After being content with a lost baseball season because of COVID-19, the Beaver Dam baseball team is looking forward to the Badgerland Summer High School League. Beaver Dam coach Nate Wilke says that he’s especially excited for his seven seniors who will get a chance to not only be leaders on the field, but put some sort of closure to their high school careers.
Wilke says that Beaver Dam will field 13 players on the varsity roster and another 13 or 14 on the JV team this season. Those seven seniors on his squad include; Eli Wilke, Jeff Bemis. Bradon Franke, Wes Biel, Adam Chase, Broden Boschert, Drew Pawicz and Ian Wendt-Utrie.
Wilke says that he hopes to have a solid season as his kids were working hard and were in great baseball shape before COVID-19 cancelled their season. With six starters back on the high school team he felt like they were on the verge of having a heck of a season and hopes that will carry on into the Badgerland. As with the rest of the teams in the league, with limited time to practice, they have had to work extra hard getting their pitching ready to go. Wilke says that pitching coach Terry Kieffer has been putting in the time with everyone to get their arms ready. He says they should have seven or eight pitchers who will see time on the mound this season.
Wilke says expectations are high heading into the opener as he hopes to get as many kids playing time as possible, be competitive, and have fun. Wilke adds that he wants the seniors to have a great season and also wants the younger players to develop their skills.
Beaver Dam opens up their Badgerland season tonight as they travel to Hartford. The first pitch is set for 7pm. The home opener is Wednesday, July 1st against Laconia with a first pitch at 6pm.
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Beaver Dam Varsity Badgerland Schedule
|Laconia||Home||7/1/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Watertown||Away||7/6/2020||5:00 PM||Washington Park|
|Hartford||Home||7/8/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Waupun||Home||7/9/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Fond du Lac||Home||7/17/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Jefferson||Home||7/20/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Watertown||Home||7/23/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Mayville||Home||7/27/2020||6:00 PM||Beaver Dam High School|
|Fond du Lac||Away||7/30/2020||6:30 PM||Fondy Baseball Complex|
Beaver Dam Badgerland Varsity Roster
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