Waupun Baseball Looks To Have Fun & Improve During Summer League

Baseball players in Waupun are gearing up for the Badgerland Summer High School League which kicks off this week across South Central Wisconsin.  Waupun head coach Derrick Standke says that his team has worked hard in fall leagues, and attended many open gyms over the winter to get ready for the WIAA and American Legion seasons before COVID-19 denied those opportunities.  He says after a lot of sitting and waiting this spring they are looking forward to the opportunity to play.

Waupun has 13 players out for the varsity team, with five of those being seniors.  Standke says that the team philosophy will be a bit more relaxed than a typical WIAA or American Legion season.  He says across the board the team’s goals are to have a good time and maybe learn a new spot.  Standke adds that some of the younger players are also out to prove themselves as they try and earn a position on next year’s team.

During a typical American Legion season, Waupun wouldn’t be practicing very much, but with a pretty inactive summer Standke says they have schedule three practices a week to try and get their bodies into game shape.

Standke think’s Waupun’s pitching should be pretty deep, this season, with a lot of different guys getting an opportunity on the mound.   With games pretty much every Monday through Thursday in July, they will need eight to ten pitchers on the hill per week.

Waupun’s varsity will open up the season tonight when they travel to St. Mary’s Springs in Fond du Lac.   They will play an 18-game varsity schedule.

Waupun will also have a JV and JV2 squad.

Click the link to hear a complete interview with Waupun baseball coach Derrick Standke.

Waupun 2020 Club Varsity Roster

2 Brayden Sanders 2020

5 Trent Ferris 2021

7 Cole Hicken 2021

8 Austin Wiese 2021

9 Jarrett Buchholz 2020

11 Carson Bresser 2021

13 Noah Gerritson 2021

14 Rhyer Smit 2021

18 Keegan Hartgerink 2020

20 Jaden White 2020

22 Baron Buchholz 2020

25 Drew Sauer 2021

42 Wyatt Paul 2021


2020 Waupun Varsity Schedule

Wed 6/24 @ St. Mary’s Springs – 7:30pm

Mon 6/29 Fond du Lac – 7pm

Tue 6/30 @ Laconia – 6pm

Wed 7/1 @ Brownsville – 6:30pm

Thu 7/2 Watertown – 6:30pm

Mon 7/6 @ Mayville – 7pm

Tue 7/7 Randolph – 7pm

Wed 7/8 @ Ripon – 7pm

Thu 7/9 @ Beaver Dam – 6pm

Mon 7/13 @ Fond du Lac – 6:30pm

Tue 7/14 St. Mary’s Springs – 7pm

Wed 7/15 Ripon – 7pm

Thu 7/16 Brownsville – 7pm

Mon 7/20 Mayville – 7pm

Tue 7/21 Laconia – 7pm

Mon 7/27 @Watertown – 6:30pm

Tue 7/28 @Randolph – 6pm

Wed 7/29 Beaver Dam – 7pm




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