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