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UW-Whitewater baseball snags all-conference honors

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WHITEWATER (WKOW) - The UW-Whitewater baseball team brought home some all-conference honors from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. UW-Whitewater's Mikole Pierce was named Co-Position Player of the Year. Meanwhile, John Vodenlich was tabbed the Coach of the Year.

Pierce is hitting .438 with a .728 slugging percentage. He ranks second in the conference with 71 hits, 54 runs scored, and 14 triples. He also has nine home runs and 51 RBI.

Vodenlich won the top coaching honor for the second straight year. He led the Warhawks to the conference regular-season and tournament titles. UW-Whitewater will host a NCAA Division III regional this week.

2014 All-WIAC Baseball Team

First Team

Name, School, Year, Position, Hometown (High School)

Shane Adler, La Crosse, Junior, Righthanded Pitcher, Cross Plains, Wis. (Middleton)

Mike Boushley, Platteville, Junior, Righthanded Pitcher, Hortonville, Wis.

Brady Burzynski, Stout, Sophomore, Centerfield, Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial)

Zach Carlson, Stout, Freshman, Righthanded Pitcher, Indian Head Park, Ill. (Lyons Township)

Cole Cefalu, La Crosse, Senior, Outfield, Waunakee, Wis.

Ben Cejka, La Crosse, Junior, Righthanded Pitcher, Holmen, Wis.

Tom Fairbanks, Superior, Senior, Rightfield, Brainerd, Minn.

Jared Fon, Whitewater, Senior, Thirdbase, Germantown, Wis.

Ryan Freitag, Stout, Junior, Rightfield, Osseo, Wis. (Osseo-Fairchild)

Dylan Friend, Whitewater, Senior, Outfield, Burlington, Wis.

Taylor Kohlwey, La Crosse, Sophomore, Outfield, Holmen, Wis.

Brandon Kranz, Stevens Point, Sophomore, Secondbase, Waukesha, Wis. (West)

Kyle McHugh, Stevens Point, Junior, Designated Hitter, Polonia, Wis. (Rosholt)

Mike Mierow, Whitewater, Junior, Catcher, Brookfield, Wis. (Central)

Curtis Morgan, Whitewater, Sophomore, Righthanded Pitcher, Green Lake, Wis.

Mikole Pierce, Whitewater, Junior, Shortstop, DePere, Wis.

Scott Plaza, Whitewater, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Prospect)

Cam Seidl, Stevens Point, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Appleton, Wis. (Fox Valley Lutheran)

Luke Watson, Stevens Point, Junior, Righthanded Pitcher, Appleton, Wis. (Xavier)

Joel Zyhowski, La Crosse, Freshman, Outfield, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Honorable Mention

Travis Buxton-Verstegen, La Crosse, Sophomore, Secondbase, Appleton, Wis. (East)

Jimmy Coady, Stevens Point, Junior, Outfield, La Crosse, Wis. (Aquinas)

Zach Demmon, Platteville, Senior, Firstbase, Schaumburg, Ill. (Hoffman Estates)

Travis Elwood, Superior, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Ramsey, Minn. (Anoka)

JP Feyereisen, Stevens Point, Junior, Righthanded Pitcher, River Falls, Wis.

Michael Gonzalez, Whitewater, Senior, Outfield, Delavan, Wis. (Delavan-Darien)

Bobby Gregorich, Stevens Point, Junior, Outfield, Plover, Wis. (SPASH)

Sam Holden, Superior, Junior, Firstbase, Spooner, Wis.

Conner Hurst, Whitewater, Junior, Lefthanded Pitcher, Waunakee, Wis.

Tyler Kozlowski, Oshkosh, Freshman, Shortstop, Menomonee Falls, Wis. (Sussex Hamilton)

Brock Liston, Whitewater, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Darien, Ill. (Joliet Catholic)

Brent Mueller, Stout, Senior, Lefthanded Pitcher, Medford, Wis.

Casey Power, Whitewater, Junior, Firstbase, Ontario, Canada (Belle River)

Alex Quinones, Superior, Junior, Catcher, Waterloo, Iowa

Josh Rowles, La Crosse, Senior, Thirdbase, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Travis Sindles, Oshkosh, Senior, Lefthanded Pitcher, Twin Lake, Wis. (Wilmot Union)

Wyatt Soderquist, Superior, Senior, Centerfield, Cambridge, Minn. (Cambridge-Isanti)

Riley Spetz, Stevens Point, Junior, Shortstop, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (Sevastopol)

Damian Wiblin, Superior, Junior, Lefthanded Pitcher, La Crosse, Wis. (Logan)

All-Sportsmanship Team

Jake Dostalek, Oshkosh, Senior, Outfield, Waterford, Wis. (Union)

Jordan Greenland, La Crosse, Senior, Outfield, La Farge, Wis.

Kyle Haen, Whitewater, Junior, Outfield, Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)

Suguru Homma, Superior, Junior, Infield, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan (Nihon University Yamagata)

Shane Murphy, Platteville, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Middleton, Wis.

Ian Schiltz, Stout, Senior, Righthanded Pitcher, Franklin, Wis.

Harry Steldt, Stevens Point, Senior, Catcher, West Bend, Wis. (West)

Co-Position Players of the Year: Taylor Kohlwey of La Crosse and Mikole Pierce of Whitewater

Pitcher of the Year: Luke Watson of Stevens Point

Coach of the Year: John Vodenlich of Whitewater

Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete: Brad Stroik of Stevens Point

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