Super Senior Spotlight: JJ Lamb

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.

Lamb getting hit by a pitch during 2019 Spring Training.

 

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!

Senior Spotlight: Ryan Wenzel

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.

Wenzel exhibiting his textbook swing during the 2019 D2 NCBA World Series.

Position: LF

Major: Food Science

Nickname: Wenz

Favorite Baseball Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Baseball Movie: Sandlot

Years on Club Team:

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.

Thank you and best of luck, Ryan!

Wenzel showing off the Badgers’ beautiful red uniforms during Spring Training in Florida