The Clarion

Is Baseball Actually Harder than Softball?

Size comparison of a softball next to a baseball.

Anica Graney , Editor-in-Chief 

October 14, 2020

The age-old question that has turned athlete against athlete, brother against sister: which sport is more difficult, baseball or softball? Baseball players and softball players have been battling against each other since the formation of each sport, each trying to prove that their sport is more diffic...

Passion for baseball started with T-ball, has grown since

Christina Gordon, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

When I was 6-years-old, my T-ball coach told me “as soon as I put the ball down you swing as hard as you can” so I listened to him. The next thing you heard was PING, you would have thought that I just hit a monster homerun.  But nope, not a homerun. I just hit my coach Steve Coon straight in...

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

Brandon Parr

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

Fans who visit Miller Park will find plenty of food options and many other distractions, both good and bad, to keep them occupied.

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’s Carson Carmody attempts to dodge the tag on a play at the plate against Kishwaukee College at home on March 28. Madison College lost the game, 8-5.

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

Madison College baseball player Matt Cole looks up after connecting with a pitch during a recent home game.

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

Madison College's Brandon Gibis makes a throw from third base during one of the team's games during the spring break trip.

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

Madison College’s Travis Hamilton prepares to round third base and head for home during one of the WolfPack baseball games in Arizona during spring break. The team went 3-7 during the trip and will open the home season on April 7.

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

Madison College first baseman Mike Jordahl waits for a pick-off throw from pitcher Nate Hoffmann during a recent game at home.

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...

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