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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)
Player AB R H RBI
Unknown, CF 4 1 2 0
Unknown, RF 4 0 2 0
Unknown, SS 3 1 1 0
Unknown, 3B 4 0 2 2
Unknown, DP 4 0 2 1
Unknown, PR 0 0 0 0
Unknown, 2B 4 0 1 0
Unknown, 1B 3 0 0 0
Unknown, C 3 0 1 0
Unknown, LF 3 1 2 0
Unknown, P 0 0 0 0
Total: 32 3 13 3
Player AB R H RBI
Allen, Brooke CF 3 1 1 0
Taylor, Chelsi 2B 2 0 0 0
Boehm, Austin LF 3 1 2 1
Epperson, Kelsey SS 2 2 1 0
Worley, Katie C 2 1 2 4
Vollenweider, Brittany DP 3 0 0 0
Gilges, Kim 3B 3 0 1 0
Hannon, Annie RF 3 0 1 0
Ford, Erin 1B 2 0 0 0
Gruber, Heather P 0 0 0 0
Total: 23 5 8 5


Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Central Methodist Univ 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 - 3 13 0
Baker University 2 0 3 0 0 0 x - 5 8 0


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.
IP H R ER BB SO
Central Methodist Univ
Unknown, 6.0 8 5 5 4 3
Baker University
Gruber, Heather 6.0 10 3 3 1 4
Taylor, Chelsi 1.0 3 0 0 0 0


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)
Player AB R H RBI
Unknown, CF 3 1 2 1
Unknown, RF 3 1 0 0
Unknown, C 4 0 2 0
Unknown, 3B 4 0 0 1
Unknown, 2B 4 1 2 1
Unknown, DP 3 1 2 0
Unknown, 1B 3 0 2 0
Unknown, PR 0 1 0 0
Unknown, LF 4 1 3 1
Unknown, P 3 0 1 1
Unknown, SS 0 0 0 0
Total: 31 6 14 5
Player AB R H RBI
Allen, Brooke CF 4 0 2 0
Taylor, Chelsi 2B 4 0 1 0
Boehm, Austin LF 3 0 0 0
Losey, Allie DP 3 0 1 0
Worley, Katie C 3 0 3 0
Epperson, Kelsey SS 3 0 3 0
Gilges, Kim 3B 3 0 0 0
Heinrich, Tara RF 3 0 0 0
Ford, Erin 1B 2 0 1 0
Hannon, Annie RF 0 0 0 0
Vollenweider, Brittany P 0 0 0 0
Total: 28 0 11 0


Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Central Methodist Univ 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 - 6 14 0
Baker University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 11 1


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.
IP H R ER BB SO
Central Methodist Univ
Unknown, 7.0 11 0 0 1 1
Baker University
Vollenweider, Brittany 6.1 13 6 4 3 4
Taylor, Chelsi 0.2 1 0 0 0 0


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

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