DJ Utley is primed for a big season at the plate and on the mound.

Baseball team hopes to be bolstered by young pitching

A solid core of experienced hitters plus a young pitching staff hopes to bring Wartburg back to the top of the Iowa Conference after a disappointing end to 2014.

by · February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Baseball, Sports
Waterloo's Riverfront Stadium -- Waterloo Bucks photo

Wartburg will host NCAA regional baseball in Waterloo

There’s an extra incentive for Wartburg to reach the NCAA Division III baseball tournament this season. Coach Joel Holst said at the team’s media day Tuesday that Wartburg will host one of eight regional tournaments for the first time May 13-17 at Waterloo’s Riverfront Stadium. “There’s been a lot of […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Baseball, Sports
Ryan Doty delivers a pitch as a senior with the Knights in 2013. -- Wartburg Athletics

Doty promoted to baseball assistant

  The Iowa Conference’s 2013 pitcher of the year is Wartburg’s new assistant coach. Ryan Doty, who also played second base along with pitching for the Knights from 2010-13, was promoted from volunteer to assistant, head coach Joel Holst announced today. Doty replaces Matt Schirm, who left Wartburg to become […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Baseball, Sports
Wartburg baseball assistant takes over at IIAC foe

Wartburg baseball assistant takes over at IIAC foe

Wartburg baseball assistant coach Matt Schirm is the new head coach at Iowa Conference foe Central, the Dutch announced today. Schirm, who was with the Knights for four seasons, takes over for Adam Stevens, who left for a similar post at Aurora after 11 years at the helm. “I couldn’t be […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Baseball, Sports
Ryan Powers takes a swing during Wartburg's final regular season series against Central. The senior third-baseman received first-team all-region honors for the second consecutive season.

All-region baseball features three Knights

  First-baseman DJ Utley and third-baseman Ryan Powers represent Wartburg on’s All-Central Region first team. Pitcher Ben Rettenmeier garnered second-team honors. Utley, the Iowa Conference position player of the year, hit .407 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBI in his first season with the Knights after […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Baseball, Sports