Athletics http://www.bakeru.edu Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:20:14 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Wildcats Win on the Road at McPherson http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10480-wildcats-win-on-the-road-at-mcpherson http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10480-wildcats-win-on-the-road-at-mcpherson EJ Carter had six points and five rebounds for the Wildcats on Friday night

MCPHERSON, Kan. – The Baker University men's basketball team bounced back a night after a tough home loss to Bethel (Kan.), with a road win at McPherson (Kan.), 74-67, on Friday evening.

With the win Baker improved to 4-3, while the Bulldogs fell to 3-4. Friday also marked the second-straight game the Wildcats scored 74 points, they lost to Bethel, 77-74, on Thursday inside the Collins Center.

The Wildcats entered halftime up 37-35 and outscored McPherson 37-32 in the second half for the seven-point win.

Gregg Easter had a big game off the bench with 17 points and 2013-14 HAAC Freshman of the Year Javeion Gray joined him in double figures with 10.

Baker shot quite well from the field at a 49.1-percent clip of 27-of-55 and knocked in eight three-point field goals.

Easter hit three from behind the arc and Tyrome Parker added two and finished with eight points. Parker also led the team with six rebounds.

McPherson shot 40.6-percent from the floor and only shot 21.1-percent from three point range, 4-of-19.

The Wildcats will return home this Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. tot take on Ottawa inside the Collins Center.

BOX SCORE

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) Men's Basketball Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
No. 17 Wrestling Goes 1-2 at Iowa City Duals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10479-no-17-wrestling-goes-1-2-at-iowa-city-duals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10479-no-17-wrestling-goes-1-2-at-iowa-city-duals Beau Bennett went 2-1 at the Iowa City Duals on Friday

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 17 ranked Baker University wrestling team traveled to the University of Iowa, Iowa City Duals on Friday and posted a 1-2 dual record.

They fell 55-0 to the No. 1 ranked team in the NCAA Division I Iowa, then followed that up with a 30-11 win over Cornell College and a 33-15 loss to Iowa Central.

Please see below full results from all three duals.

#1 IOWA 55, Baker 0
125 – #4 Thomas Gilman (IA) pinned Alex Fortuna (Baker), 2:05; 6-0
133 – #4 Cory Clark (IA) pinned Bryce Shoemaker (Baker), 4:11, 12-0
141 – #14 Josh Dziewa (IA) technical fall Juan Rivera (Baker), 17-1; 17-0
149 – Topher Carton (IA) technical fall Tyler Dickman (Baker), 23-7; 22-0
157 – Michael Kelly (IA) pinned Nick Haugen (Baker), 1:32; 28-0
165 – #6 Nick Moore (IA) pinned Connor Middleton, 4:24 (Baker), 34-0
174 – #4 Mike Evans (IA) pinned Josh Thomas (Baker), 1:45, 40-0
184 – #10 Sammy Brooks (IA) won by injury default Bryant Guillen (Baker), 46-0
197 – Kris Klapprodt (IA) dec. Billy Leone (Baker), 9-4; 49-0
285 – #3 Bobby Telford (IA) pinned Beau Bennett (Baker), 1:52, 55-0

Cornell College 11, Baker 30
125 – Alex Fortuna (Baker) tech. fall Vikash Hypio (Cornell) 19-2; 0-5
133 – Bryce Shomaker (Baker) major dec. Phillip Opelt (Cornell) 9-1; 0-9
141 – Nathan Shank (Cornell) dec. Juan Rivera (Baker) 9-7; 3-9
149 – Trevor Engle (Cornell) dec. Tyler Dickman (Baker) 10-4; 6-9
157 – Nick Haugen (Baker) pinned Aaron Engle (Cornell), 2:41; 6-15
165 – Connor Middleton (Baker) dec. Danny Klema (Cornell) 8-2; 6-18
174 – Brent Hamm (Cornell) tech. fall Joel Thomas (Baker) 6:27, 16-0; 11-18
184 – Josh Ortiz (Baker) dec. James Garrett (Cornell) 3-2; 11-21
197 – Billy Leone (Baker) pinned Jim Kirby (Cornell), 1:31; 11-27
285 – Beau Bennett (Baker) dec. Eric Tucker (Cornell) 3-2; 11-30

Baker 15, Iowa Central 33
125 – Alex Delacruz (ICCC) major dec. Alex Fortuna (Baker) 11-2; 4-0
133 – Bryce Shomaker (Baker) pinned Tyler Miler (ICCC), 2:00; 4-6
141 – Clay Walker (ICCC) major dec. Juan Rivera (Baker) 11-1; 8-6
149 – Jason Alfau (ICCC) major dec. Tyler Dickman (Baker) 8-0; 12-6
157 – Nick Haugen (Baker) dec. Teddie Harvey (ICCC) 10-3; 12-9
165 – Richie Lewis (ICCC) major dec. Connor Middleton (Baker) 14-5; 16-9
174 – Jake Meehan (ICCC) pinned Trevor Sutton (Baker), 5:13; 22-9
184 – Armani Robinson (ICCC) pinned Josh Ortiz (Baker), 2:50; 28-9
197 – Patrick Downey (ICCC) tech. fall Billy Leone (Baker), 3:48; 33-9
285 – Beau Bennett (Baker) pinned Richard Golnzalez (ICCC), 2:32; 33-15

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Wrestling Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Men’s Soccer Ends Season in NAIA Opening Round Match http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-soccer/news-archive/item/10478-men-s-soccer-ends-season-in-naia-opening-round-match http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-soccer/news-archive/item/10478-men-s-soccer-ends-season-in-naia-opening-round-match Blake Levine scored the Wildcats goal on Saturday in the first half

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The Baker University men's soccer team ended its impressive 2014 season on Saturday afternoon at the hands of No. 1 ranked Rio Grande, 4-1, on Saturday in the 2014 NAIA Opening Round Match.

The Wildcats end the season with a record of 9-9-3, while Rio Grande improved to 16-1-2 and will now face No. 16 seeded Northwood (Fla.) next week in the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship tournament in Delray Beach, Fla.

The Red Storm scored first in the match in the 6th minute with a goal by William Paulino, but Baker responded with a goal of their own in the 29th minute by Blake Levine and the assist going to Keaton Anchors.

Baker continued to keep the game tied until the Red Storm scored three more goals from three different players in the 38th, 49th and 86th minutes.

The Wildcats attempted 10 shots with five on goal, while Rio Grande took 19 shots. Anchors and Jordan Thacker led the team with two shots apiece.

This marked the seventh all-time appearance in the national tournament for Baker and third in the last four years.

BOX SCORE

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Soccer Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Men’s Cross Country Takes 31st at National Meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10477-baker-men-s-cross-country-takes-31st-at-national-meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10477-baker-men-s-cross-country-takes-31st-at-national-meet Vincent Tadokoro (left) and Gunnar Hayes (right) helped lead Baker to a 31st place finish on Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. – On a seasonably warm and misty afternoon, the Baker University men's cross country team finished in 31st place out of 36 teams at the 2014 NAIA Cross Country National Championship meet at Rim Rock Farm.

Baker's Rachel Ash also competed in the women's cross country meet and finished in 170th in a time of 19:52 in the 5K race.

Jamie Steury ran the fastest 8K time of any Wildcat in a time of 27:16 and finished in 202nd place.

Also competing for Baker was Gunnar Hayes who took home 227th place and Corey Matteson was just behind him in 229th place in a time of 27:31. Eduardo Esquivel also competed on Saturday with a 239 finish and Joe Linder took home 299th in a time of 29:17.

In his final race in a Baker uniform, senior Vincent Tadokoro was 283 in a time of 28:46.

Wrapping up the day for Baker was Carter Breithaupt who finished in 311th place in a time of 31:08.

WOMEN'S RESULTS

MEN'S RESULTS

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Wildcats Ready for NAIA National Meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womensxc/news-archive/item/10475-wildcats-ready-for-naia-national-meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womensxc/news-archive/item/10475-wildcats-ready-for-naia-national-meet Wildcats Ready for NAIA National Meet

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's cross country team and individual qualifier Rachel Ash of the women's cross country team will all compete this Saturday, Nov. 22 at the 2014 NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kan., at Rim Rock Farm.

36 teams and 76 individuals will compete in the 59th Annual Men's National Championship, while the 35th annual women's race will consist of 84 individuals and 37 teams.

The event is hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conferece (KCAC).

The 8-kilometer championship takes place at 11:45 a.m. CST on Nov. 22, shortly after the completion of the women's 5-kilometer championship which is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. CST.

The Championships Award Ceremony will be held at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence, Kan., and will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. and can be found online live, by clicking here.

Running for the 2014 HAAC champion Baker men's cross country team is Carter Breighaupt, Eduardo Esquivel, Gunnar Hayes, Joe Linder, Corey Matteson, Jamie Steury and Vincent Tadokoro. Ash finished in sixth place at the women's HAAC Championship to qualify.

For a look at a course map and other information regarding Rim Rock Farm, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Cross Country Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Men, Rachel Ash Set for NAIA National Meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10474-baker-men-rachel-ash-set-for-naia-national-meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10474-baker-men-rachel-ash-set-for-naia-national-meet Baker Men, Rachel Ash Set for NAIA National Meet

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's cross country team and individual qualifier Rachel Ash of the women's cross country team will all compete this Saturday, Nov. 22 at the 2014 NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kan., at Rim Rock Farm.

36 teams and 76 individuals will compete in the 59th Annual Men's National Championship, while the 35th annual women's race will consist of 84 individuals and 37 teams.

The event is hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conferece (KCAC).

The 8-kilometer championship takes place at 11:45 a.m. CST on Nov. 22, shortly after the completion of the women's 5-kilometer championship which is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. CST.

The Championships Award Ceremony will be held at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence, Kan., and will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. and can be found online live, by clicking here.

Running for the 2014 HAAC champion Baker men's cross country team is Carter Breighaupt, Eduardo Esquivel, Gunnar Hayes, Joe Linder, Corey Matteson, Jamie Steury and Vincent Tadokoro. Ash finished in sixth place at the women's HAAC Championship to qualify.

For a look at a course map and other information regarding Rim Rock Farm, please click here.

#BakerStrong

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Four Wildcats Named to HAAC Volleyball All-Conference Team http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/volleyball/news-archives/item/10472-four-wildcats-named-to-haac-volleyball-all-conference-team http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/volleyball/news-archives/item/10472-four-wildcats-named-to-haac-volleyball-all-conference-team Hannah Bettge is now a two-time First Team All-HAAC selection as a sophomore

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team had four 2014 All-HAAC selections announced this week, including back-to-back First Team All-Conference selection in sophomore setter Hannah Bettge.

Joining Bettge on the All-Conference team, was junior middle hitter Danielle French and senior libero Sara Slater who were both named to the Second Team All-Conference.

The final Wildcat on the All-Conference team was junior outside hitter Natalie Minchow who earned a spot on the Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Bettge, who was last year's HAAC Freshman of the Year, was named the 2014 HAAC Player of the Week twice this season and led Baker in assists per set at 7.9 and was third on the team in kills with 233, averaging 1.94 per set.

She was also the team leader in service aces with 35.

French, who was the 2012 HAAC Freshman of the Year, led Baker in kills with 246, averaging 2.02 per set. She also had 154 total blocks leading the Wildcats.

Slater earned the HAAC Libero of the Week honor twice as well in 2014. She led all 'Cats with 664 digs an average of 5.53 per set and collected 104 assists.

In her first year with Baker, Minchow finished the year second on the team with 245 kills averaging 2.01 per set and was second on the squad with 31 service aces.

For a look at the entire 2014 Volleyball All-Conference team, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) Women's Volleyball Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Bethel Edges Baker, 77-74 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10469-bethel-edges-baker-77-74 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-basketball/news-archive/item/10469-bethel-edges-baker-77-74 Jared Fulks scored 17 points for the Wildcats on Thursday night

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Despite the Wildcats posting four double-digit scorers, the Baker University men's basketball team was edged out by Bethel (Kan.) on Thursday night, 77-74, to fall to 3-3 on the year.

Baker came into the second half with a halftime lead of 37-35, but Bethel outscored the 'Cats 42-37 in the second half and Adam Arciniega and Jenson Kinglsey led the way for the Thresers with 27 and 26 points apiece.

Bethel improved to 4-5 with the win, but Baker outrebounded Bethel 36-32. Baker got to the line 21 times but made just 13 from the free-throw line for a 61.9-clip, but the Thresers had 10 three-point field goals eight coming from Kingsley and the other two were made by Arciniega.

EJ Carter led the scoring for the Wildcats with 21, while Jared Fulks added 17, Javeion Gray scored 10 and Daniel Young had 10.

Carter also led the team with nine rebounds and Gray added six rebounds and five assists.

The 'Cats will next face McPherson on the road on Friday night at 8 p.m.

BOX SCORE

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) Men's Basketball Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Wrestling Now Ranked No. 17 in NAIA Poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10466-wrestling-now-ranked-no-17-in-naia-poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10466-wrestling-now-ranked-no-17-in-naia-poll Billy Leone is currently the 14th ranked 197-pound wrestler in the NAIA

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team fell one spot in this week's NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 poll to No. 17, announced on Wednesday.

The Wildcats are riding a seven-straight dual win streak after defeating Bacone, NCAA Division II University of Central Missouri, Benedictine (RV), Graceland, No. 4 Missouri Valley, Williams Baptist and Hannbial-LaGrange.

Bryce Shoemaker is still the top rated 133-pound wrestler in the NAIA. Other Wildcats ranked in the Top 10 are, HAAC Wrestler of the Week Nick Haugen who is the 8th rated 157-pound wrestler and Billy Leone is ranked No. 14 out of the 197-pound NAIA wrestlers.

For a look at the entire Top 20 poll, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Wrestling Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
No. 16 BU Wins Seventh-Straight Dual at HLG Triangular http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10465-no-16-bu-wins-seventh-straight-dual-at-hlg-triangular http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/wrestling/news-archive/item/10465-no-16-bu-wins-seventh-straight-dual-at-hlg-triangular Juan Rivera went 2-0 on Tuesday night at Hannibal-LaGrange

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The No. 16 ranked Baker University wrestling team won its sixth and seventh-straight dual on Tuesday night at the Hannibal-LaGrange Triangular, defeating Williams Baptist (Ark.), 19-16, and Hannibal-LaGrange, 22-15.

Baker will next take on the University of Iowa Quad in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday, Nov. 21.

Below please see the results from Tuesday night.

Baker 23 – Hannibal-LaGrange 15

125 Alex Fortuna (BU) DEF Brady Sloup (HLGU) D 9-5

133 Tyler Brown (BU) DEF Caleb McElfresh (HLGU) D 6-1

141 Juan Rivera (BU) DEF Matt Mattingley (HLGU) D 4-3

149 Tyler Sonnabend (HLGU) DEF Tyler Dickman (BU) D 4-0

157 Braxxtin Todd (HLGU) DEF Dylan Arnall (BU) F 1:53

165 Connor Middleton (BU) wins by HLGU forfeit FF

174 Jeremiah Reed (HLGU) DEF Trevor Sutton (BU) D 9-3

184 Khail Jamison (HLGU) DEF Bryant Guillen (BU) D 12-8

197 Billy Leone (BU) DEF Willie Roth (HLGU) MD 16-4

HWT Beau Bennett (BU) DEF Michael Wright (HLGU) MD 16-3

Baker 19 – Hannibal-LaGrange 16

125 Isaiah Johnson (WBC) DEF Alex Fortuna (BU) MD 12-3

133 Dylan Graham (WBC) DEF Tyler Brown (BU) D 3-1

141 Juan Rivera (BU) DEF Dante Padilla (WBC) D 7-6

149 Patrick Grigsbey (WBC) DEF Tyler Dickman (BU) D 7-2

157 Dylan Arnall (BU) DEF Willie Wright (WBC) D 5-4

165 Connor Middleton (BU) DEF Keion McVay (WBC) MD 14-0

174 Conner Linehan (WBC) DEF Josh Thomas (BU) D 10-4

184 Tyler Dibert (WBC) DEF Bryant Guillen (BU) D 6-3

197 Billy Leone (BU) DEF Josh Chiles (WBC) F 2:45

HWT Beau Bennett (BU) DEF Roger Aloali'l Moe (WBC) D 2-0

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Wrestling Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600