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Wesmen To Play The Goldeyes

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Aside from playing their home games at Shaw Park this season, which happens to be the home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The Wesmen baseball team will actually get a chance to play the Goldeyes.

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Baseball program in conjunction with the Winnipeg Goldeyes announced today that the Goldeyes will play the Wesmen in an exhibition game at Shaw Park on Friday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced at a later date.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to have our players be on the same field with the Goldeyes", said Wesmen head coach Mike Krykewich

The Wesmen will begin their inaugural season with a three game set (March 5-7) at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Winnipeg’s first home game at Shaw Park is scheduled to be a doubleheader against Dakota College – Bottineau.


Team Black Wins Inaugural Wesmen World Series


Monday, October 17, 2011
- Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black pounded Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red on Monday 9-2 at Koskie Field in seven innings to win the inaugural Wesmen World Series 4-3 in the best of seven series.

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Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black scored three runs in the fifth on an RBI triple by Justin Voth, a passed ball, and an RBI double by Josh Robinson.

Josh Loewen handled Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red's lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black's pitcher allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks over seven innings.

Wes Pomeranski, Josh Malcomson, Robinson, Voth, Mitchell, and Paul Esteves each got hits for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black.

Wes Pomeranski made three outstanding plays in the field, robbing Team Red of three singles. He busted his belt in the cause.

The bottom of the first saw Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black take an early lead, 2-0. Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black got things going when Malcomson singled. Then scored Pomeranski. The scoreboard lit up again for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black when Malcomson scored on a passed ball.

Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fourth, scoring two runs on an RBI single by Mike Buffie. 



Team Black Wins To Force Game Seven

Friday, October 14, 2011 - Paul Esteves went 4-4 at the plate to help Wesmen Team Black to a 10-5 victory Friday night in game six of the inaugural Wesmen World Series. The best of seven series is now tied at three. The seventh and deciding game will be played Monday night at Koskie Field.

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Meany Throws No-Hitter,Team Black Defeats Team Red

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Mike Meany was great on Thursday, throwing a no-hitter in Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black's 6-0 victory over Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red. The Wesmen Red/Black series is now at 2 games to 3 in favor or Team Red. Game 6 will be played Friday at Kosie field at 3:45PM.

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No Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red batter was able to locate Meany's pitches during the game. Meany threw a no-hitter, striking out six batters and walking three while recording his momentous feat. He got Hourihan to ground out for the final out of the game.

Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black blew out Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red thanks to nine hits, including four extra base hits. Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black scored three runs in the fourth on an RBI triple by Josh Malcomson, a sacrifice fly by Meany.

Malcomson was solid at the plate for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black. Malcomson went 2-3, drove in one and scored two runs.

Meany threw seven innings of scoreless ball for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black.
Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the third, scoring three runs on a fielder's choice.


Team Black falls 10-3 to Team Red Despite Meany's Effort

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Team Black racked up four hits, but it wasn't enough, as Team Black were 10-3 losers on Tuesday at the hands of Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red at Koskie Field.

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Mike Meany led Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black's offensive threat, as he got on base two times in the game. He scored two runs and had one RBI. Meany tripled in the sixth inning.

Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red came out swinging, scoring five runs in the first inning to jump ahead of Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black early.

Josh Drews handled Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black's lineup with ease, racking up 11 strikeouts. Josh Drews allowed only two earned runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings. Drews get's the win for Team Red while Josh Loewen takes the loss for Team Black.

The fifth and possibly deciding game of the Wesmen World Series takes place at Koskie field Thursday October 13th at 4:15PM.


Team Black Wins Game Three

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - Team Black got back into the inaugural World Series with a 7-6 victory over Team Red Thursday evening at Koskie Park. Team Red holds a 2-1 series lead in the best of five.

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Game four will be played Tuesday at Koskie Field.


Wesmen Red win second game of Red/Black Series


Tuesday, October 4, 2011 -
Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black's Josh Loewen struck out seven batters, but Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black provided little run support, allowing Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red to steal a 3-2 win Tuesday at Koskie Field.



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Jameson Krentz carried Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red's offense and pitching in the victory.

Krentz had a strong game at the plate for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red. Krentz went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. Krentz homered in the fifth inning and singled in the sixth inning.

Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black was unable to make good contact against Krentz. Krentz held Winnipeg Wesmen Team Black hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Ryan Khuty pushed Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red ahead, in the seventh inning, and the lead lasted until the final out. Matt Smith reached on an error to start the seventh. He then went from first to second on a single by Donald. Finally, Khuty came to the plate with the score tied at two, and singled, plating Smith.

Bret Heselwood got the win for Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red. He allowed two runs over four innings. The Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red pitcher struck out six, walked eight and surrendered two hits.

Neither team scored until the fifth when Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red got on the board. Winnipeg Wesmen Team Red collected its runs on a home run by Krentz.




Drews Brothers Combine To Defeat Team Black


Monday, October 3, 2011
- Josh Drews tossed three hit baseball over five innings and Nick Drews drilled a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help Team Red to a 9-3 victory in game one of the inaugural World Series at Koskie Park.

Game two of the best of seven series take place on Tuesday night at Koskie Park. Game time is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.

Team Black will start Josh Loewen. Team Red will counter with Bret Heselwood.





Baseball Marathon Fundraiser A Great Success

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - The inaugural Wesmen Baseball Marathon Fundraising event was a great success. Held this past Saturday at Shaw Park raised over $13000 for the Wesmen Varsity Boy’s Baseball Program.


The Wesmen Baseball team collected $9500 in pledges and an additional $4000 was raised at the ball park thru pledges and silent auction draws.

Some of the prizes included an autographed Buck Pierce helmet, Team Canada Baseball jersey and hat and tickets to a Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets game.

The team and community groups played a total of 100 innings that lasted a total of eight hours.

“The Wesmen Baseball program would like to thank the Winnipeg Goldeyes, Home Run Sports and the staff at both The University of Winnipeg and at Baseball Manitoba for their outstanding support at this event. I want to also thank those who pledged and attended this inaugural event. As a result of the outpouring support the program will be able to use the funds for a planned spring trip to Minneapolis”, said Head Coach Mike Krykewich.

Student-athletes in the Wesmen baseball program are currently attending classes and training. The team will begin its full slate of games beginning in the Spring of 2012.

In its first full season of competition, the team will play 35 to 40 spring games against National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Junior Colleges Athletic Association (NJCAA) competition. The goal is to have the program compete as a full member of the NAIA within a few years. The closest NAIA conference is the Dakota Athletic Conference, which features schools in North and South Dakota.




Wesmen Baseball Adds Seven To Current Roster



Thursday, July 7, 2011 - The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Baseball Program has expanded its roster. Head coach Mike Krykewich is pleased to announce the addition of seven players to their current roster. The following players will begin classes and training this September and prepare for their full slate of games beginning in the spring of 2012.

Bennett Podolsky (RH Pitcher- Winnipeg, MB)
- Member of the 2011 Red River Pioneer Midget Team
- Played on the 2010 Provincial Youth Selects Team

Chris Hourihan (Infielder - Winnipeg, MB)
- Member of the 2011 Winnipeg South Chiefs Junior Team

Michael Meany (Third Base/Pitcher - Thunder Bay, ON)
- Previously played at Ellsworth Community College (Iowa)

Nick Drews (Utility Player - Ericksdale, MB)
- Previously played at Mayville State (North Dakota)

Josh Drews (LH Pitcher - Ericksdale, MB)
- Senior transfer from Mayville State (North Dakota)

Danny Braun (LH Pitcher - Morris, MB)
- Member of the South Central Midget AAA Team

Jeremy Shebaylo (Third/First Base - Winnipeg, MB)
- Member of the St.Boniface Legionnaires (AA)


"The program continues to develop with the addition of these players. We are very excited to add players with previous college baseball experience and look forward to working with these new players”, added head coach Mike Krykewich.




Baseball Expands Roster By Eleven

Monday, May 2 , 2011 - The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Baseball Program has expanded its current roster with the addition of 11 Manitoba born players to the program. Head coaches Guy Yerama and Mike Krykewich are pleased to announce the following additions to their current roster:

Josh Robinson (Outfielder - Winnipeg, MB) 
- Member of the St.James A’s Midget team - Member of 2008 Manitoba Prospects team 

Justin Voth (Pitcher/Utility  - Altona, MB)
- Member of the Altona Bisons Junior team 

Ethan Plante (Pitcher - Winnipeg, MB)
- Member of the St.James Midget team - Student at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate 

Jamieson Krentz (Pitcher/Utility - Steinbach, MB)
-Member of the Carillon Sultans Junior team - Member of the Winnipeg Wolf and Manitoba Prospects team 

Drew Haight (Catcher/Utility - Cartwright, MB)
 - Attended Dakota College at Bottineau - Played both baseball and hockey 

Matthew Smith (Infielder - Winnipeg, MB)
- Member of the Red River Valley Pioneers   

Bret Hesslewood (Pitcher/Utility - Brandon, MB)
- Member of the Brandon Cloverleaf’s - Played on the 2005 Team Manitoba squad at the Canada Summer Games

Caleb Smith (Pitcher - Roblin, MB)
- Played in the St.Boniface Legionnaires baseball system 

Michael Buffie (Infielder - Winnipeg, MB)
- Played and coached in the North Winnipeg Baseball Association - Playing experience in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League 

Josh Malcolmson (Infielder - Winnipeg, MB)
 - Former collegiate player at Dakota State
- Member of the 2010 MJBL Championship team with St. Boniface Legionnaires 

Josh Loewen (Pitcher - Carberry, MB)
 - Played for Jamestown College (North Dakota) - Member of the 2005 Canada Summer Games team
- Played for the Neepawa Farmers in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League      

“We are very happy to add a variety of Manitoba born players to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Baseball program. We expect them all to be great contributors to both our program and the University of Winnipeg, said head coach Mike Krykewich

The current Wesmen Baseball program currently features 21 players. All players will begin classes and training this September and prepare for their full slate of games beginning in the spring of 2012.







UWINNIPEG ADDS BASEBALL TO ITS WESMEN SPORTS PROGRAM

MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011 - The University of Winnipeg announced today that it is adding baseball to its family of Wesmen sports teams. Student-athletes in the Wesmen baseball program will begin classes and training in September 2011 with its full slate of games beginning in the Spring of 2012.


In its first full season of competition, the team will play 35 to 40 spring games against National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Junior Colleges Athletic Association (NJCAA) competition. The goal is to have the program compete as a full member of the NAIA within a few years. The closest NAIA conference is the Dakota Athletic Conference, which features schools in North and South Dakota.

“The addition of a baseball program is another example of how we are meeting the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Athletics and Academics,” said UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. “One of the mandates from the Task Force was that we broaden and deepen our athletic programs, both from a community and competitive perspective. There are increasing demands for university and community sports programming - meaningful programming that goes beyond our traditional views of sport. By adding baseball, we further meet these demands in a positive way.”


Like all Wesmen teams, the baseball team will do more than just play games.


“The student-athletes in our baseball program will give back to the community at large and, in particular, the inner-city community by holding camps, workshops and clinics,” said Athletic Director Doran Reid. “Baseball is a popular sport that continues to show growth in the downtown and in the Aboriginal communities. We look forward to working with partners like Baseball Manitoba and the Winnipeg Goldeyes to develop the sport within our community.”

The University announced that Guy Yerama and Mike Krykewich will coach the Wesmen baseball team. Both individuals have significant coaching experience within the province. The team will play its games at Shaw Park - home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association. Shaw Park is one of the top minor professional parks in North America.


Funding for the program will come entirely from outside sources, such as donations, sponsorship, game receipts, camps and other fundraising efforts.


HUNTER, POMARENSKY FIRST COMMITMENTS TO WESMEN BASEBALL

The University of Winnipeg is also pleased to announce the commitments of it’s first   two players to the Wesmen Baseball program. Head Coach Guy Yerama announced that local players Cody Hunter and Wes Pomarensky have become the first players to commit to the newly formed Wesmen Baseball program.

Cody Hunter Bio

·    Member of the 2010 Western Canadian Junior Champions Elmwood Giants team.

·    Played for the AAA Red River Pioneers bantam and midget teams

·    Played for the Team Manitoba Baseball 15 and 16 year old prospects team

·    Starting second baseman for the Youth Selects (2007), coached by Guy Yerama

·    Named the 2008 Midget Provincial All-Star and played for the Elmwood Giants Junior as an underage player.

·    Named the Manitoba Junior Baseball League all star second baseman in 2008

·    In 2009 played for the provincial Champion Elmwood Junior Giants and was a member of the 2009 Canada Summer Games team.

·    Recently named a 2010 MJBL all star and was a member of Team Manitoba that captured it’s first national title in 28 years.

·    Currently in his second year at the U of W in the Faculty of Education with a major in kinesiology and minor in mathematics.

·    Active member in instructing youth player camps for Baseball Manitoba

Wes Pomarensky Bio

·    Member of the 2010 Western Canadian Junior Champions Elmwood Giants team and Team Manitoba.

·    Played bantam and midget baseball for the AAA North Winnipeg Pirates

·    Played for the Elmwood Giants Junior Team (2001-2010) winning two junior championships in 2007 and 2009

·    Named the 2009 Manitoba Junior Baseball League all star short stop

·    Honoured by the MJBL coaches as the winner of the Jacobucci Domes Award which combines sportsmanship and ability

·    Currently in his fourth year in the Bachelor of Arts/Kinesiology program at the U of Winnipeg

·    Active in working youth player camps and as a assistant coach with Team Manitoba Western Canada Games team