Duhawk Baseball found themselves short outfielders coming to the Fall Baseball season in 2015. That’s when Head Coach Carl Tebon and staff looked to Danny Weis and Danny Paluch to possibly transition from middle infield to the outfield. “They said there was a better opportunity to play out there, so I figured why not,” Paluch mentions. Now Weis finds himself the starting centerfielder for the Duhawks and Paluch is the 4th outfielder and the 1st of the bench when guys need a break.
“It’s been a challenge, but I’ll do anything to help the team,” says Weis.” Paluch, a freshman, and Weis a sophomore, both say it’s about helping the team and if they can be on the field to do that, why not take what’s given to them. Coach Tebon says, “We wouldn’t ask them to do it if we didn’t think they could. We looked at who we had, and also who had the best bat that we could add to the lineup and figure it would be those two.”
Now when asked if they miss the infield dirt, both Danny’s say, “Yeah, I miss taking grounders, but I’m a outfielder now. That’s my position.”
Joel is a senior at Loras College and a Dubuque native. Joel is the Producer for SportsZONE, as well as anchor, reporter and commentator for Live Sports. Joel has spent past summers as a sports intern for KCCI-TV in Des Moines and has also interned for the Iowa Cubs video team. Joel has a strong passion for sports and loves to be involved in the community.