Beaver Dam Opens Summer Baseball Season At Hartford Tonight

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.

Click the link to hear a complete interview with Nate Wilke


Beaver Dam Varsity Badgerland Schedule

Hartford Away 6/29/2020 7:00 PM Hartford
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
Jefferson Away 7/21/2020 7:45 PM
Watertown Home 7/23/2020 6:00 PM Beaver Dam High School
Mayville Home 7/27/2020 6:00 PM Beaver Dam High School
Waupun Away 7/29/2020 7:00 PM Waupun
Fond du Lac Away 7/30/2020 6:30 PM Fondy Baseball Complex

Beaver Dam Badgerland Varsity Roster

Broden Boschert    2   Sr    OF
Eli Wilke                 4    Sr   IF
Adam Chase           9    Sr  OF-P
Drew Pawicz          10    Sr   OF
Carter Riesen         11     Jr  OF-IF-P
Kyle Wheeler-Wood   14    Jr   OF-P
Bradon Franke       15      Sr    IF-OF-P
Ian Wendt-Utrie       16     Sr   C
Nick Curro                17    Jr    IF-P
Alex Soto                  20    So    IF-P-OF
Jeffrey Bemis             22   Sr    IF
Wes Biel                    27    Jr    IF-P-C
Griff Wicklund           35      Jr     IF

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