 2:00 – 6:30 PM
These are held at the Near West Turf Fields (2001 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706) on the baseball field in the northeast corner.
If you are interested in joining, feel free to email email@example.com expressing interest, and he will get you the information to sign up for a New Player Meeting and Tryouts.
Questions or general concerns, reach out by email to Jared Van Bramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text at (920) 495-8876
Happy Graduation Day! We’ve got one more player to show off and that is our favorite super senior/grad student/Mr. President himself JJ Lamb. We tried to cut him freshman year, and he wouldn’t leave. We voted someone else as president last year, so he came back to UW for grad school just so he could run the team this year. Ball is life with this one.
Position: C, OF, Keeper of Stats
Major: MS Biomedical Engineering
Nickname: The Great Lambino (but no one calls him that)
Favorite Baseball Team: Minnesota Twins
Favorite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
Years on Club Team: 5
Notable Stats: Only president to pinch hit for himself with the bases loaded in a one run game (it worked, by the way)
Favorite Club memory: Jake Gain’s grand slam against Ohio St. in the 2019 regional championship and clinching a World Series appearance
Favorite thing about club ball: Just a bunch of dudes who love baseball
Quote: “You just kept showing up to everything and eventually someone said, ‘F it, just put the kid on D2.'” -D2 Coach Austin Grimm
What’s next for you? Jumping state lines and going to the University of Minnesota for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations to all our seniors!
Thanks to everyone for all your support of our program this year. Looking forward to the next season and we hope to be able to see everyone again on a ball field soon! Go Badgers!
We keep on, keeping on. Today’s senior is D2’s left fielder and leadoff man for the last 2 years: Ryan Wenzel. He was a left handed hitter who so consistently poked singles in the short-third hole, it basically became the Wenz Special.
Major: Food Science
Favorite Baseball Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite Baseball Movie: Sandlot
Years on Club Team: 3
Notable Stats: A career 0.372 hitter (58/156) with 32 RBI, mostly as a leadoff hitter
Favorite Club memory: Each year of club baseball was packed with great memories and hard fought games. Nothing’s better than playing baseball in Florida during spring break each year in March, and heading to the beach (or bar) with your teammates after the game. Being a part of last year’s D2 World Series team was truly special- it was a team full of guys who never gave up. I’m thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of the club, and I’ve made many life long friends because of it.
Quote: “It’s not a sword!” (crazy things happen in the OF)
What’s next for you? Ryan is headed to work in the lab of a local spice and flavor manufacturer as a food scientist.
Batting today for the Wisconsin seniors is one of it’s finest hitters. Karson Krueger was a player known for swinging a really long bat, hitting baseballs super far, and having some of the greatest “scoops” over at first base.
Position: STRICTLY 1B
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Major: Finance & Risk Management
Favorite Baseball Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Baseball movie: Moneyball
Years on club team: 3 years
Notable Stats: Hit .429 with 3 Home Runs and was selected as a First-Team All American during the 2019 season. Also has 5 career stolen bases (“Kid’s got speed” – No scout ever)
Favorite Club Memory: Clinching a World Series birth after beating Ohio State and hitting a walk-off against Mizzou during Spring Break
Favorite thing about club ball: Having the opportunity to continue playing the game of baseball while making a great new group of friends along the way
Quote: “Yeah, you definitely should have made the team your freshman year” – Bobby (Former Club Baseball President)
What’s next for you? I will be starting as a Project Manager at Epic in June!
We’re going to keep on, keeping on as we run down our seniors. Today we’re going to look at one of those weirdos who throws with his left hand. He loves to live the luxurious life of a PO and has a curveball that will make hitters wish they could too. Here we go, Ryan Gassner.
Hometown: Marathon, WI
Favorite Team: Brewers
Favorite Baseball Movie: Sandlot
Time on team: 3 years
Notable Stats: During his first season, he had an ERA of 1.15 with 39 innings pitched and a K/9 of 15!
Favorite Club Memory: Winning our regional during my first season with the club and advancing to the World Series.
Favorite thing about Club Ball: The friendships I’ve made
Quote: “Hold on one second Nolan I need to finish stretching” (Context: Nolan is notorious for not stretching)
What’s next: Medical School
Location of Near West Field: https://tinyurl.com/y6u6yqzk