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.”
3.25.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep William Jewell College in HAAC opener
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team got its HAAC season started off on the right foot Thursday afternoon, sweeping William Jewell College, 5-1 and 4-2.
Austin Boehm and Maggie Holmberg led the Wildcats offensively in game one each recording two RBI’s and a home run. Holmberg also steadied the Wildcats on the mound, pitching seven innings while giving up just one earned run on ten hits.
“Jewell left 11 runners stranded, but it goes to show you how we were able to work our way out of a few jams,” said head coach Matt Windle.
3.28.11 | Softball
Baker softball team jumps out to undefeated 4-0 HAAC record
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You might not have known it by looking at the weather, but the Baker University softball team continues to ride a hot streak in conference play. Baker defeated Missouri Valley College, 3-0 in game one and 4-2 in game two.
Game one saw a great defensive effort from freshman Maggie Holmberg as she pitched seven innings, while giving up no earned runs on six hits. Erin Greenwood led the way offensively going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Brooke Allen also chipped in going 2-for-3.
3.28.11 | Men's Golf
Men’s golf opens spring season with seventh-place finish
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Baker University men’s golf team competed in its first spring tournament of the year this past weekend, hosted by Evangel University at the Rivercut Golf Club.
Friday’s round saw temperatures in the mid 30’s with 25 mph winds. Players had to deal with intermittent rain showers throughout play, before the sun finally peaked out late in the day.
3.28.11 | Track and Field
Baker track takes first place in five events at Baker Relays
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The cool weather didn’t stop the Baker University track and field team from opening the outdoor season with a bang on Friday afternoon.
Aubree Gustin, Corinna Papps, JaBryanna Wellington, Mary Loveland and the women’s 4x800 meter relay team all came away with first-place finishes at the 2011 Baker Relays.
3.28.11 | Softball
Maggie Holmberg named HAAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Baker freshman pitcher Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Pitcher of the Week, according to an announcement by league officials on Monday afternoon.
Holmberg went 3-0 over the past week with victories over Bethany College (Kan.), William Jewell College (Mo.) and Missouri Valley College. She allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings of work to post a 0.67 ERA for the week. She closed out the week with a complete game shutout against Missouri Valley College on Sunday afternoon in Baldwin City, Kan.
3.29.11 | Baseball
Baker baseball returns to action Wednesday evening
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.