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Baseball Splits

4.15.12 | Baseball

Baker splits four game series with MidAmerica Nazarene; KU up next

Baseball Splits

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker scored just four total runs in the entire series against the Pioneers, but it ended up being enough to earn a split this past weekend.

Chris Cummins picked up his team leading eighth victory in the series opener on Friday. Cummins gave up just three hits and one earned run in the complete game 2-1 victory. Josh Zach, Brett Lechien and Bryan Kindle led the BU offense with two hits apiece.

Baker didn’t fare so well in game two as MNU jumped all over the Wildcats in a 12-0 rout. The Pioneers scored 10 runs in through the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings.

Nathan Wheelock took the mound for the Wildcats on Saturday and finished with a dazzling 1-0 complete game shutout victory.

Baker scored its only run of the game in the fifth inning when Joshua Zach got the inning started after being hit by a pitch. After stealing second base, a misplayed Matt Fry ground ball to the infield scored Zach.

“I was actually more comfortable pitching from the stretch on Saturday,” said senior Nathan Wheelock. “For a while there I was afraid we might not get anyone across the plate, but once we had the lead it definitely helped my comfort level.”

Game two on Saturday saw the Wildcats fall 5-1 to the Pioneers. Baker tallied just three hits in the contest.

Baker (23-20, 11-7 HAAC) is currently tied with MidAmerica Nazarene for third place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Western Division.

The Wildcats travel to the University of Kansas on Tuesday evening for a 6 p.m., showdown with the Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark. KU currently sits in last place in the Big 12 standings with a 2-9 record and 12-23 overall record.

View Baker’s updated season stats here.

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