By Matt Haile —

The University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s baseball team is led by a strong senior class.

It starts in the infield with third baseman Jack Lunow (Sr, Princeton, Minn.), shortstop Nick Nalbach (Sr, Plover, Wis.) and infielder Jack Schneider (Sr, Minneapolis, Minn.).

“Each senior has different ways of showing leadership, whether it’s leading through example, motivation or a positive attitude,” said Schneider. “I personally like to lead by example. I try to keep it relaxed and fun while at the same time making sure everyone is giving 100 percent.”

The seniors try to set a good example for the younger players, teach them how the program is run and how to play the game the right way.

“We have a really great group of guys. We are a group that loves the game, and we work our tails off to get better each day,” said Lunow.

The Blue Devils are also led by catcher Charlie Meyer (Sr, Janesville, Wis.), outfielder Sam Arnott (Sr, Tomahawk, Wis.), pitcher Adam Widder (Sr, Wauwatosa, Wis.) and the versatile Kasey Kruse (Sr, Boyceville, Wis.) who plays both in the outfield and infield.

“I think the seniors have had a huge impact by showing the younger guys the hard work it takes to be successful in this conference and on this team,” stated Arnott. “All of the seniors are the most hard-working athletes I’ve ever met, whether it is in the weight room, batting cage, on the field or even in the classroom.”

The team is currently 13-10 and is nearing the last stretch of their season.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to play out my senior year with,” said Meyer.

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