3.16.11 | Baseball and Softball
Baseball and softball teams return to action Wednesday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off a tough weekend, the Baker University baseball team will look to get back on track Wednesday afternoon as it hosts Missouri Valley College (5-9, 0-4 HAAC) in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in Marshall, Mo.
The Wildcats (5-9, 1-5 HAAC) are coming off a weekend in which they won just one game over Central Methodist University, before dropping a doubleheader to Lindenwood University on Sunday.
3.17.11 | Baseball
Baker notches doubleheader sweep over Missouri Valley College
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.
3.17.11 | Softball
Baker softball splits with Friends University
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Lady ‘Cats faced a difficult task Wednesday afternoon taking on the Friends Falcons (13-5).
The first game of the doubleheader started as a pitchers’ dual as Maggie Holmberg blanked the Falcons for the first five innings before giving up three runs in the sixth. Baker drew first blood in the fourth inning when Katie Worley beat out the throw to home off of Holmberg’s single. In the fifth inning the Wildcats loaded the bases and were able to bring in four runs. Tara Heinrich and Erin Ford started the inning with singles. Brooke Allen hit for an RBI single and Erin Greenwood’s double scored two more runs. Maggie Holmberg went the distance for the Wildcats as they pulled off a 5-3 victory.
3.22.11 | Softball
Softball team returns to action on Tuesday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team returns to the diamond on Tuesday evening as it hosts Bethany College (11-13) at 5 p.m. at Cavaness Field.
The Wildcats (7-9) have dropped three of their past four games while the Swedes have won nine of their past 11. Stephanie Tyler leads the Swedes offensively with 23 hits and a .434 average. She also has a 3.01 ERA to lead the squad.
3.22.11 | Baseball
Wildcats split doubleheader with Ottawa University
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.
3.22.11 | Softball
Renata Dill’s walk-off homer powers Baker past Bethany
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team struggled to get runs across, but at the end of the day it was freshman Renate Dill coming through with the walk-off 2-run home run to give the Wildcats a 3-2 victory in game one.
Maggie Holmberg picked up the victory pitching seven innings while giving up just four hits and one earned run with three strikeouts. Brooke Allen (2-for-2) and Holmberg (1-for-3) were the only other Wildcats to record hits in the contest.
3.23.11 | Track and Field
Baker Relays switched to Friday due to predicted weather conditions this weekend
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The weather seems to change constantly during this time of year in Kansas. The 2011 Baker Relays weren’t spared from the wrath as head coach Zach Kindler announced the Relays will now take place on Friday, March 25, 2011. They were originally planned to take place on Saturday, March 26th.
“Friday’s weather looks a little better in regards to the temperature which will put our student-athletes at less risk for injury,” said Baker athletic director Theresa Yetmar. “We’re working with our professors to make this a smooth transition for our student-athletes in regards to missing class time.”