Baseball

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 & Windy City ThunderBolts), and Spencer Kuehn (outfield/pitcher for the Mannheim Tornados).

Baseball News

Spartans Finish Off Series Sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan

Apr 22, 2017

The University of Dubuque baseball team stayed hot as they took down Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0 in game one of the doubleheader and 11-2 in game two to complete the three game series sweep and move to 12-3 in IIAC play to stay in first place.

Spartans Win Pitcher's Duel Over Nebraska Wesleyan

Apr 21, 2017

The University of Dubuque baseball team continued their roll in IIAC action and moved to 10-3 in conference play, defeating Nebraska Wesleyan in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1.

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Apr 28, 2017 | 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

vs Loras (9 inning)

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Apr 29, 2017 | 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs Loras (9/9 inn.)

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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 5-7 150 Senior Chicago, Ill.
2 Ryan Karrick INF 5-7 160 Senior Bartlett, Ill.
3 Kyle May INF/OF 5-9 170 Junior Bolingbrook, Ill.
4 Tyler Imrich SS/3B/OF 5-10 180 Junior Jacksonville, Fla.
5 Jackson Lasswell SS/2B 5-9 175 Junior Crystal Lake, Ill.
6 Trent Van Egtern LHP 5-10 185 Senior La Crosse, Wis.
7 Brandon Ramos C/OF 5-10 165 Freshman Elgin, Iowa
8 Tyler Carlson LHP/OF 5-10 165 Freshman Crystal Lake, Ill.
9 Jacob Evans OF 6-1 200 Senior Normal, Ill.
10 Tyler Lewan 3B/RHP 6-0 190 Junior Golden, Colo.
11 Will Doherty C 6-2 205 Junior Cross Plains, Wis.
12 Dalton Garst RHP/3B/C 6-1 195 Senior Winnebago, Ill.
13 Gaetano Florio INF 5-8 185 Senior Surprise, Ariz.
14 Michael Salazar OF 5-10 185 Senior Scottsdale, Ariz.
15 Chase Kueter RHP 6-1 175 Junior Bellevue, Iowa
16 Jacob Padilla LHP 5-11 185 Senior Victorville, Calif.
17 Luke Carroll C 6-1 170 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
18 Rory Arnone-Wheat RHP 6-4 200 Freshman Idaho Falls, Idaho
19 Jordan Nelson RHP 6-4 165 Freshman Iowa City, Iowa
20 Doug Van Dyke RHP 6-2 225 Junior Bartlett, Ill.
21 Jarad Clevenger OF 6-1 175 Sophomore Tallahassee, Fla.
22 Eric Hall OF 5-10 200 Senior Oak Lawn, Ill.
23 Reed Stumpf RHP 6-3 210 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
24 Derek Erwin RHP 6-4 215 Senior Surprise, Ariz.
27 Nick Sewruk RHP 5-10 180 Sophomore Montgomery, Ill.
28 Kelvin Medrano OF 6-1 192 Freshman Menasha, Wis
29 Jacob Day LHP/OF/1B 6-1 170 Freshman Heyworth, Ill.
32 Derek Kornfeind LHP 5-10 161 Junior Lake Zurich, Ill.
34 Brian Sholty RHP/SS 5-10 180 Sophomore La Mirada, Calif.
35 Thomas Kempf 1B 6-2 245 Sophomore Chicago, Ill.
42 Austin McWhite OF/1B 6-0 202 Senior Orlando, Fla.
44 Nathan Schneiderman LHP 6-5 225 Sophomore German Valley, Ill.
48 Alex Linderwell RHP 5-8 145 Freshman Manchester, Iowa
49 Cody Kramschuster SS 5-9 163 Sophomore Windsor, Wis.
50 Marquis Dew 3B/1B 6-1 250 Freshman Lisbon, Iowa

2017 University of Dubuque Baseball Schedule


March 4 at Millikin College (1x9) Clayton, Mo. L, 6-11
March 5 at Fontbonne College (2x9) Clayton, Mo.

W, 13-9
W, 10-6

March 11

Spring Break -- March 11-19

Fort Myers, Fla.  
March 12

Edgewood (1x9)

Fort Myers, Fla. L, 5-8
March 13

New York University (2x9)

Fort Myers, Fla.

L, 6-12
W, 10-9

March 14

Carroll (1x9)

Fort Myers, Fla. W, 11-6
March 15 Galluadet (1x9) Fort Myers, Fla. W, 5-0
March 16 North Park University (1x9) Fort Myers, Fla. L, 2-8
March 17 Wisconsin Lutheran (1x9) Fort Myers, Fla. L, 6-4
March 25 at Central College (1x9) *** (NOTE CHANGE due to weather) Pella, Iowa W, 8-5
March 26 at Central College (2x9) *** (NOTE CHANGE due to weather) Pella, Iowa

W, 10-9 (10)
W, 2-1

March 28 at Concordia University Chicago (1x7/1x9) Chicago, Ill.

L, 1-2
W, 9-7

March 31 vs. Buena Vista University (1x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa L, 3-4
April 1 vs. Buena Vista University (2x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa L, 1-5
W, 6-1
April 4 vs Clarke University (1x9) Dubuque, Iowa L, 0-6
April 7 vs. Simpson College (1x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa W, 5-4 (13)
April 8 vs. Simpson College (2x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa W, 7-0
W, 9-5
April 11 at Clarke University (1x9) Peosta, Iowa L, 4-12

April 15

April 17

at Coe College (2x9) ***

at Coe College (1x9) ***

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 1-13
W, 6-0

W, 9-3

April 18 at Martin Luther College (2x7) (Cancelled) New Ulm, Minn.  
April 21 at Nebraska Wesleyan University (1x9) *** Lincoln, Neb. W, 2-1
April 22 at Nebraska Wesleyan University (2x9) *** Lincoln, Neb. 12:00 p.m.
April 25 vs. Luther College (2x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa 1:00 p.m.
April 28 vs. Loras College (1x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa (UD) 3:00 p.m.
April 29 vs. Loras College (2x9) *** Dubuque, Iowa (UD) 1:00 p.m.
May 2 at Luther College (1x9) *** Decorah, Iowa 3:00 p.m.
May 5 at Wartburg College (1x9) *** Waverly, Iowa 6:00 p.m.
May 6 at Wartburg College (2x9) *** Waverly, Iowa 1:00 p.m.
May 11 at Iowa Conference Tournament
   - Veterans Memorial Stadium
Cedar Rapids, Iowa TBA
May 18 at NCAA Division III Regionals   TBA
May 26 at NCAA Division III Championships
   - Fox Cities Stadium
Appleton, Wis. TBA
  *** Iowa Conference opponent    

 

 

 

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  

Luke Kalb
Luke Kalb
Assistant Baseball Coach

MBA (in progress), University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3646
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: 224 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Coach Soine is beginning his second season as the Graduate Assistant coach at the University of Dubuque. Currently enrolled in the UD MBA program, he will graduate with a Masters Degree in June of 2017. He is a graduate of Grand View University in Des Moines, IA with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing. He also earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN.

Soine currently serves as hitting coach, outfield coach, catching coach, first base coach, and recruiting assistant.

In Soine's first year at the University of Dubuque, the team qualified for the conference tournament; a goal the program had failed to achieve in the previous ten seasons. Under Soine's direction, the outfielders had a combined .967 FLD% and one outfielder earned First Team All-IIAC honors. As a team, the hitters increased numbers in all statistical categories and decreased the number of strike outs by 38% from the pervious season.

Soine was a member of the 2013 MCC Championship team at Grand View University. Following with the first ever National Tournament win in program history against LSU-Shreveport (LA). He also played two seasons as an outfielder at Century College before transferring to Grand View.

After Soine had played his last collegiate game, he ended with a career batting average of .309, an on base percentage of .443, 70 stolen bases, and two MCC All Conference honors. 


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