WolfPack baseball hoping to finish strong


Madison College’s Evan Iwinski gets hit by a pitch during his team’s game against Carl Sandburg College on April 21.

The Madison College baseball team takes a 31-9 overall record and a No. 6 national ranking into the final week before tournament play begins.
Despite a few recent stumbles, the WolfPack remains in position to repeat as conference champion and make another deep run in the tournament.
Madison College has a 5-1 overall record after splitting with Joliet Junior College on April 29. All that’s left on the conference schedule is a doubleheader with the College of DuPage on May 4.
Win both games against DuPage, and the WolfPack will be outright conference champion again since Joliet already has two conference losses as does DuPage.
Madison College has been led offensively this season by Gabe Roessler, Shepard Carson and Dayton Rozinski-Hicks.
Roessler has a .360 batting average with 41 hits in 114 at-bats, including nine doubles, two triples and one home run. He has scored 41 runs and driven in 26.
Shepard is hitting .346 with 27 hits in 78 at-bats with six doubles. He has scored 28 runs and driven in 15.
Rozinski-Hicks has a .325 batting average with 22 hits in 68 at-bats with two doubles and a triple. He has scored 20 times and driven in 17 runs.
Will Johannes leads the team in home runs this season with five. He is batting .273 and has five doubles and two triples.
On the mound, Alex Hayes and Andres Kleinsek lead the team with 5-0 records. Hayes has a 2.83 earned run average and has pitched 41.1 innings with 49 strikeouts. Kleinsek has a 1.63 earned run average and has pitched 27.2 innings. He has struck out 28 batters.
Chris Byhre boasts a 4-2 record, with a 2.38 earned run average in 34.0 innings pitched. He as struck out 35 batters.