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Head Coach Paul Wyczawski (pronounced Why-Chow-Skee), the seventeenth coach in school history, leads a Spartan baseball team founded in 1915. Join a program that has seen 26 All-Iowa Conference selections and eight All-Region performers in the last 15 seasons, including one All-American. 

Play at the UD Baseball Field in the Chlapaty Sports Complex that has seen recent renovations that include new batting cages, new sculpted dugouts, press box, year-round water fountains in each dugout, and permanent stadium seating around the back stop. The seats have been part of many Major League Baseball games, as they are from Comiskey park, the former home of the Chicago White Sox.

Rain or shine, take advantage of the state-of-the-art, indoor Veterans Memorial Training Center all year-round in a multi-purpose facility that features nearly 40,000 square feet of Mondo synthetic turf that simulates the feel and play of real grass. Veterans Memorial is located right behind the baseball field and hosts in-season and off-season workouts.

UD alumni who continued their careers into the major leagues of professional baseball include Pat Parker and Lefty Taber. Parker was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1915, with the St. Louis Browns. Taber was 26 years old when he signed to play with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 4, 1926.

Spartans who continued to play after college include: Johnny Armstrong (catcher/second base played in Mississippi Valley League and Oklahoma City of the Western League, 1922-1925), Solomon Butler (Kansas City Monarchs in 1925), Fred Van Iten (catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals organization), John Don Wilson (played for the St. Louis Cardinals organization), Brandon Mather (catcher for the Dakota Rattlers), Joe Hapanionek (first base for the Sioux Falls Canaries-2005 & Frontier League-2006), and Spencer Kuehn (outfield/pitcher for the Mannheim Tornados).

Baseball News

McWhite Headlines Spartans Trio of All-IIAC Selections

May 17, 2016

Versatile centerfielder Austin McWhite earned First Team All-Iowa Conference honors while third baseman Dalton Garst and starting pitcher Reed Stumpf were tabbed Second-Team honorees in the University of Dubuque baseball team’s first Iowa Conference tournament berth since 2005.

Offensive Explosion Eliminates Spartans from IIAC Tourney

May 13, 2016

Two home runs and ten unanswered runs from the Simpson bats in the sixth and seventh innings spoiled the University of Dubuque baseball team’s early 4-0 lead as the Spartans were knocked out of the Iowa Conference tournament, 10-6, on Friday afternoon.

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2016 Baseball (L-R): Front row: Trace Florek, Kyle May, Brian Sholty, Nick Sewruk, Derek Kornfeind, Thomas Sheppard, Ryan Karrick, and Phillip Byrd.
Second row: Jacob Padilla, Eric Hall, Austin Thomas, Head Coach Paul Wyczawski, Assistant Coach Luke Kalb, Assistant Coach Kevin Soine, Michael Salazar, Tyler Imrich, and Gaetano Florio.
Third row: Tyler Lewan, Trent Van Egtern, Jarad Clevenger, Dalton Garst, Chase Kueter, Thomas Kempf, Jacob Evans, and Austin McWhite.
Back row: Will Doherty, Reed Stumpf, Derek Erwin, Nathan Schneiderman, Daniel Karnick, Doug Van Dyke, Jeremy Morski, and Tyler Trifiletti. Absent was Eddie Pablo.

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Phillip Byrd OF 5-5 140 Junior Chicago, Ill.
2 Ryan Karrick SS/2B 5-7 150 Junior Bartlett, Ill.
3 Kyle May IF/3B/OF 5-9 165 Sophomore Bolingbrook, Ill.
4 Tyler Imrich SS/2B/OF 5-10 180 Sophomore Jacksonville, Fla.
5 Nick Sewruk RHP 5-10 180 Freshman Montgomery, Ill.
6 Trent Van Egtern LHP 6-0 180 Junior La Crosse, Wis.
7 Austin Thomas SS/2B 5-11 170 Freshman Crown Point, Ind.
8 Jackson Sheppard C 5-9 190 Freshman Cohutta, Ga.
9 Jacob Evans OF 6-1 185 Junior Normal, Ill.
10 Tyler Lewan 3B/RHP 6-0 190 Sophomore Golden, Colo.
11 Will Doherty C 6-2 205 Sophomore Cross Plains, Wis.
12 Dalton Garst RHP/3B/C 6-1 195 Junior Winnebago, Ill.
13 Gaetano Florio SS/2B/3B 5-8 185 Junior Surprise, Ariz.
14 Michael Salazar OF 5-11 185 Junior Scottsdale, Ariz.
15 Tyler Trifiletti LHP 5-11 195 Senior Woodbury, Minn.
16 Jacob Padilla LHP 5-11 180 Junior Victorville, Calif.
18 Chase Kueter RHP 6-1 160 Freshman Bellevue, Iowa
20 Doug Van Dyke RHP 6-2 210 Sophomore Bartlett, Ill.
21 Jarad Clevenger OF 6-1 175 Freshman Tallahassee, Fla.
22 Eric Hall OF 5-10 190 Junior Oak Lawn, Ill.
23 Reed Stumpf RHP 6-3 200 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
24 Derek Erwin RHP 6-4 215 Junior Surprise, Ariz.
26 Brian Sholty RHP/SS 5-9 175 Freshman La Mirada, Calif.
27 Eddie Pablo IF/OF 5-8 165 Junior Yelm, Wash.
29 Daniel Karnick RHP 6-4 220 Senior Winona, Minn.
32 Derek Kornfeind LHP 5-10 150 Sophomore Lake Zurich, Ill.
33 Ruben Olavarria SS/2B/3B 6-0 165 Freshman Chicago, Ill.
34 Trace Florek OF 5-7 158 Sophomore Yelm, Wash.
35 Thomas Kempf 1B 6-1 230 Freshman Chicago, Ill.
36 Jeremy Morski 1B 6-2 220 Junior Las Vegas, Nev.
42 Austin McWhite OF/1B 5-11 178 Junior Orlando, Fla.
44 Nathan Schneiderman LHP 6-5 205 Freshman German Valley, Ill.

2016 Schedule

*1st IIAC Tournament berth since 2005
Final Record: 19-23, 12-16 IIAC

Mar. 04

at Greenville College (9 inn.)

Greenville, Ill.

L, 1-3

Mar. 05

at Greenville College (9/9 inn.)

Greenville, Ill.

W, 6-4
W, 10-5

Mar. 14-18

at Tucson Invitational Games Pino County Stadium District

 

Record: 3-3

 

Kino Sports Complex, 
2500 E. Ajo Way,
 Tucson, AZ 85713

 

 

Mar. 14

vs. Macalester College

Kino Stadium

L, 1-16

Mar. 15

vs. Concordia University (Wis.) (DH)

Field #7

W, 5-4 (9)
L, 2-4

Mar. 16

vs. UW-Superior

Field #4

W, 9-5 (10)

Mar. 17

vs. Northern State University (S.D.)

Field #7

W, 12-2

Mar. 18

vs. George Fox University (Ore.)

Field #5

L, 13-14

Mar. 25

vs. North Central University (Minn.)(9 inn.)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-3

Mar. 26

vs. North Central University (7/9 inn.)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 9-0
W, 9-2

Apr. 02

at Coe College (7/9 inn.)**

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 0-5
L, 2-10

Apr. 03

at Coe College (7/9 inn.)**

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

W, 5-3
L, 6-7 (10)

Apr. 08

vs. Simpson College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 6-7
W, 3-1

Apr. 09

vs. Simpson College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-3
W, 11-9

Apr. 12

vs. Loras College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

W, 3-2
W, 5-1

Apr. 16

vs. Wartburg College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 4-9
L, 3-12

Apr. 17

vs. Wartburg College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 4-3
L, 2-5

Apr. 19

at Loras College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa (LOR)

L, 3-4
W, 8-4

Apr. 22

at Buena Vista University (7/9 inn.)**

Storm Lake, Iowa

L, 3-4
L, 3-5

Apr. 23

at Buena Vista University (7/9 inn.)**

Storm Lake, Iowa

L, 5-6
W, 4-0

Apr. 29

vs. Central College (7/9 inn.)**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-2
W, 9-2

May 01

vs. Central College (7/9 inn.)** (re-scheduled from April 30)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-0
W, 5-3

May 06

at Luther College (7/9 inn.)**

Decorah, Iowa

L, 10-17
L, 5-9

May 07

at Luther College (7/9 inn.)**

Decorah, Iowa

L, 3-4
L, 6-8

May 12

at IIAC Conference Tourney vs. #4 Coe

Daniels Park
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 5-9

May 13

at IIAC Conference Tourney vs. #6 Simpson

Veterans Memorial Stadium
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 6-10

**Iowa Conference opponent

Paul Wyczawski
Paul Wyczawski
Head Baseball Coach/Instructor

BS, South Dakota State University; Health and Physical Recreation
ME, University of South Dakota; Physical Education
ME, Mississippi State; Educational Leadership

Office Phone: 563.589.3124
E-mail: PWyczawski@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Paul Wyczawski (pronounced WHY-CHOW-SKI) was named the 17th coach in the history of the baseball program at the University of Dubuque in 2012. 

In his time at UD, Wyczawski has coached 8 All-Iowa Conference selections (4-First Team, 4-Second Team, 2-Honorable Mention) and 1 All-Region player.

Wyczawski joined the Spartans after spending two seasons as head coach at University of Texas-Tyler. The Patriots finished 33-12 in 2012 and 33-8 in 2011 en route to back-to-back ASC East Division Championships and qualified for the NCAA Regionals in 2011.

Wyczawski joined UT-Tyler after serving six seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Prior to Murray State, Wyczawski spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Hillcrest Christian School in Jackson, Miss., finishing with a record of 252-73 and captured three-straight state championships from 1996-98. Wyczawski also led Hillcrest to state runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2003.

Wyczawski has also served as an associate scout for the Texas Rangers (1996-2003) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1994-1995).

Wyczawski began his coaching career in 1984 as the head coach at Yankton College (S.D.). After a 9-7 season at Yankton, Wyczawski spent five seasons as the head coach at Peru State (Neb.) posting a career record of 108-100, including five trips to the NAIA postseason tournament.

Wyczawski left Peru State after the 1990 season and joined legendary coach Ron Polk’s staff as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State. Wyczawski served as the assistant pitching coach and bullpen coach on two NCAA Regional Tournament teams. In his time in Starkville, Wyczawski helped tutor three first-round draft picks.

Wyczawski started his collegiate ball at St. John’s (MN) in 1978 before finishing at South Dakota State University where he was a two-time letterwinner for the Jackrabbits. As a senior, he served as a team captain, earned All-North Central Conference honors, and was named academic All-NCC in 1981.

Wyczawski graduated from SDSU in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical recreation. He received his master’s degree in physical education from University of South Dakota in 1984 and his second master’s degree from Mississippi State in 1991 in educational leadership. He was inducted as a member of the New Ulm Hall of Fame in 2002.

 
  Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque  
Year Overall IIAC  
2013    11-25       9-19    8th Place
2014 14-26 9-19 7th Place 
2015 12-28 7-21 8th Place
Total: 37-79 25-59  

Luke Kalb
Luke Kalb
Graduate Assistant Baseball

MBA (in progress), University of Dubuque

E-mail: lkalb@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

Kevin Soine
Kevin Soine
Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach

MBA (IN PROGRESS), University of Dubuque
BA, Grand View University; Business Administration, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
AA, Century College; Liberal Arts

E-mail: ksoine@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Veterans Memorial Training Center

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