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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 38 All-Iowa Conference selections and 10 All-Region performers in the past 16 seasons, including one All-American and a Gold Glove recipient. UD placed second in the IIAC in 2017 and Wyczawski earned Coach of the Year honors for his work. In 2018, UD returned their winning form by claiming the IIAC regular season championship and tournament title. Wyczawski earned his second consecutive Coach of the Year honor and helped his squad advance to the NCAA Division III National Championship Midwest Regional. The Spartans placed third in the regional and ended the season with a 26-17 overall record and 33 school records in the process.

UD claimed two members of the ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region Team in 2018. Chase Kueter (RHP, R/R, 6-2, 185, Jr., Bellevue, Iowa/Bellevue H.S.) and fellow pitcher Nathan Schneiderman (LHP, L/L, 6-5, 220, Jr., German Valley, Ill./Forreston H.S.) earned the prestigious honors for the Spartans. The Spartans pitching staff dominated opposing batters all season long, setting staff records for ERA (3.58) and strikeouts (292). Each of the weekend starters posted a 3.19 ERA or better, with two of the three posting a sub 3.00 ERA. Kueter led all UD pitchers with a 2.68 ERA and school records of innings pitched at 94.0 and strikeouts with 78. Nathan Schneiderman continued to be brilliant out of the bullpen and now has the UD career saves record of 13 after completing his junior season. Doug Van Dyke, an Aviation Flight Operations graduate ended his stellar career by breaking the school's all-time wins mark with 19 victories. Kueter also earned the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Golden Glove as the pitcher on the team. Just nine members earn the Gold Glove Award and he was the only pitcher and Iowan to achieve the honor in 2018.

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. 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

Pair of Spartans Baseball Pitchers Earn ABCA All-Region

May 31, 2019

The 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions.

Schneiderman Named Third Team All-Central Region

May 23, 2019

University of Dubuque baseball senior Nathan Schneiderman was named Third Team All-Central Region by D3baseball.com on Thursday afternoon.

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2019 American Rivers Conference Tournament Qualifier

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Josh Pawlowski OF 5-9 140 Sophomore Poplar Grove, Ill.
2 Brandon Ramos C/OF 5-10 170 Junior Elgin, Iowa
3 Isalino JJ Valencia OF/C 5-6 170 Junior Marysville, Wash.
6 Jacob Sonnefeldt SS/3B 5-10 165 Sophomore West Dundee, Ill.
7 Edward Rosas RHP/2B 5-10 165 Freshman Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
8 Estevan Guillen LHP 6-0 180 Freshman Queen Creek, Ariz.
9 Tyler Carlson LHP/OF 5-10 180 Junior Crystal Lake, Ill.
10 Zach McCoy 2B/SS 5-10 170 Sophomore Modesto, Calif.
11 Max Snowden OF 6-0 18 Freshman Round Lake, Ill.
12 Ian Meyer 3B 6-0 215 Sophomore Monett, Mo.
13 Kellen Mitchell 1B/3B 6-2 190 Sophomore Batavia, Ill.
14 Mitchell Pomeroy 2B/1B 6-2 195 Freshman Winterset, Iowa
17 Mike McGuire RHP/C 5-10 175 Sophomore Bessemer, Ala.
18 Justin Jensen C 6-2 190 Junior Morrison, Ill.
19 Jordan Nelson RHP 6-4 170 Junior Iowa City, Iowa
20 Jack Dieckman C 6-0 190 Freshman Glendale, Ariz.
23 Luke Carroll C 6-2 200 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
24 John Ratcliff C 6-0 220 Sophomore Oceanside, Calif.
25 Tyler Durelle OF/RHP 6-3 190 Freshman Peoria, Ariz.
26 Evan Hingtgen C 5-11 200 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
27 Shaun Logan RHP 5-11 190 Sophomore Calgary, Canada
28 Zach Asik LHP/OF 5-11 180 Freshman New Berlin, Wis.
29 Derek Hardin RHP 6-1 155 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
30 Tyler Milford LHP 5-11 165 Freshman Lonsdale, Minn.
31 Anthony Scanlon RHP 6-0 175 Freshman St. John, Ind.
33 Jordan Goldstein SS/2B 5-8 160 Freshman Huntley, Ill.
36 Luke Dunham RHP 6-2 200 Sophomore Lakewood, Ill.
37 Nick Casarietti 3B 5-9 195 Freshman Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
39 Daniel Butler RHP/IF 6-3 190 Freshman Brookfield, Wis.
41 Noah Zimmerman RHP/OF 6-2 195 Freshman New Glarus, Wis.
45 Jake Whitbeck OF 6-0 185 Freshman West Salem, Wis.
47 Daulton Kvenvold C/OF 5-6 155 Junior Salt Lake City, Utah
48 Austin Vaughan RHP/SS 5-10 155 Freshman San Antonio, Texas

2019 Schedule                                                                                 Record: 26-15-1, 12-11 A-R-C

Mar. 1

at Washington University (2x9)

St. Louis, Mo.

L, 2-6
T, 3-3

 

Mar. 10

Spring Break at Tucson Invitational Games
vs. St. Thomas University (Field #5)

Tucson, Ariz.

All Times CST 
W, 4-3 (10 inn.)

 

Mar. 11

vs. Bethany Lutheran College 2x9 (Field 4)

 

W, 19-9
W, 12-5

 

Mar. 12

vs. Carroll University 

 

Cancelled

 

Mar. 13

vs. Wesleyan University

 

W, 13-7

 

Mar. 14

vs. Wesleyan University

 

L, 4-18

 

Mar. 15

vs. Concordia University-Wisconsin 

 

W, 8-3

 

Mar. 23

at Wartburg College (2x9)

Waverly, Iowa

W, 3-2, L, 3-5

 

Mar. 24

at Wartburg College (1x9)

Waverly, Iowa

L, 6-9

 

Mar. 26

vs. Knox College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 8-0
W, 4-2

 

Mar. 29

vs. Luther College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-6

 

Mar. 30

vs. Luther College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 2-1
L, 1-18

 

Apr. 2

vs. Coe College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-9 (10 inn.)
L, 1-5

 

Apr. 5

vs. Simpson College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 4-2

 

Apr. 6

vs. Simpson College (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-0
W, 3-1

 

Apr. 9

at #18 Coe College (1x9)

Cedar Rapids, IA

L, 3-8

 

Apr. 13

vs. Martin Luther College (3x7)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 5-0
W, 16-0
W, 8-0

 

Apr. 16

vs. Loras College (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-2

 

Apr . 19

at Central College (1x9)

Pella, Iowa

L, 0-10

 

Apr. 20

at Central College (2x9)

Pella, Iowa

W, 6-3
W, 5-3

 

Apr. 23

at Loras College (2x9)

Dubuque, IA

W, 14-2
W, 3-0

 

Apr. 26

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (2x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 11-6
W, 13-3

 

Apr. 28

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ. (1x9)

Dubuque, Iowa

Cancelled

 

Apr. 30

vs. UW-Platteville 

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-5

 

May 3

at Buena Vista Univ. (1x9)

Storm Lake, Iowa

L, 2-3

 

May 4

at Buena Vista Univ. (2x9)

Storm Lake, Iowa

L, 0-11 
L, 0-1

 

May 9

American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

vs. Central (at Plaster Athletic Complex)
vs. Coe

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

W, 6-3
L, 3-10 

 

May 10

American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

vs. Central
vs. Luther

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

W, 3-2
W, 3-1

 

May 11

American Rivers Conference Tournament

 

 

 

 

vs. Coe

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 1-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16-20

at NCAA Division III Regional

TBA

TBA

 

May 30

NCAA Division III World Series 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by the American Rivers Conference 

Perfect Game Field

 

 

 

at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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
2017 23-17 17-7 2nd Place *IIAC Coach of the Year
2018 26-17 16-5 1st Place *IIAC Coach of the Year
Total: 105-136 70-87  

Cole Nieto
Cole Nieto
Assistant Baseball Coach

BA, Baldwin Wallace



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

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