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Krueger, Witt are named All-WIAC

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Former Wildcats Jon Krueger, a junior at UW-Stout and James Witt, a junior at UW-La Crosse, have both received honorable mention to the 2018 All-WIAC Baseball Team.

Krueger worked predominantly in right field, but also played as the designated hitter, and was a Blue Devil leader at the plate where he batted .321 (36-for-112) with 13 runs scored, 13 RBI on two doubles, a triple and a home run.

Left-handed pitcher Witt went 3-1 with a 3.97 earned run average in 2018 for UWL. Appearing in seven games, including five starts, Witt earned victories over UW-Platteville (April 11), UW-Stevens Point (April 22) and UW-Stout (May 8). He pitched a season-high seven innings in the win over UW-Stevens Point while recording a season-high six strikeouts against UW-Platteville. Witt pitched 34 innings with 23 strikeouts.

Krueger was the Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year and Witt was the BRC Pitcher of the Year in River Falls' 2015 conference championship season. The Wildcats went on to win the regional and sectional championships before losing in the semifinals of the WIAA State Tournament. Both were also members of River Falls' 2015 American Legion state championship team.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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