Jordan Baitinger is one of five former Weyauwega-Fremont High School athletes to be inducted in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The induction banquet is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Hahn-a-Lula Resort & Supper Club, Fremont. Banquet tickets can be purchased at the school office or First National Bank in Weyauwega.
The County Post West is running biographies of Baitinger and inductees Gilbert Hertz, Jim Steinberg, Sue Brogaard and Don Chase.
Baitinger competed in baseball, wrestling and football at W-F. His accomplishments in baseball included three-time unanimous first team all-conference player, three-time team MVP, 2002 Central Wisconsin Conference player of the year, member of conference and regional championship teams, four varsity letters and American Legion state all-star.
He was a three-time all-conference wrestler, a member of four conference championship teams, earned four varsity letters and placed sixth in 2003 at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament.
Baitinger’s football accomplishments include two-time all-conference quarterback, 2001 team offensive player of the year, 2002 team MVP and three varsity letters.
He went on to play baseball at Ripon College, where he had a 15-2 career record as a pitcher, the best winning percentage in school history. He had the second-lowest career ERA in school history and threw the second-ever no hitter in NCAA Division III playoff history. A first-team all-conference player in 2006-07, Baitinger earned a pitcher of the year award in 2007 and was a first-team all-region player that year as well.
He is now an assistant baseball coach at Marian University in Fond du Lac.