Evanson named to WIAC baseball teamBesides Evanson, senior left-handed pitcher Dan Genrich (Wausau) and senior outfielder Robbie Veith (Brainerd) received honorable mention. Senior infielder Casey Dittel (Woodbury, Minn.) was Superior’s selection to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
University of Wisconsin-Superior’s T.J. Evanson, a sophomore first baseman from Lakeville, Minn., was named to the first team of the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s baseball team for the 2013 season..
The last Yellowjackets to receive All-WIAC First Team honors prior to Evanson were outfielder Paul Schlangen and left-handed pitcher T.J. Wink, who were selected in 2010.
Evanson enjoyed a stellar second season with the Yellowjackets, leading the team in several offensive categories. He batted a team best .375 while starting every game at first base; was tied for the team lead with 13 doubles and his 10 home runs matched the total from his freshman season. He also drove in 35 runs and was the only Yellowjacket to have 100 total bases for the year. In addition, Evanson cut down on his strikeouts between is freshman and sophomore seasons by 26.
“T.J. did a lot of good things for our team this season. He is a very gifted baseball player,” UWS coach Eddy Morgan said. “He has a lot of tools and if he continues to control the things he can control, like his work ethic and how much time he puts into his game, he will have opportunities to play the game beyond college. He’s a special player who made some great strides between his first two seasons here and I think he has the talent to take an even bigger step next year as a junior.”
Besides Evanson, senior left-handed pitcher Dan Genrich (Wausau) and senior outfielder Robbie Veith (Brainerd) received honorable mention. Senior infielder Casey Dittel (Woodbury, Minn.) was Superior’s selection to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
“We had a good season and were right in it until the last day, and that is a testament to the leadership that all of these players, as well as the other upperclassmen provided during the year,” Morgan said. “You will only be successful if you have good leadership and they did a great job of guiding the team this year. We wouldn’t have been in it until the last day without them doing the job the way they did it.”
NOTES: UW-Whitewater’s Mary Herum was named the Position Player of the Year; UW-Stevens Point’s JP Feyereisen is the Pitcher of the Year; UWW’s John Vodenlich is the Coach of the Year; and UW-La Crosse’s Adam Cordova is the Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete.