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Wickman's River Valley baseball team having strong season

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WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- Saturday may not have been River Valley's day, but the Blackhawks are still off to a strong season. The River Valley baseball team dropped a pair of games to Beloit Turner 3-1 and 3-1 Saturday in Whitewater, but Blackhawks are still 17-4 on the year. The team is coached by former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Bob Wickman, who also played his college ball at UW-Whitewater. Wickman pitched 16 years in the majors, playing for the Brewers from 1996-2000, before retiring after the 2007 season. Now he is in his fourth season coaching River Valley.

"We know what he's telling us is the right stuff and if we follow what he says then we're going to be pretty successful," River Valley sophomore Elijah Alt said.

"We're extremely lucky. I was really young, I don't really remember him much in the majors, but to be able to get lessons from a guy like that, that gives us a step in front of everybody else. He's incredible with all that," River Valley senior Lucas Price said.


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