4.29.11 | Softball
Wildcats fall in opening round of HAAC playoffs
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Baker may not have accomplished its end goal in the conference playoffs, but there is no doubt the team has a lot to be proud of in the end.
Evangel (31-11) eliminated the Wildcats from the HAAC playoffs on Friday afternoon, defeating Baker (31-21) in a doubleheader, 6-4 and 4-0.
Evangel never trailed in game one as they jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before adding two runs in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.
5.3.11 | Track and Field
Track and field teams grab three weekly HAAC honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker men’s and women’s track and field teams are coming off a dominating first place finish at the Wildcat Open this past weekend in Baldwin City, Kansas.
The Baker men finished with a total of 164 points and the Baker women finished with 176.5. Ottawa University finished second on the men’s side at 89 points while Bethany took second on the women’s with 105.5 points.
Jason Robbs (Topeka, Kan.) highlighted the field events for the men, taking first place in both the discus and hammer. Robbs set an “A” standard in both events with a toss of 48.11 meters in discus and 60.31 meter mark in the hammer. He was also named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
5.3.11 | Women's Golf
Baker women take second at HAAC Championship
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Lindenwood University took a big lead on Monday afternoon and never looked back during the final round on Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence, Kansas.
Marcella Ax (163), Megan Burgress (167) and Julieta Rotzinger (170) of Lindenwood rounded out the top three scores overall. Kasey McCammack (178) finished in fifth, rounding out the Lions final two day score of 678. Women’s head coach Abby Weber took home HAAC Coach of the Year honors.
Host school, Baker University made a huge comeback in the second round of play, surpassing Avila University and William Jewell College for a runner-up finish at 766. Stacy Yowell led the way for the Wildcats posting a two-day total of 180.
5.4.11 | Baseball
Three Wildcats named to All-HAAC baseball squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brandon Truitt (Kansas City, Kan.), Chris Cummins (Corona, Calif.) and Joey Orozco (Chula Vista, Calif.) have been named to the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.
All-HAAC first team
Senior Brandon Truitt, the team’s leading offensive producer, finished the season with a .384 batting average with two home runs and a slugging percentage of .528. As a catcher, Truitt recorded 190 putouts while committing only six errors on the season for a fielding percentage of .972.
5.8.11 | Track and Field
Baker University men win 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Title, women take third
CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University men’s track and field team took home the men’s title at the 2011 HAAC Championships on Saturday afternoon at Culver-Stockton’s Richeson Track and Field Complex in Canton, Mo.
Baker racked up 204 points to finish ahead of Lindenwood University (191) and Central Methodist University (182). The Baker women’s team took third place with 149.5 points behind Lindenwood (202) and William Jewell (196).
5.9.11 | Softball
Softball team grabs four All-HAAC honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team was rewarded after finishing with one of its finest regular seasons ever with four selections to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference team, which was announced by the league office Monday.
Junior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), freshman Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) and freshman Erin Greenwood (Topeka, Kan.) were all named to the first team. Greenwood was also named HAAC Freshman of the Year. Senior Katie Worley (Platte Woods, Mo.) was named to the second team.
5.23.11 | Women's Basketball
Ben Lister named head coach of Baker women's basketball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Ben Lister has been named head coach of the Baker University women’s basketball program, Baker athletics director Theresa Yetmar announced on Monday.
Lister, an assistant women’s basketball coach at Barton County Community College, takes over for Susan Decker, who resigned earlier this spring after coaching the Lady ’Cats for 11 seasons.
Coach Lister served as an assistant coach at Barton County Community College for four years. During his time at Barton, the Cougars compiled a 94-36 record and won the 2008 and 2009 Jayhawk West Conference Championship on their way to a Region VI Championship.
5.26.11 | Softball
Topekans named to NAIA softball all-region squad
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team continues to receive first time awards under second year head coach Matt Windle. Just last week it was announced that Maggie Holmberg and Brooke Allen had been named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger NFCA NAIA All-Region Second Team.
Outfielder Brooke Allen finished the year fourth in the HAAC with a .401 batting average and fifth in the HAAC with a .629 slugging percentage. Her fielding percentage of .992 tied for first on the team and 15th in the conference. Allen also set the school record for home runs in a season with eight.