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UW-L coach Schwarz on former player Boushley making MLB debut for Brewers



FILE - Milwaukee Brewers reliever Caleb Boushley is douced after picking with a win in his Major League debut during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

UW-La Crosse baseball coach Chris Schwarz joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday, telling the story of his former player, Hortonville, Wis., native, Caleb Boushley, making his MLB debut for the Brewers last Friday as a 29-year-old rookie.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

UW-L coach Chris Schwarz joins the show at about the 15-minute mark.

Boushley played for Schwarz at UW-L back from 2015-2017.

This is the second-consecutive year Schwarz has seen one of his former players get to the Majors.

Last year, it was Holmen native Taylor Kohlwey for the San Diego Padres.

Boushley debuted for the Brewers last Friday, entering in the eighth inning with a one-run lead against the Cubs.

Schwarz tells the story, as he and about 400 other friends and family of Boushley’s, including “the whole town of Hortonville,” were in the stands.

Before that conversation, though, we had to rant about Giannis Antetokounmpo living over a decade in Wisconsin and never having a bratwurst.

Plus, Katrina Shankland enters the race for US House in the 3rd District, to unseat Republican Derrick Van Orden.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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