Thursday, November 15, 2012
The district's $150,000 contribution will help the baseball boosters organization pay for a $250,000 artificial turf installation in the diamond's infield.
Plans for a new Cahill Park baseball field are likely to move forward now that the Whitefish Bay School Board has granted $150,000 to the $400,000 project. The baseball field will be torn up next year for the storm water detention project the village plans to undertake. With the opportunity to renovate, Friends of Bay Baseball plans to install an artificial turf infield, a warning track, a natural grass outfield, a new scoreboard in right field, an improved concession stand and permanent concrete seating curved around the backstop area. Two dugouts are also planned. School Board members wanted to make sure that their $150,000 contribution would specifically go toward the $250,000 price tag for installing an artificial turf infield, foul …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The renovated Cahill Park baseball diamond would include two dugouts, permanent bleachers behind the backstop, artificial turf and a new scoreboard in right field.
Plans for a redesigned Cahill Park baseball diamond received approval Monday from the Whitefish Bay Village Board. The plans have been developed by Friends of Bay Baseball, the Whitefish Bay baseball boosters organization, with assistance from village officials. The group has passed out information about the new baseball diamond to neighboring residents, and last week, held an open house at the Cahill Park pavilion. The Village Board has already committed $50,000 to the field renovation, and Friends of Bay Baseball is planning to ask the Whitefish Bay School Board for $150,000 at a School Board meeting on Nov. 14. The organization plans to raise at least $200,000 through fundraising in the community. Trustees unanimously approved plans for…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The retired Brewers star will be on hand for the 10 a.m. ceremony, where a new sign will be unveiled and a flag pole will be dedicated to one of the park's founders.
A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning to dedicate the park formerly known as Water Tower Park to Whitefish Bay native Craig Counsell, who retired from a 19-year major league baseball career last year. Counsell grew up in Whitefish Bay, playing Little League in Water Tower Park and for the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes at Cahill Square Park, where his old number 19 is hung on the fence by home plate. Counsell will be at the ceremony and will help Village President Julie Siegel unveil a new park sign. The Village Board unanimously voted to rename the park Craig Counsell Park after a suggestion was made by a village resident. Whitefish Bay Little League President Josh Levy will also dedicate a new flag pole in honor of Tom Rice, a …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Blue Dukes finished with a 15-16 record overall, and an 8-10 record in the North Shore Conference.
The large crowd at Cahill Park felt ups and downs as the Blue Dukes battled Slinger in the WIAA summer baseball regional semifinal Tuesday night, but at the game's end the Whitefish Bay season came to a close with a 4-2 loss. Coach Jay Wojcinski said those ups and downs are indicative of the Blue Dukes' season overall. "Inconsistency was the story of our season. Some games we played well, and other nights like tonight we didn't play well," he said. "We just never knew which team was going to show up." The Blue Dukes finished with a 15-16 record overall, and an 8-10 record in the North Shore Conference. The Blue Dukes, who made it to state last year, had some bright spots this season, including victories over Franklin, West Bend West, West…
Friday, June 29, 2012
With three straight days of games, the Whitefish Bay boys baseball team is now looking for a win against Franklin Saturday morning.
After three straight losses this week, the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes now dip to a losing 6-9 record in the conference and a 12-13 record overall. Bay lost 10-6 to Cedarburg at home last night. Despite leading 6-3 in the 5th, Bay gave up seven runs and fell short. The hitting star was Grant Menard, who was 2-2, including a walk and four RBIs. Pitcher Nick Lackney took the loss. The night before, the Blue Dukes lost 0-13 at home to a non-conference Whitnall team. On Tuesday night, the Blue Dukes came up short in a 4-2 loss on the road to West Bend West. Senior Justin Alt pitched the entire game against the Spartans. Grant Menard hit his fourth home run of the year. The Blue Dukes will now face a non-conference Franklin team at 11 a.m. …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
With the two wins, Whitefish Bay improves its non-conference record to 12-9. The Blue Dukes hold a 6-6 record within the North Shore Conference.
The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes swept Waukesha South in a double-header at the new Kapco Field at Concordia University Saturday. The Blue Dukes won 8-7 in eight innings in the first game and 13-10 in the second. James Stecker got the win in relief of Pat Rose in the first game. Hitting stars were Andy Conway who was 4-3 including an inside the park home run and a triple. And Grant Menard with a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 7th. In the second game, Johnny Markwiese pitched a beautiful game to get the win, giving up only one run in 5 innings. Johnny also had a two-run homer in the night cap. With the two wins, Whitefish Bay improves its non-conference record to 12-9. The Blue Dukes hold a 6-6 record within the North Shore Conference…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
With recent losses to Cedarburg and Slinger, the Whitefish Bay baseball team now has a 5-3 record and a 8-5 record overall.
With two recent losses to Slinger and Cedarburg, the Blue Dukes baseball team is now second in the North Shore Conference with a 5-3 conference record and a 8-5 record overall. On Tuesday night, Bay played Slinger (6-6 overall, 4-4 conference) at home at Cahill. Bay led 4-2 in the 6th inning, only to give up six runs in the top of the inning. The Owls rose to a 8-6 lead without a single hit. On Monday night, the Blue Dukes lost 6-2 on Cedarburg's turf, despite taking an early 1-0 lead. Cedarburg, which then ranked 4-1 in the North Shore Conference and 5-1 overall, had outstanding pitching and excellent defense. Patrick Rose took the loss for Bay. The Blue Dukes simply couldn't muster any offense and had several defensive lapses, never …
Friday, June 8, 2012
With a 6-3 win Thursday night, Bay is now 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes baseball team didn't disappoint the home crowd at Cahill Park Thursday night, winning 6-3 over West Bend West. Justin Alt pitched 111 pitches over 6 innings to get the win. Johnny Markwiese was 4-2, including a double with an RBI and then pitched the 7th inning to get the save. With the win, Bay is 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Next up, the Blue Dukes will play West Bend East at Regner Field in West Bend at 5:30 p.m. Friday night.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Lakeshore Chinooks hosted Whitefish Bay Little League Night, giving kids the opportunity to meet Charlie Markson, a Whitefish Bay alum playing for the Lakeshore Chinooks this summer.
Whitefish Bay Little League brought over 400 people to the Lakeshore Chinooks game for Whitefish Bay Little League Night with Charlie Markson Wednesday night. Markson, who played for Whitefish Bay Little League and later for Whitefish Bay High School, currently plays for Notre Dame and will be playing for the recently-formed Chinooks team this summer. Markson signed autographs for all of the kids after the game, and little league officials also presented Markson with a plaque. The Chinooks lost 11-4 to the Battle Creek Bombers Wednesday night, putting the team in sixth place of the Northwoods League's south division. Markson went 1-5 with an RBI. The two teams will face off again Thursday night at 6:35 p.m. at the new Kapco Park in Mequon…