2.19.11 | Basketball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team will try to snap a four-game skid with the Heart of America Athletic Conference playoffs less than two weeks away.
The Wildcats (13-14 overall, 8-9 HAAC) need a win Saturday afternoon to return to .500 in the conference. Baker fell 62-39 on Thursday evening at William Jewell College.
2.19.11 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats bounce back with 66-57 victory over Missouri Valley
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team got back on track Saturday afternoon defeating Missouri Valley College 66-57.
The first 14 minutes saw back and fourth action as Baker and Missouri Valley had five lead changes before the Wildcats took the lead for good with 7:40 remaining in the first half.
2.19.11 | Men's Basketball
Wommack paces Baker past Missouri Valley with team-high 29 points
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Doing it all was an understatement on Saturday afternoon for senior guard Jaris Wommack.
Wommack scored a game-high 29 points while shooting 9-for-15 from the field and pulling down 11 rebounds. Andre Strozier added 18 points as the Wildcats went on to defeat Missouri Valley College 61-53.
2.21.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers take third at NAIA Central Regional
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team continues to move up the national ranks.
The Wildcat wrestlers placed third over the weekend at the NAIA Central Regional, beating out national powers No. 17 Waldorf (Iowa) and No. 14 Oklahoma City.
Josh Haugen, a 133-pounder from Claremore, Okla., and Nathan Sommer, a 157-pounder from Parker, Kan., led the Baker grapplers, advancing to the semifinals in their respective weight classes. AJ Gassman, a 125-pounder from Belton, Mo., nearly defeated No. 7 Alex Peitz (Grand View, Iowa) in the third-place match but fell late in the match on a reversal.
2.21.11 | Softball
Coach Windle excited about softball team potential
FORT WORTH, Texas- The Baker University softball team showed it has the potential to be a dangerous squad this season after facing top competition at the weekend Cowtown Classic.
The Wildcats opened Friday afternoon against Northwood University (Texas). The Wildcats stayed in the game late, trailing 1-0 heading into the sixth inning, but Northwood broke open the game with a four-run sixth to close out the Wildcats. Heather Gruber pitched six innings, while giving up only three earned runs in the 5-0 defeat.
2.21.11 | Track and Field
Men’s and women’s track and field teams take third-place at HAAC Indoor Championships
LAMONI, Iowa- The Baker track and field teams were impressive at the HAAC Indoor Championships this past weekend.
Behind numerous first-place finishes, the men’s and women’s teams both placed third in the standings. The squads combined for 64 all-conference or all-conference honorable mentions honors at the meet.
2.21.11 | Baseball
Baker baseball drops season opening series
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 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.
2.23.11 | Spirit Squad
Spirit Squad sets record for participants in Kids Clinic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University Spirit Squad held its third annual Kid’s Clinic on Saturday, February 19th with a record 26 participants.
The participants consisted of children ages four through eleven years old.
In addition to performing their cheer and dance routines at the Baker University women’s basketball game against Missouri Valley, the participants received a t-shirt, poms, face tattoos and a BU silly band. “Everyone had a great time and the halftime show was great,” said head dance coach Lynsey Payne.
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