4.26.11 | Softball
BU softball opens HAAC playoffs at home on Friday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team will be hosting its first home playoff game in six years on Friday evening when the Wildcats welcome Peru State College for a best-of-three series.
Baker (21-16, 11-7 HAAC) swept the Bobcats earlier this month on a neutral site field in Olathe, Kan.
4.15.12 | Softball
Holmberg dominates opener against Benedictine
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Maggie Holmberg helped Baker win its eighth game in 10 tries on Sunday afternoon with an 8-0 complete game no-hitter in the opener against Benedictine College.
Brooke Allen, Erin Greenwood, and Kayla Morse all finished with two hits apiece, while each recording RBIs.
4.9.12 | Softball
Greenwood and Kelley sweep HAAC softball awards
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a 4-0 week in HAAC play, including a sweep over No. 18 Evangel, both Erin Greenwood (Topeka, Kan.) and Summer Kelley (Shawnee, Kan.) were named HAAC Pitcher and Player of the Week respectively the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Greenwood was a standout in the circle for the Wildcats as she claimed two of the four victories for the Cats‘. She tossed 9.0 innings and allowed just five hits while striking out 12 in a 5-2 win over Evangel. She followed that up with a no-hitter with just one walk and 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Peru State. She also went 6-for-13 at the plate that included a two-run homer against Peru State and tallied six RBIs for the week.
4.9.12 | Softball
Softball goes 4-0 on the week; MNU showdown looms
OLATHE, Kan. – A broken sprinkler head at Cavaness Field didn’t disrupt the BU softball team one bit as the Wildcats swept Peru State College on Saturday afternoon at Lone Elm Park in Olathe.
Baker knocked off the Bobcats 6-1 in the opener and Erin Greenwood closed out the nightcap with a 3-0 no-hit shutout.
Summer Kelley highlighted the Baker offense in game one with a two-run homer in the bottom of the third and Maggie Holmberg was stellar on the rubber giving up just one hit with one earned run and 10 strikeouts.
4.5.12 | Softball
BU softball sweeps No. 18 Evangel
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Baker University softball team broke through with its biggest victory of the season on Thursday night. Baker knocked off No. 18 Evangel University, 8-0 and 5-2 in a key HAAC doubleheader.
Game one saw the Wildcats jump out to an early 6-0 lead over the first two innings.
Erin Greenwood led the BU offense in the opener going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI’s. Renata Dill finished 3-for-3 with two RBI’s and Alyse Menghini went 1-for-3 with two RBI’s.
Maggie Holmberg picked up her fifth victory of the season, pitching five innings while giving up just three hits with six strikeouts.
Renata Dill sparked BU’s first run in game two with a single to short to open the sixth inning. After a groundout by Erin Greenwood, Summer Kelley singled to left to score Dill.
4.1.12 | Softball
Baker softball rebounds with sweep of Culver-Stockton
CANTON, Mo. – A late rally saved the Wildcats in their opening game against Culver-Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. After trailing 1-0 heading into the seventh inning, Baker tied the game up and won the game in the eighth, 2-1.
After a pop out by Brooke Allen to start the inning, Renata Dill cracked a double to set the rally in motion. Kayla Morse laid down a bunt and a wild throw to first base scored Dill.
3.28.12 | Softball
Wildcats drop two extra inning heartbreakers to Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It took 19 innings of softball for Baker to finally close out its Wednesday doubleheader against Graceland University. Baker dropped game one 3-2 in 11 innings, and followed that up with another 3-2 loss in nine innings during the nightcap.
It took eight innings in the opener for each squad to finally plate a run. Graceland led off the top half of the eighth with a sacrifice bunt to move the runner over to third and Staci Ritchey followed that up with a single to give Graceland a 1-0 lead.
3.20.12 | Softball
BU softball wins five of six games; Greenwood continues to dominate
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker softball got back on track this past weekend, sweeping William Penn (Iowa) at the Cavaness Field season opener. Baker took game one 3-0 and followed that up with a 3-2 victory in game two.
Sophomore Erin Greenwood continues to lead the squad both offensively and defensively, posting a batting average of .521 with two home runs and an ERA of 2.02 with 71 stikeouts. Greenwood currently ranks 15th nationally in batting average and 22nd nationally in hits per game with 1.67.