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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 which has over 30 All-Iowa Conference selections and eight All-Region performers in the last 15 seasons, including one All-American. UD placed second in the IIAC in 2017 and Wyczawski earned Coach of the Year honors for his work.

Play at the Dan W. Runkle Baseball Field (dedicated on Oct. 20, 2017) in the Chlapaty Sports Complex has seen recent renovations which include a turf infield (new in fall of 2017), new batting cages, new sculpted dugouts, press box, year-round water fountains in each dugout, and permanent fan stadium seating around the back stop. The seats have been part of many Major League baseball games, as they are from the old Comiskey Park and 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 & Windy City ThunderBolts), and Spencer Kuehn (outfield/pitcher for the Mannheim Tornados).

Baseball News

Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

Aug 3, 2018

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced recipients of the 2018 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award on Wednesday, with the University of Dubuque baseball team being named to the list for the third straight year.

Kueter Named ABCA/Rawlings Golden Glove Honoree

Jul 5, 2018

Standout Chase Kueter Chase Kueter (RHP, R/R, 6-2, 185, Jr., Bellevue, Iowa/Bellevue H.S.) earned the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Golden Glove as the pitcher on the team. Just nine members earn the Golden Glove Award and he was the only pitcher and Iowan to achieve the honor in 2018.

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2018 IIAC Champions

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Brandon Ramos C/OF 5-10 170 Sophomore Elgin, Iowa
3 Isalino JJ Valencia OF/C 5-6 170 Sophomore Marysville, Wash.
5 Jackson Lasswell SS 5-9 175 Junior Crystal Lake, Ill.
6 Devon Kueter OF/RHP 6-0 150 Freshman Bellevue, Iowa
7 Michael Hoffman SS/RHP 5-9 155 Freshman West Palm Beach, Fla.
9 Tyler Carlson LHP/OF 5-10 180 Sophomore Crystal Lake, Ill.
13 Kellen Mitchell RHP/1B/3B 6-2 190 Freshman Batavia, Ill.
14 Kevin Noble LHP 5-11 180 Freshman Richton Park, Ill.
15 Chase Kueter RHP 6-2 185 Junior Bellevue, Iowa
16 Nick Sewruk RHP 5-10 180 Junior Montgomery, Ill.
17 Mikey McGuire RHP/C 5-10 165 Freshman Bessemer, Ala.
18 Justin Jensen C 6-2 190 Junior Morrison, Ill.
19 Jordan Nelson RHP 6-4 170 Sophomore Iowa City, Iowa
21 Jarad Clevenger OF/INF 6-1 175 Junior Tallahassee, Fla.
22 Gavin Barkema RHP 6-2 170 Freshman San Clemente, Calif.
23 Luke Carroll C 6-1 170 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
24 John Ratcliff C 6-0 220 Freshman Oceanside, Calif.
25 Gabrial Panza C/3B 5-10 195 Freshman Oswego, Ill.
27 Shaun Logan RHP 5-11 195 Freshman Calgary, Canada
29 Jacob Day LHP/OF/1B 6-1 185 Sophomore Heyworth, Ill.
31 Trevor Commerford RHP 6-4 200 Freshman Lakeside, Calif.
33 Zach McCoy 2B/SS 5-10 170 Freshman Modesto, Calif.
34 Brian Sholty RHP 5-9 180 Junior La Mirada, Calif.
35 Thomas Kempf 1B 6-2 250 Junior Chicago, Ill.
36 Luke Dunham RHP 6-2 205 Freshman Lake in the Hills, Ill.
37 Ian Meyer 3B 6-0 210 Freshman Monett, Mo.
38 Nasir Ricks OF 6-3 170 Freshman Chicago, Ill.
44 Nathan Schneiderman LHP 6-5 220 Junior German Valley, Ill.
47 Josh Pawlowski OF 5-8 130 Freshman Poplar Grove, Ill.
48 Alex Linderwell RHP 5-8 145 Sophomore Manchester, Iowa
49 Doug Knight RHP 5-9 145 Junior Camano Island, Wash.

2019 Schedule

Mar. 1

at Fontbonne University (1x9)

St. Louis, Mo.

3 p.m.

 

Mar. 2

at Grinnell College (2x9)

St. Louis, Mo.

1 p.m.

 

Mar. 10

at Spring Break

 

 

 

Mar. 11

TBA

 

 

 

Mar. 12

TBA

 

 

 

Mar. 13

TBA

 

 

 

Mar. 14

TBA

 

 

 

Mar. 15

TBA

 

 

 

Mar. 22

at Wartburg College (1x9)

Waverly, Iowa

6 p.m.

 

Mar. 23

at Wartburg College (2x9)

Waverly, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Mar. 26

vs. Knox College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Mar. 29

vs. Luther College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

3 p.m.

 

Mar. 30

vs. Luther College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Apr. 2

vs. Coe College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Apr. 5

vs. Simpson College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

3 p.m.

 

Apr. 6

vs. Simpson College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Apr. 9

at Coe College (1x9)

Cedar Rapids, IA

3 p.m.

 

Apr. 12

vs. Martin Luther College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

2 p.m.

 

Apr. 13

vs. Martin Luther College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

12 p.m.

 

Apr. 16

vs. Loras College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

3 p.m.

 

Apr . 19

at Central College (1x9)

Pella, Iowa

3 p.m.

 

Apr. 20

at Central College (2x9)

Pella, Iowa

1 p.m.

 

Apr. 23

at Loras College (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

 

Apr. 26

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

3 p.m.

 

Apr. 27

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

12 p.m.

 

May 3

at Buena Vista Univ. (1x9)

Storm Lake, IA

6 p.m.

 

May 4

at Buena Vista Univ. (2x9)

Storm Lake, IA

1 p.m.

 

May 9

at American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Buena Vista Univ.

Cedar Rapids, IA

TBA

 

May 10

at American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Buena Vista Univ.

Cedar Rapids, IA

TBA

 

May 11

at American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Buena Vista Univ.

Cedar Rapids, IA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16-20

at NCAA Division III Regional

TBA

TBA

 

May 24

NCAA Division III World Series 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by the American Rivers Conference 

Perfect Game Field

 

 

 

at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Cedar Rapids, IA

TBA

 

2018 Schedule

Mar. 2

at Greenville College (1x9)

Greenville, IL

L, 7-6

Mar. 3

at Greenville College (1x9)

Greenville, IL

W, 11-7

Mar. 3

at U of Chicago (1x9)

Greenville, IL

W, 7-5

Mar. 10-16

Spring Break

Tucson, AZ

 

Mar. 11

vs. Wesleyan University

Tucson, AZ

L, 5-2

Mar. 12

vs Augsburg University (DH)

Tucson, AZ

L, 4-2, W, 9-0

Mar. 13

vs. Framingham State University

Tucson, AZ

L, 15-6

Mar. 14

vs. Concordia (WI)

Tucson, AZ

L, 12-4

Mar. 15

vs. Marian University

Tucson, AZ

L, 3-2

Mar. 16

vs. Hamline University

Tucson, AZ

L, 5-2

Mar. 23

vs. Central College

Dubuque, IA

W, 7-1
W, 1-0

Mar. 25

vs. Central College 

Dubuque, IA

W, 6-0

Mar. 27

at Rockford University (1x9)

Rockford, IL

L, 7-6

Mar. 30

vs. Coe College (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

L, 3-0W, 11-7

Mar. 31

vs. Coe College (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

Cancelled

Apr. 4

vs. Rockford Universty (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

Cancelled

Apr. 7

at Buena Vista University (2x9)

Storm Lake, IA

L, 3-2, W, 4-2 (11)

Apr. 8

at Buena Vista University (1x9)

Storm Lake, IA

Postponed

Apr. 10

vs. Concordia-Chicago (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

L, 8-6, W, 16-5

Apr. 13

at Simpson College (2x9)

Indianola, IA

W, 14-7, W, 14-4

Apr. 14

at Simpson College (1x9)

Indianola, IA

Cancelled

Apr. 17

at Knox College (1x7/1x9)

Dubuque, IA

L, 6-5, W. 5-2

Apr. 20

vs. Wartburg College (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

W, 11-2

Apr. 21

vs. Wartburg College (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

L 3-0, L 3-2

Apr. 24

at Luther College (2x9)

Decorah, IA

L 7-6, W 15-3

Apr. 27

at Loras College (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

W 10-1

Apr. 28

at Loras College (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

W 2-1W 11-8

May 1

vs. Luther College (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

W 2-0

May 4

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (1x9)

Dubuque, IA

W 17-1

May 5

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

W 19-3, W 9-1

May 10

May 11

at IIAC Baseball Tourney
vs. Luther
vs. Wartburg
vs. Wartburg

Cedar Rapids, IA


W 11-1
W, 3-2
W, 11-6


May 17

at NCAA Division III Regional
vs. North Central (Ill.)
vs. Bethany Lutheran
vs. North Central (Ill.)
vs. Concordia-Chicago


Duluth, Minn.


L 8-7
W 8-3
W 8-4
L 6-3

May 25

at NCAA Division III World Series

TBA

 

 

Paul Wyczawski
Paul Wyczawski
Head Baseball Coach

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
2016 19-23 12-16 4th Place
Total: 56-102 37-75  

Chad Harris
Chad Harris
Assistant Baseball Coach

BS, University of the Ozarks
MS, Missouri State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3646
E-mail: CHarris@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Veterans Memorial Training Center
Biography - Click to Open

Chad Harris joined the Spartans in 2018 as assistant coach after being a volunteer assistant with the Spartans in 2017. He has spent 16 years coaching collegiately including:  head baseball coach at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa (2013-15), head baseball coach at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, (2006-2012), and assistant baseball coach at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas (2001-2006). 

In his most recent coaching appointment before University of Dubuque, Harris was named the inaugural head coach at AIB College of Business (NAIA). In the two years of that program having baseball, Harris’ teams won 49 games and led the Midwest Collegiate Conference with 30 conference wins over that two year span. The 2015 and final AIB squad won the MCC title. During his two seasons at AIB, the program led NAIA baseball teams in overall team GPA (3.55) while earning the NAIA Scholar Team Award twice, saw 17 players earn all-conference/gold glove awards, had 51 players named Academic All-Conference, and had 14 players earn the NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete Award. Both the 2014 and 2015 AIB teams played in the MCC Tournament championship game. Harris also recruited and coached a player who earned both the national Rawlings Gold Glove award for centerfield and was named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. AIB dropped athletics after the 2015 season.

At Clarke University, he transitioned an NCAA Division III program to NAIA and had the program finishing as high as second place in their fourth year in the MCC. His teams earned the NAIA Scholar Team Award in 2010 and 2011 (team G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher) highlighted with a conference leading 26 Academic All-Conference honorees over those two years. The 2011 Clarke team also had six players earn all-conference awards.

Harris began his coaching career as a five-year assistant coach at NCAA Division III University of the Ozarks. In his time at Ozarks, the program saw the team's most success in more than 10 seasons, having set numerous team records, along with individual hitting and pitching records. As recruiting coordinator at Ozarks, Harris helped guide Ozarks from a four win program in 2001 to 22 wins in 2005.

Harris earned his master of science degree in administrative studies with emphasis in sport management from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., in 2005.

Harris played collegiately at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark. for two years, where he received Academic All-Conference honors in 2000, while graduating with a bachelor of science degree in social science in 2001.

Prior to Ozarks, Harris pitched for the nationally ranked North Arkansas College Pioneers in Harrison, Ark. while earning his associate’s degree. 

Harris is a native of Hot Springs, Ark.


Cole Nieto
Cole Nieto
Graduate Assistant - Baseball

BA, Baldwin Wallace

Office Phone: 563.589.3240
E-mail: CNieto@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 224 Mercer-Birmingham

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