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UW-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team looks forward to future post-pandemic

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 17:23:26-04

MILWAUKEE — How do you handle the season ending, when it barely began?

"We were actually about an hour from leaving, for our conference opener, when this got stopped and so, there's really no words that you can come up with that are gonna make any sense to anybody," UWM Head Baseball Coach Scott Doffek says.

The Milwaukee Panthers became a casualty of the pandemic, like all college spring sports.

"Well I think certainly and quite honestly if you're not disappointed, then you haven't put enough into it," Doffek says.

Even tougher to take with UW-Milwaukee set to have a new home field at Milkmen Stadium.

"We put so much work into getting into this situation and then to have it ripped away about 7 or 8 days before your home opener is just another, a little bit more salt in the wound but you know what? We're going to get there," Doffek says.

Doffek is still holding out hope for his guys.

"We gotta make sure people are safe. First and foremost. And if there's a way we can do that quickly here I would love to see our guys get out there as it warms up here. And maybe even if it's just July 1. You know, if our guys can be competing. Somewhere in the summer. You know, playing baseball again safely. I'm just really hopeful that we can do that," Doffek says.

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