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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

Playoff Bound

4.20.10 | Softball

Worley blast, Gruber dominance sends Baker back to playoffs
Katie Worley
Junior Katie Worley also commanded the game from behind the plate.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - For the first time in four years, the Baker softball team is back in the Heart of America Athletic Conference playoffs.

Katie Worley's three-run home run in the third inning gave the Wildcats a 5-0 lead from which they never looked back. Freshman Heather Gruber pitched six solid innings giving up three runs on 10 hits. Senior Chelsi Taylor took over for Gruber in the seventh and closed the game out in dramatic fashion.

With the Wildcats 5-3 victory in game one on Tuesday afternoon, Baker automatically re-energized the attitude of a rebuilding program.

"At the beginning of the season our goal was to be competitive, have fun, and push ourselves to be the best team we could. I think we achieved our goal today," said head coach Matt Windle.

To say the softball program was attempting to rebuild would be an understatement. Going into the 2010 season Windle inherited a program that had won only 13 games in the past two years. The Wildcats have that and more. Not only are the Wildcats heading back to the playoffs, Windle thinks this is only the beginning. "We may have reached our goal, but the season isn't over."

Central Methodist Univ at Baker University (Game 1)
4/20/2010 Baldwin City, KS (Cavneess)


Central Methodist Univ ( 25-25, 9-8 HAAC)Baker University (16-28, 7-12 HAAC)
PlayerABRHRBI
Unknown, CF4120
Unknown, RF4020
Unknown, SS3110
Unknown, 3B4022
Unknown, DP4021
Unknown, PR0000
Unknown, 2B4010
Unknown, 1B3000
Unknown, C3010
Unknown, LF3120
Unknown, P0000
Total:323133
PlayerABRHRBI
Allen, Brooke CF3110
Taylor, Chelsi 2B2000
Boehm, Austin LF3121
Epperson, Kelsey SS2210
Worley, Katie C2124
Vollenweider, Brittany DP3000
Gilges, Kim 3B3010
Hannon, Annie RF3010
Ford, Erin 1B2000
Gruber, Heather P0000
Total:23585


Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Central Methodist Univ0000300-3130
Baker University203000x-580


E- . DP- CMU(0): Unknown; BU(0): Gruber. LOB- CMU(9): Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown; BU(5): Worley(2),Ford,Gilges,Allen. 2B- Worley, Allen, Unknown. 3B- . HR- Worley.
IPHRERBBSO
Central Methodist Univ
Unknown, 6.085543
Baker University
Gruber, Heather6.0103314
Taylor, Chelsi1.030000


W-Taylor, Chelsi. L-Unknown. S-. WP- Gruber, Unknown. PB- Unknown. BK- . HBP- Unknown

T- 00:00, A- 0

Central Methodist Univ at Baker University (Game 2)
4/20/2010 Baldwin City, KS (Caveness)


Central Methodist Univ (25-15, 10-8 haac)Baker University ( 16-28, 7-13 haac)
PlayerABRHRBI
Unknown, CF3121
Unknown, RF3100
Unknown, C4020
Unknown, 3B4001
Unknown, 2B4121
Unknown, DP3120
Unknown, 1B3020
Unknown, PR0100
Unknown, LF4131
Unknown, P3011
Unknown, SS0000
Total:316145
PlayerABRHRBI
Allen, Brooke CF4020
Taylor, Chelsi 2B4010
Boehm, Austin LF3000
Losey, Allie DP3010
Worley, Katie C3030
Epperson, Kelsey SS3030
Gilges, Kim 3B3000
Heinrich, Tara RF3000
Ford, Erin 1B2010
Hannon, Annie RF0000
Vollenweider, Brittany P0000
Total:280110


Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Central Methodist Univ0021030-6140
Baker University0000000-0111


E- Worley. DP- CMU(0): ; BU(0): Taylor. LOB- CMU(8): Unknown(2),Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown,Unknown(2); BU(8): Epperson(3),Taylor,Worley(2),Allen(2). 2B- Epperson, Unknown, Unknown(2). 3B- Epperson, Unknown. HR- Unknown.
IPHRERBBSO
Central Methodist Univ
Unknown, 7.0110011
Baker University
Vollenweider, Brittany6.1136434
Taylor, Chelsi0.210000


W-Unknown. L-Taylor, Chelsi. S-. WP- Vollenweider(2). PB- . BK- . HBP- Vollenweider
T- 00:00, A- 0

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