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3.29.11 | Baseball

Baker baseball returns to action Wednesday evening

Baker vs St. Mary's

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Weather permitting, the Baker University baseball team will return to action on Wednesday evening for a non-conference doubleheader with St. Mary’s (Kan.). The first pitch is slated for 5 p.m. from Sauder Field.

The Wildcats (9-12, 4-7 HAAC) are coming off a divisional conference victory against Benedictine College on Sunday afternoon. Joshua Zach led the way offensively going 1-for-3 with two RBI’s. After taking a 2-0 lead early, Benedictine closed the gap to a 2-2 tie in the fifth. Baker responded in the sixth scoring two runs and James Gricol closed the game out in the seventh. Chris Cummins pitched six innings giving up one earned run on six hits.

3.22.11 | Baseball

Wildcats split doubleheader with Ottawa University

Steven Stewart

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team had another tale of two stories on Tuesday afternoon splitting a doubleheader with Ottawa University. The Braves (10-13) dominated Baker in game one, 13-4, but the Wildcats (8-12) came back in game two winning, 16-0.

Chris Cummins pitched five innings in the opener giving up six earned runs on five hits. Brian Replogle and Josh Vossen each gave up three earned runs in relief. Steven Stewart (pictured) led the way offensively going 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. Bryan Kindle also added two RBI’s while going 1-for-4 at the plate.

3.17.11 | Baseball

Baker notches doubleheader sweep over Missouri Valley College

Chris Cummins

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker Wildcats (7-9, 3-5 HAAC) recorded their second sweep of the season and halted its three-game losing streak with victories over Missouri Valley (5-11, 0-6 HAAC).

The Wildcats scored early and often in both games. Baker finally got the bats going after being in a drought the past three games. Baker jumped out to an early three-run lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Vikings helped the Wildcats with numerous bobbles and misplayed balls. In the third the Wildcats took advantage of the bases being loaded and scored four insurance runs on its way to a 9-0 shutout. Christopher Cummins (pictured) went the distance on the mound recording his first shutout of the season.

3.11.11 | Baseball

Wildcats sweep Sterling College; prepare to face Central Methodist Saturday

Baker vs Sterling

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker offense came alive Thursday evening at Sauder Field as the Wildcats put up eight runs on 14 hits in a come-from-behind victory.

Sterling College opened the game with a six-run first inning, but the Wildcats weathered the storm and managed to chip away at a six run deficit.

3.7.11 | Baseball

Wildcats drop conference opener at Culver-Stockton College

Nathan Wheelock

CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team dropped its Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) opener on Monday afternoon to Culver-Stockton College.  The Wildcat offense was never able to get anything going as Baker tallied just six hits in the doubleheader defeat. Baker dropped game one by a 1-0 score and fell in the nightcap 8-1.

3.5.11 | Baseball

Baseball team returns to action Saturday and Sunday

Baseball Action

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Wildcat baseball team split its Wednesday afternoon doubleheader with the St. Mary’s Spires. The two games played out exactly the opposite of each other.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats had the bats cracking and the pitching was solid. Chris Cummins took the first pitch and set the tone for the Baker defense. Cummins struck out three of the six batters he faced. In the second inning, Brandon Truitt and Jared Herbert led off with back-to-back singles. Bryan Kindle hit a double to score Truitt. A wild pitch and an error brought in the two other runs for the Wildcats.

2.21.11 | Baseball

Baker baseball drops season opening series

Baseball Opener

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Baker University baseball team got the 2011 season kicked off this past weekend against Roger State University and Ottawa University.

The Wildcats (1-3 overall) dropped their opening game of the season to Rogers State (9-1 overall) in five innings 14-4. Brandon Truit, Steven Stewart, Jared Herbert and Andrew Leiker all recorded RBI’s in the contest, but the Rogers State offense was too strong as they went on to record 16 hits and 14 runs in the contest.

2.19.11 | Baseball

Wildcat baseball team set for season opener

Chris Cummins

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Baseball season has officially arrived.

The Baker University baseball team will open its 2011 campaign this weekend on the campus of Rogers State University.

With 16 freshmen and five returning starters from a squad that went 17-24 in 2010, Wildcat coach Phil Hannon fully expects his team to be competitive.

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