4.15.10 | Football
Baker football coaching staff to lead senior all-stars
The Baker coaching staff will lead the American squad in the Senior Classic.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - The Baker University football coaching staff has officially been selected to guide the student-athletes competing in the fourth annual College Fanz Sports Network Senior Classic, Saturday, April 24th at Salina Stadium in Salina, Kan.
The Baker coaching staff will face-off against the Ottawa University coaching staff in a game that features 130 former NAIA football players against one another in a showcase of talent and character. Former Baker players featured in the game include: Richie Bryant (Louisiana, Mo.), Mack Brown (Liberty, Mo.), and Rodney Harris (Olathe, Kan.). The Baker players and coaches will be representing the American squad, while the Ottawa coaches will represent the Nationals.
4.16.10 | Track and Field
Hannon wins school's first-ever KU Relays crown
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Baker University junior Aaron Hannon became the first Wildcat athlete to ever win an event at the Kansas Relays on Thursday afternoon, taking the decathalon with a career-best 6,948 points.
Hannon outdistanced Nebraska's Teran Walford (6,785) and Arkansas State's Taylor Short (6,413).
4.16.10 | Baseball
Wildcats split series opener with William Jewell
The Wildcats split the series opening doubleheader Friday night.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan.- The Baker baseball team split a doubleheader with William Jewell College on Friday evening.
Game one went to Baker, 8-4. Sophomore Chris Cummins improved to 5-1 on the season after throwing his fourth complete game of the season. Cummins gave up four runs on six hits in the victory.
4.19.10 | Men's Track and Field
Hannon named HAAC Track Athlete of the Week
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Aaron Hannon's record-setting performance at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday, April 15, has earned him the honor of Heart of America Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
With his victory in the men's decathlon, Aaron Hannon became the first athlete from Baker University (Kan.) to ever win a Kansas Relays title. Hannon accumulated 6,948 points over the 10 events to capture the prestigious trophy. Hannon's best event of the day came in the 110-meter hurdles, as he clocked in at 15.63 to earn 775 points.
The Wildcats will be back in action this weekend in Baldwin City when they host the Wildcat Relays. Action is set to begin Saturday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.
4.19.10 | Football
Wildcats ranked No. 24 in preseason coaches poll
The Wildcats enter 2010 ranked No.24 nationally.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second-straight year, Baker University will come into the 2010 campaign ranked in the Top 25 nationally.
Despite losing two of their top offensive performers, running back Richie Bryant (two-time all-conference first-team selection) and quarterback Mack Brown (all-time passing leader in school history), the Wildcats edged their way into the poll at No.24.
4.20.10 | Baseball
St. Mary's sweeps Baker in non-conference doubleheader
The Wildcats were swept again on in a non-conference showdown Tuesday.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan.- A misplayed fly ball on the infield got the big inning started for St. Mary’s when there was some confusion between third baseman Tad Eubanks and catcher Brandon Truitt. The Wildcats dropped game one 9-7 after surrendering five runs in the seventh.
4.20.10 | Softball
Worley blast, Gruber dominance sends Baker back to playoffs
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.