4.26.10 | Softball
Baker's Katie Worley named HAAC Player of the Week
Junior Katie Worley led the Baker women's softball team back to the playoffs.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker junior catcher Katie Worley was named HAAC Softball Player of the Week, Commissioner Larry Lady announced Monday afternoon.
Worley, a native of Platte Woods, Mo., hit 1.000 while slugging 1.800 in a week that saw the Wildcats advance to their first playoff berth in four years. Worley's three-run homer in the third-inning of a doubleheader last week gave Baker a 5-0 lead from which they never looked back.
4.28.10 | Softball
Wildcats set to face top-seeded Lindenwood Friday afternoon
First-baseman Erin Ford went 3-for-6 against Lindenwood in their first meeting.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University softball team will return to action Friday afternoon when it travels to St. Charles, Mo., to face top-seeded Lindenwood University in the opening round of the 2010 HAAC Playoffs.
The Wildcats (7-13) are coming off a doubleheader split with Central Methodist University. Baker took game one 5-3 thanks to a three-run homer by Katie Worley in the third inning. Central Methodist took game two 6-0.
Lindenwood (17-3) has been stellar all season. In their previous match-up with the Wildcats, the Lions swept Baker 6-0 and 6-2.
4.20.10 | Baseball
Baker eliminated from playoff contention
Steven Stewart had one of Baker's four hits Friday afternoon.
OLATHE, Kan. - Nick Peterson gave Baker a 2-0 lead in the first-inning on a two-run home run, but it was MidAmerica Nazarene countering the Baker effort with three runs in the first and second innings before delivering the knockout blow with a six-run fourth-inning rally.
Ultimately it was pitching that won the game for MidAmerica Nazarene. MNU pitcher Harrison Helms (6-3) was stellar giving up two earned runs on four hits en route to his sixth victory of the season. The Wildcats gave up 12 earned runs on 11 hits.
5.2.10 | Track and Field
Baker grabs second-place; Kindler named Coach of the Year
Track and Field will look towards the 2010 National Championships.
ATCHISON, Kan. -The second day of the 2010 HAAC Track and Field Championships saw the Baker University women's team take second-place, while the men took third.
Freshman Devin Freeman (10,000 Meter Run) and junior Aubree Gustin (Javelin Throw) highlighted the women's side taking first-place in their respective events.
On the men's side, the 4x400 relay team, Travis Miller (High Jump), and Tanner Gleason (Decathalon) all took first-place.
5.4.10 | Tennis
Anderson to step down as tennis coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University Interim Athletics Director Dr. Pat Long announced that men’s and women’s tennis coach Bruce Anderson will be stepping down from his position to assume a new position as Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Southern College. Baker will begin a search for a new coach this Friday.
Theresa Yetmar, Associate Athletics Director, noted that “Bruce has been an asset to our Athletics Department, both as an Assistant Coach and our Head Coach for the past two seasons. He has guided our tennis teams with enthusiasm, passion, and dedication. We are thankful for his leadership. Our tennis programs have a history of success, and we will continue to build on the current foundation that has been established. We will work diligently to find the best fit for Baker University tennis moving forward.”
5.5.10 | Sports Medicine
Lynn Bott To Be Inducted Into NATA Hall of Fame
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Lynn Bott, director of sports medicine at Baker University, will officially be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 24, 2010, in Philadelphia.
This prestigious honor is bestowed on certified athletic trainers who have made a difference in the profession.
"Dedication, innovation, loyalty and leadership are common traits among Hall of Fame members," said NATA Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE. "Those who receive the honor serve as an inspiration to their peers and as role models to the next generation of certified athletic trainers."
5.7.10 | Baseball
Four Wildcats named All-Conference
Nick Peterson pictured with his parents on Senior Day.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Four Baker student-athletes were among the list of All-Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball players, released Thursday afternoon. In a vote by league coaches, pitcher Chris Cummins (Corona, Calif.) garnered first-team accolades, followed by senior second baseman Nick Peterson (Olathe, Kan.) who along with being named to the first-team, was also awarded the gold glove for his stellar play at second base.