Wayne State – 2010 Baseball Schedule

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Wayne State College (NE) has posted their baseball schedule for the upcoming 2010 baseball season – Wayne State 2010 Baseball Schedule

The Wildcats open their season against instate rival Nebraska – Kearney but to play each other they are heading to Golden, CO.  Their non-conference schedule has a decidedly central US flavor to it as they play in Colorado, Kansas & a spring tourney in Indiana.  They have 2 games in late March (home and home) against D2’s 2009 National Runner-up, Emporia State.  Wayne State also has 2 non-conference sets against Northern Sun opponents, both at neutral sites (Winona State at the Metrodome and Upper Iowa in Kansas).

The 4 conference teams they avoid playing this year are Winona State, Upper Iowa, Southwest Minnesota State & Mary.  Interestingly, they show Minnesota Duluth as home games while Duluth shows them as being played in Minneapolis. 

The Wildcats are coming off of 6 straight Northern Sun Conference regular season titles and are certainly a favorite for 2010 with a strong returning senior class.  If it weren’t for a brand new head coach they’d probably be the hands down favorite to repeat again but that change at the top might give conference foes a little glimmer of hope.  Wayne State should be a heavy favorite to be among the top 2-3 teams with whomever is calling the shots.

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22 Responses to “Wayne State – 2010 Baseball Schedule”


  1. 1 WSCDad November 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

    You are correct about the senior class at Wayne – not only experienced, but kids who have had great success throughout their careers. They really only lost 2 position players and a pitcher from a team that lost in the regional finals, so hopes are high in Wayne America.

    As for Coach Disch – he has been an integral part of Manganaro’s staff for a while now, and I for one don’t expect a large dropoff in that area. The boys seem to like and respect him – and they know him, as he has been their hitting and position coach. So, don’t look for a big slump in the coaching staff.

    Although I would have liked to have gone to Florida or Georgia in February, the ‘Cats non-con is strong and they should enter the conference season well prepared. Besides the home and home with ESU, the trip to Indiana will offer really great competition (rather than traveling to Florida to play games with conference teams.) Coach Archuleta (5 years as a Manganaro asst) has a strong team at USI. They played in the regional final last year and were in the world series in ’07.

    So, good luck to everybody. Looking forward to February.

  2. 2 fishingmn November 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Nice recap.

    The only thing I’d challenge is that I’m guessing one of the reasons so many teams are heading to the RussMatt is because they expect to NOT play conference foes. That was a problem with the Fort Myers Tourney last year – not enough other teams there which forced teams to play conference opponents. The RussMatt should have enough variety to avoid that for the most part. That said, they could end up with a D3 game or 2.

    Here’s a list of last year’s teams and just judging by how many NSIC teams are heading there I’m sure it will be bigger this year – http://www.russmattbaseball.com/?page=teams&tournament=b-cf

    • 3 WSCDad November 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm

      That is really a big event. I suppose that it comes down to dollars available. I don’t know the WSC reasoning – I suppose a trip to the regionals and hopefully the world series is an expensive venture. Plus the early games in the dome and the trip to Indiana. Oh well, maybe it will be warm in Colorado!!

      • 4 John Plasha Sr. November 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm

        I don’t think the travel expenses to the regionals and hopefully beyond are the reason there is no spring trip down south for WSC. From what I’ve been told the NCAA funds travel, lodgeing, and supplies a meal allowance for 25 players, as well as the coaches and the trainer. From what I remember the reason the team bussed it to Grand Junction and the Central Region Torney last year instead of flying was because they wanted to take more then the 25 players the NCAA would subsidize which in my opinion was the stand-up thing to do. Also I don’t see how the early games in The Dome can be the reason there is no Russ Matt Invite as more then a few other teams in the NSIC play games there with one of them (St.Cloud St.) playing 20 contest inside in Feb. I’m sure there is some other reason that the team isn’t going down south I just don’t know what it is. And last but not least, Although I like your positive thinking as far as hopeing it is warn in Colorado in Feburary I will be buying “Refundable” airplane tickets.

  3. 5 fishingmn November 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    The NCAA subsidizes travel? I don’t think so.

    I know at Minnesota Duluth the team has arranged for the players to work at other sporting events with the money going toward the spring trip. Baseball players work at all football games, volleyball & women’s basketball doing security, ticketing & other duties. They work men’s hockey doing valet parking (D1 hockey is big deal). Each player has a mandatory number of games they must work. They take 30 players to Florida.

    There’s no way they do that much work to only cover 5 extra players – I’m pretty sure that this covers the whole trip.

  4. 6 WSCDad November 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Our kids work concessions and such at other sports events. We did take extra kids to the regionals but I do remember discussions of budget constraints.

    They did take the bus instead of plane so the extra kids could go. As for the NCAA subsidizing – I hadn’t heard that.

    • 7 John Plasha November 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm

      Hey fishinman,
      The travel I’m refering to that is subsidized is to the Regionals and beyond not the Spring Trip. I was directing my comments to WSCDad where he was wondering why there was no spring trip and said “I suppose a trip to the regionals and hopefully the world series is an expensive venture” meaning there wasn’t enough to do both. Our kids like the ones you refer to work lots of other sports games as well as run baseball camps and seek out donations from just about anywhere they can. And just for the record not going on a spring trip down south is a dissapointment but it in no way takes away from the enjoyment and pleasure the boys derive from playing for such a first class organization as WSC.

  5. 8 fishingmn November 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    That makes sense John – I was aware of the Regional stipend.

    Let me know if you guys will be at the Metrodome in February.

  6. 10 WSCDad November 13, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I will be there too.

  7. 11 WSCDad November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    And I only made it to 22 games last year. Damn, I should have made the spring trip!!

  8. 12 Wow December 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Division 2 Preseason All-Americans were released today. They must be sleeping if no one from Wayne made any of the teams. For me it takes something away from this.
    FIRST TEAM
    Catcher: T.J. Nichols, sr., Indiana (Pa.)
    First Baseman: Kenny Burkhead, sr., Emporia State
    Second Baseman: Jason Morriss, sr., Angelo State
    Third Baseman: Matt Bauer, sr., Southwest Minnesota State
    Shortstop: Jesus Arzaga, sr., Regis
    Outfielder: *Kevin Becker, sr., Mesa State; +Sam DiMatteo, sr., California (Pa.); &J.J. Putt, sr., Regis
    Designated Hitter: *Travis Howard, sr., USC Aiken
    Utility Player: +Will Gowdy, sr., Ouachita Baptist
    Starting Pitcher: Keith Couch, jr., Adelphi; *Gabriel Duran, jr.,
    ., Dowling; &Ajay Meyer, sr., Ashland;
    &Max Russell, jr., Florida Southern; *Dan Wright, sr., Lynn
    Relief Pitcher: Tim Dupuis, sr., Assumption; Trevor Leach, jr., Southern Indiana

    SECOND TEAM
    Catcher: Pat Trettel, sr., Seton Hill
    First Baseman: +Keith Towne, sr., Angelo State
    Second Baseman: Seth Fox, sr., Upper Iowa
    Third Baseman: Blake Cover, sr., Nebraska-Kearney
    Shortstop: &Vance Albitz, sr., UC San Diego
    Outfielder: Nate Baumann, jr., Augustana (S.D.); Sean Harrell, sr.,Georgia College & State U.;
    Derek Migrants, sr., Assumption
    Designated Hitter: &Jason Carr, sr., Mesa State
    Utility Player: &Tyler Choate, sr., Southern Indiana
    Starting Pitcher: &Logan Birr, so., St. Cloud State; Vince Lloyd, sr., Slippery Rock; Ben Minard, sr.,
    Ashland; Matt Rossman, sr., UC San Diego; &Tim Shibuya, jr., UC San Diego.
    Relief Pitcher: &Martin Dewald, sr., Georgia College & State U.; Daniel Tillman, jr., Florida Southern

    THIRD TEAM
    Catcher: Zach Maggard, jr., Florida Southern
    First Baseman: &Andrew Kinney, sr., Southwest Minnesota State
    Second Baseman: Billy Messer, sr., Slippery Rock
    Third Baseman: &Jacob Petkac, sr., Ashland
    Shortstop: Nick Spisak, sr., West Chester
    Outfielder: Isaac Garcia, sr., Angelo State; Jesse Lancaster, sr., Mount Olive; Jacob Oswalt, sr., Slippery
    Rock; Brayan Valencia, sr., Nova Southeastern
    Designated Hitter: #Chris Adamson, sr., Angelo State
    Utility Player: Brenden Furrow, sr., Concordia-St. Paul
    Starting Pitcher: David Deminsky, sr., St. Cloud State; Jeremy Gigliotti, sr., East Stroudsburg; Ben
    Graham, sr. Emporia State; Colby Killian, sr., Emporia State; Joe Scumaci, sr., Lewis
    Relief Pitcher: Jeffrey Asby, sr., Angelo State; Craig Blair, so., Angelo State; Bret Severtson, sr.,
    Augustana (S.D.)
    HONORABLE MENTION
    Catcher: Bob Stumpo, sr., West Chester; MarcoTorres, sr., Felician. First Baseman: Ryan Geffert, so.,
    Southern Connecticut State; Ryan McCrory, sr., Alabama-Huntsville; Ben Minard, sr., Ashland; Kyle
    Orensky, sr., West Chester. Second Baseman: Ryan McCormick, jr., Millersville; Chase Presley, so.,
    Harding; Mickey Zudonyi, jr., Felician. Third Baseman: None. Shortstop: Paul Bingham, sr., Indiana
    (Pa.); Wade Kirkland, jr., Florida Southern. Outfielder: T.J. Greig, sr., Molloy; Cody Kulp, so.,
    Shippensburg; Tom Longoni, sr., Upper Iowa; Greg Pron, jr., West Florida. Designated Hitter: Mike
    Walczak, sr., Rockhurst. Utility Player: Derek Kline, sr., Millersville; Lucas Wilsing, sr., Upper Iowa.
    Pitcher: Colby Betz, sr., Indiana (Pa.); Brodie Brumley, sr., Harding; Kyle Cline, so., Harding; Kevin
    Johnson, sr., West Florida; Tommy Kahnle, Lynn; Patrick Lenton, sr., Minnesota State; Jared Loschen, sr.,
    Nebraska-Kearney; &Phil MesState; Steven
    Stewart, sr., Molloy.serian, sr., Felician; Adam Schrader, sr., Southwest Minnesota State; Steven
    Stewart, sr., Molloy.

  9. 13 John Plasha Sr. December 15, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What an injustice to some kids from Wayne State and a lot of kids from the NSIC. Congrats to the few that made it! Although there should have been more than a few more.

  10. 14 Wow December 16, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Wendte and Bond from Wayne for sure. How do you leave both of those guys out. I am not pleased and I am a Augie Fan. Now they did have the easiest schedule last year so that may have helped.

    • 15 John Plasha December 16, 2009 at 6:26 am

      Hey Wow,
      I need to send you something. Do you mind shareing your E-mail address? If you do let me know and I’ll give you mine.

  11. 16 Wow December 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Waiting to hear

  12. 17 fishingmn December 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I would have posted about this yesterday but I thought I’d put on my journalism hat and take a deep breath before going on a rant about Wendte and Bond.

    So I went and read the press release again yesterday and it clearly stated that the players had to be nominated by the SID’s at each school. First thing this morning I put in a call to Mike Grosz who is the Sports Information Director at Wayne State to see if in fact they dropped the ball or the entire process was flawed. I have a very hard time believing Wendte would be left off if he had been nominated. So lets just see if the SID has an explanation. If he did get nominated it would be an injustice for sure.

  13. 18 Wow December 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I was looking at Wayne St roster and Eric Bond is not on the 2010 list. Can anyone give some insight.

      • 20 John Plasha Sr. December 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

        Hey fishingmn,
        I had a feeling something was amiss. In Wendte’s case it didn’t make sense the young man made NCBWA 3rd Team and ABCA 1st team All-American at the end of last season and then nothing this year. If that truely is the reason then somebody’s head should be on a plate. Some of these kids have a chance of possibly playing some baseball after college and these teams are the surest way of getting their name out there. All of these boys put a lot of time and effort into the Game and it would be a shame not getting their due recgonition because of someone elses oversight. I hate to jump to conclusions but I’ll be watching closely to see how this pans out.

  14. 21 fishingmn December 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    No word from the SID today – I’ll call the new coach tomorrow to try and get an explanation on both the nominations and the status of Bond.

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