4.27.11 | Softball
Wildcats split with Kansas Wesleyan in regular season finale
SALINA, Kan. – The Baker softball team closed out its regular season on Tuesday afternoon with a doubleheader split against Kansas Wesleyan.
Baker (31-19) got on the scoreboard first in game one thanks to a Renata Dill solo home run in the first inning. The Coyotes tied the game in the bottom of the second, but Baker slowly pulled away inning by inning. Katie Worley added a solo home run in the sixth inning as the Wildcats went on to win 5-1.
Erin Greenwood (8-9) went the distance on the rubber giving up just one earned run on four hits in the victory.
4.27.11 | Women's Golf
Southwestern College leads Baker Invitational after blustery first round
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Courtney Huppert of Southwestern College was the only player to record a score in the 80’s. Huppert currently leads the field by six strokes after recording an 84 on a windy and cold day at Alvamar Golf Club.
Stacy Yowell of Baker finished the day with a score of 90 and Chelsey Williamson of William Jewell College fired a 93 to round out the top three.
4.27.11 | Golf
Bethany holds a one shot lead over Evangel after 36 holes
The Baker men’s team sits in seventh place with a two-round total of 683
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The 18 hole splits were night and day on Wednesday afternoon at Alvamar Golf Club. Clubhouse leader Bethany College finished the day at 665 after shooting 20 strokes lower in the afternoon rounds. Evangel University sits at 666 and Missouri Baptist University closed out at 667.
Matt Mickelson (Graceland), James Tisdale (Bethany College) and Tim McGinnis (Evangel University) are all tied for first place with a 36-hole total of 158. Baker’s best score of the day came from Michael Wissman, as he fired a 166 (87,79) while Mason Dick followed just one stroke behind at 167 (85,82).
4.28.11 | Golf
Baker women’s golf team takes second at Baker Spring Invitational
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Southwestern College held on to a two-stroke victory on Thursday afternoon at Alvamar Golf Club shooting a two-day total of 747. Baker finished two strokes behind in second place with a 749. William Jewell finished in third with a score of 800.
Stacy Yowell led the Baker women shooting a two-day total of 178, good enough for second place overall. Courtney Huppert held on to her day one lead and pulled away from the field finishing in first place shooting a 167.
Krista Yaktine finished tied for sixth overall shooting a 188 while Bristol Brandt rounded out the top 15 firing a 200.
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.