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Derek Heffel is moving on to DI baseball

Zach Bailey, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

As a little boy picking up a baseball for the first time, Madison College pitcher Derek Heffel always dreamed of playing in the big leagues. Starting at the age of 14, Heffel began his quest to play at the next level with the goal of playing Division 1 baseball. As a junior at Racine St. Catherine...

Parr pitches no-hitter for WolfPack baseball

Parr pitches no-hitter for WolfPack baseball

Clarion Staff Report

April 20, 2016

Pitcher Brandon Parr may have provided one of the biggest highlights of what has been an up-and-down season for the Madison College baseball team. Parr pitched a no-hit 6-0 win against Elgin Community College in the first game of a doubleheader at home on April 14. The no-hitter was the first for...

At Milwaukee’s Miller Park, it’s a different ballgame

At Milwaukee’s Miller Park, it’s a different ballgame

Tiffany Pearson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

On April 9, with an outdoor temperature of 31 degrees, 19 seasoned Brewers fans and I set out to Milwaukee to catch the game between the Brewers and the Astros. Miller Park is known for tailgating, and we began our’s next to a friendly group of 40-somethings, who shared their hot dog buns in exchange...

Madison College baseball continues to improve

Madison College baseball continues to improve

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

April 6, 2016

By beating in-state rival Milwaukee Area Technical College in both games of a doubleheader on April 3, the Madison College baseball team drew closer to a .500 record. After the pair wins, the WolfPack stands at 10-11 overall and 5-1 in the North Central Community College Conference. Madison College...

Baseball team opens season in Arizona

Clarion Staff Report

March 22, 2016

A spring break trip to Arizona gave the Madison College men’s baseball team its first chance to get some games in this season. Although the 4-8 outcome wasn’t what some might have anticipated from the perennial powerhouse, it might not be an accurate gauge of what to expect from the WolfPack this...

Baseball team sends 11 players on to compete at 4-year schools

Clarion Staff report

August 25, 2015

Team success and individual success seem to go hand-in-hand for the Madison College baseball team. After a season that saw the team go 42-12 and advance to a record sixth straight NJCAA Division II World Series, the WolfPack baseball team has 11 players moving on to play at four-year colleges. Eight...

Wins piling up for Madison College baseball

Wins piling up for Madison College baseball

Clarion staff report

April 22, 2015

Conference play is in full swing, and the Madison College baseball team is off to a promising start. The team has a 15-1 record in North Central Community College Conference play, with its only loss coming in a doubleheader split on the road at Joliet Junior College. Madison College has eight conference...

WolfPack baseball team back on track

WolfPack baseball team back on track

Clarion staff report

April 8, 2015

Madison College’s baseball team may have stumbled a little on its spring break trip to Arizona, but the squad has recovered nicely in the games since then. The WolfPack has won nine of the 10 games it has played following spring break, including six victories over conference foes. Madison College...

WolfPack baseball team hopes to build on success

WolfPack baseball team hopes to build on success

Clarion staff report

March 25, 2015

Madison College’s baseball team has made five straight NJCAA Division II World Series appearances, finishing third the last two years. The team has won 70 percent or more of its games every season since 2008. In fact, the last non-winning season was in 2003, when the team finished 23-23. After...

WolfPack baseball team wins N4C title

WolfPack baseball team wins N4C title

Clarion staff report

May 7, 2014

As it prepares for the start of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament, the Madison College baseball team has won seven of its last eight games and claimed the N4C Conference title. The one loss during that stretch, a 4-2 setback against Harper College, prevented the WolfPack from going undefeated in conference...

WolfPack baseball ends season with sweep

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer

May 7, 2014

The Madison College WolfPack Baseball team finished off its regular season with a sweep of the South Suburban College Bulldogs in a doubleheader on May 5. Madison College won the first game, 6-0, and the second game, 3-1. Madison College finished the season with a 36-14 record, 11-1 in conference,...

WolfPack pitcher Kyle Krings fights back from ACL tear

WolfPack pitcher Kyle Krings fights back from ACL tear

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

Playing collegiate athletics is a serious accomplishment. Playing college athletics after suffering an ACL tear is even more of an accomplishment. The recovery from an injury can sometimes be a death sentence to a budding athletic career. Suffering two ACL tears in the same knee and coming back to play...

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