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 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's Historic Season Comes to a Close

May 19, 2018

The University of Dubuque baseball team won their first game of the day over North Central but fell to Concorida-Chicago in the nightcap to close the historic season with a 25-17 record.

Spartans Beat Bethany Lutheran to Stay Alive

May 18, 2018

The University of Dubuque baseball team will play another day as they defeated Bethany Lutheran, 8-3 on Friday afternoon at the Midwest Regional.

View All Baseball News

Upcoming Events

View All Baseball Events

Become a Spartan!

If you're interested in playing baseball at the University of Dubuque, complete the prospect form, and a coach will be in touch.

2018 IIAC Champions

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Cody Kramschuster SS/2B 5-10 155 Senior Windsor, Wis.
2 Brandon Ramos C/OF 5-10 170 Sophomore Elgin, Iowa
3 Isalino JJ Valencia OF/C 5-6 170 Sophomore Marysville, Wash.
4 Tyler Imrich OF/INF 5-11 175 Senior Jacksonville, Fla.
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.
10 Tyler Lewan 3B/2B 6-0 190 Senior Golden, Colo.
11 Will Doherty C 6-2 215 Senior Cross Plains, Wis.
12 Dalton Garst 3B/1B/C 6-1 193 Senior Winnebago, 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
20 Doug Van Dyke RHP 6-2 220 Senior Bartlett, Ill.
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.
26 Phillip Mallory 2B/OF Sophomore Aurora, 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.

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.)


Duluth, Minn.


3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Past Seasons

Select a season for historical information and statistics

2017 Record Book