STEVENS POINT - The UW-Stevens Point baseball team will head to La Crosse, Wis., this Friday-Sunday, May 11-13 for the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(WIAC) Baseball Championship, hosted by UW-La Crosse.
The Pointers (27-13, 15-9 WIAC) enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed and will take on second-seeded UW-Whiteater (26-13, 16-8 WIAC) in the second game of championship, scheduled for 1 p.m.
Top-seeded and regular season conference champion UW-La Crosse (30-9, 21-2 WIAC) takes on fourth-seeded UW-Oshkosh (14-21, 10-14 WIAC) in the tournament opener at 10 a.m.
The Pointers have been by far the most successful team since the tournaments inauguration in the 1998 season. UWSP currently sports a 32-12 record in WIAC Tournament games with the next closest team being UW-Whitewater at 20-19. UWSP and UWW are the only teams to have over a .500 record in tournament games. The Pointers are the only team to qualify every year since its inception in 1998.
The Pointers cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Titans of UW-Oshkosh last season in seven innings, earning their sixth tournament title in the past seven years and ninth overall. Joel Delorit went the distance, earning his fifth victory of the season, as he allowed three hits while striking out seven, walking one and hitting one batter. Dan Douglas and Sean Gerber led the team with three hits while Kevin Thomas had a team-high three RBIs.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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