Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Catching Up With the Baseball Team...

Now that school is back in session and the baseball team has fall ball underway, it’s time to take a look back at what some of the current players accomplished on the baseball diamond this summer…

Several members of UWM’s roster played this summer in the Wisconsin State League.

Three of those players spent the season with the Sheboygan A’s, leading the team to a 46-20 record.

Shawn Wozniak topped the team in batting average with a .422 clip, a number that finished third in the league. He appeared in 43 games, scoring 39 runs and driving in 38. His 23 extra-base hits included 16 doubles and a team-high six home runs.

Tim Patzman was second on the list with a .380 batting average, appearing in a team-high 64 games and recording a team-best 250 at bats. He collected a squad-high 28 doubles, drove in 43 runs and went an impressive 19-for-19 in stolen bases.

On the mound, Zach Hoch appeared in 10 games, striking out 21 batters in just 13.1 innings of work while recording a 3.38 ERA.

Cole Kraft played for the Eau Claire Cavaliers, finishing 10th in the league with a .354 batting average and earning the team’s “Key Player Award”. Kraft helped the team to a 33-23 record, starting 51 times in 52 appearances. He scored 37 runs, had 16 doubles and drove in 38.

Wes Munson played for the Oshkosh Giants, finishing fifth in the league with a .391 batting average in 46 games.

Andy Gerhartz played for the Tradewater Pirates in the KIT League (Kentucky/Illinois/Tennessee). In 37 games, he recorded 24 hits, scored 28 runs and stole 23 bases to go along with a .428 on-base percentage.

Doug Dekoning played for the Lannon Stonemen in the Land O’ Lakes League. He was named the Western Division 2008 Rookie of the Year, batting .447, slugging .737 and recording a .512 on-base percentage.

Josh Groves spent the summer with the Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League, appearing in 54 games. He collected 35 hits and scored 33 runs while driving in 16.