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The Warhawks Are On Top Of The World

by Tom King

It's always fun in the world of sports when ylou can use the words "never been done before". In a world of "been there, done that" it's interesting to see an accomplishment without peer. The UW-Whitewater baseball team helped their school to one of those moments yesterday. The Warhawks captured the NCAA D-3 baseball crown with a 4-0 victory over Emory College at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton. That wasnt a first...they had won the crown back in 2005. But, they did become the first college in any NCAA Division to win the football, mens basketball and baseball championships in the same school year. It's an amazing accomplishment. Division Three is loaded with quality athletic programs all over the country. And our D-3 programs in Wisconsin are second to none. And Whitewater doesnt have an easy road as they usually have to battle UW-Stevens Point in many of the sports to advance. Congrats to coaches Lance Leipold (Football), Pat Miller (Hoops) and John Vodenlich (baseball) and their players for accomplishing something that's never been done, and for establishing a tradition of excellence for their school.

The Brewers escaped with an exciting win last night, which can soften the fact that they blew another solid lead in the process. Yovanni Gallardo with a pinch-hit double to win the game after the team ran out of position players. Plus he was coming back from a sprained ankle and will start on the mound today. Ya gotta love baseball.. where the absurd is almost a daily occurance.

The Woodchucks dropped their opener last night in ugly fashion...six errors and eleven walks led to a 14-6 pasting by La Crosse. They get right back at it tonight taking on the Loggers again. You can hear the game on Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.

Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)

She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals (1988) remember when they were going to be the next big thing. Lead singer Roland Gift's birthday today...he's 52

Run Through The Jungle-Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) Happy 69th birthday to John Fogarty today...here's a great cut from the classic "Cosmos Factory" album