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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

Baseball Sweeps

4.9.12 | Baseball

Baker baseball sweeps Culver-Stockton

Baseball Sweeps

CANTON, Mo. – Chris Cummins wasted no time on Saturday afternoon, picking up his team-leading seventh victory of the season in a 1-0 shutout victory over Culver-Stockton College.

Baker got on the scoreboard early when Steven Stewart led the game off with a triple down the right field line. Joey Orozco’s hard hit grounder to second base scored Stewart and Baker didn’t need to score again thanks to a stellar effort by Cummins.

“Our guys just have a certain comfort level when he’s out there,” said Baker head coach Phil Hannon. “Winning 1-0 on the road is pretty impressive.”

Nathan Wheelock picked up the victory in game two, pitching six innings while giving up seven hits and two earned runs.

Baker again got on the scoreboard early thanks to a string of hits from Stewart and Orozco, giving Baker a 1-0 lead. Culver answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning; the only two earned runs Wheelock gave up.

Baker added three more runs in the fifth and two in the seventh. Culver answered with one run in the sixth and countered Baker’s two in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as Thomas Hawkins closed the game out in relief, giving the Wildcats a key 6-5 victory.

Baker (21-16, 9-5 HAAC) returns to action on Apr. 10 for a non-conference showdown against Tabor College at 4 p.m., from Sauder Field.

View the updated season stats here.

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