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Arkansas commit Nate Stevens leads defending state champ Waunakee team

Coming off their first state title in program history, the Waunakee baseball team has the talent to do it again. Led by senior catch Nate Stevens.

The Warriors return six starters from their title team last season that went 21-6 and won a WIAA Division 1 state championship.

“What I like more than anything is the attitude of this team,” said head coach Spencer Lee in his 23 season. “We feel like we’ve got some guys that can play the game and play it pretty well.”

One of those guys is behind the plate for the Warriors. Senior catcher Nate Stevens. He was regarded as one of the top players in the state last season. The Arkansas commit could be a key factor in Waunakee’s chances to repeat as state champions in 2019.

“I had a really good summer and there were some college scouts there and I played well in front of them,” Stevens said. “I always knew I wanted to go to Arkansas, and when I got an offer from them I knew for sure that I wanted to take it.”

At the plate last season Stevens batted .512 with eight doubles, three triples, and eight home runs that tallied up 38 runs driven in.

“He’s been with us now four years as a varsity starter,” Lee said. “The success he’s had and the experience he brings and leadership he brings is really invaluable.”

The Warriors are 1-0 early in the season.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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