The Viterbo baseball team is 25-and-15.
They're on a five-game winning streak .
and currently sit in first place in the M-C-C.
For three players this season .
this team has a special meaning.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum has the story.
By the looks of it .
you'd be hard pressed to find a team having more fun
Sean 53/38 Oh, it's a blast.
Ben 59/17 It's just a fun group of guys with a lot
of different personalities.
Martin 46/04 We're unique, like any other team.
But we've become a real tightknit group of guys.
They're bonded by the wins ...
Sean 53/47 We're close.
A lot of solidarity.
And bonded by three hardships.
Ben 59/45 There's been some tragic losses this year.
Pitcher Ben O'Reilly lost his mom .
right before the season started .
Ben 00/30 She was diagnosed with acute leukemia and
three days later they couldn't cure it fast enough
and she was gone from us.
Martin 47/50 That was really tough because that was
even more recent than mine.
Pitcher James Martin's dad passed away last summer.
Martin 46/58 Absolutely when I'm on the field, I'll
think about him and I know that he would always be
in the stands.
I know he's still watching.
He's still at every one of my games.
And for outfielder Sean Hohmeister .
tragedy struck in March.
His family lost their house in a fire.
Sean 54/35 We've been there all my life.
It's tragic but when something like that happens,
it's pretty awesome to have a team full of guys like
That's for sure.
Three tragedies .
three guys feeling down .
three guys lifted by their team.
Ben 10/00/00 For me, being out here with the guys,
it's kind of like my family and it clears my head
and makes it fun and enjoyable.
Martin 48/14 It's got that underlying meaning but
really, it's just a kids game.
We're young men getting ready for the rest of our
lives enjoying the last few moments we get to have
on this field.
In La Crosse .
Sean and Ben actually came to Viterbo after attending
the same junior college.
The V-Hawks are scheduled to return to action tomorrow
afternoon....hosting Ashford in a doubleheader starting