1.27.10 | Basketball
[rv] Baker Wildcats (12-7, 8-1) at Benedictine Ravens (11-8, 6-4)
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 * Atchison, Kan. * Ralph Nolan Gymnasium * 5:30 p.m.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
The Baker Wildcats will travel to rival Benedictine College on Thursday, Jan. 28 for a 5:30 p.m. showdown with the Ravens. The Wildcats, 12-7 on the season and 8-1 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, are coming off a 78-72 overtime win on Monday at Central Methodist University (8-12, 2-8).
1.28.10 | Women's Basketball
Turnovers plague Wildcats in 62-73 loss at Benedictine
ATCHISON, Kan. - After battling to a 78-72 overtime win on Monday evening, the Baker women's basketball team dropped its second conference game of the season Thursday night.
The Ravens (12-8, 7-4) forced the Wildcats (12-8, 8-2) into a season-high 24 turnovers en route to its fourth straight conference victory.
"Turnovers killed us. You can't turn the ball over that many times and expect to win the basketball game," said head coach Susan Decker.
1.31.10 | Basketball
Baker splits doubleheader at Lindenwood; women win, men fall
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - The Baker men's and women's basketball teams split a doubleheader at Lindenwood as the women bounced back with a 65-59 win, and the men fell 44-64 on Saturday night.
The Baker women improved to 13-8 overall and 9-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while the men dropped to 7-14 on the year.
In a game that saw head-to-head action throughout, the Lindenwood women held Baker to just 39 percent from the field and 27 percent from beyond the arc. In the end, it was the Wildcats' free throw shooting that saved the day as the Wildcats went 15-16 from the charity stripe. Two players scored double-digit points for the Baker women: junior Emily Gibson led the way with 17 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks, and junior Aubree Gustin (pictured) added 11 points and six rebounds.
2.2.10 | Women's Basketball
Women's basketball emerging as conference title contender
- Junior Emily Gibson leads the conference in rebounds.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team has emerged as an early title contender in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, with a 13-8 overall record, including a 9-2 mark in conference play. The Wildcats have been particularly successful at home, with a 9-2 record.
The promising start in conference play hasn't been a surprise to the team or coaches."We're trying to get better every game. Our defense should be there every night, even when the offense isn't. If we can play good defense and rebound the basketball, you have a chance to win," stated head coach Susan Decker.
2.2.10 | Baseball
Baseball announces two signings
- Baker annouced two signings on Tuesday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University head baseball coach Philip Hannon announced on Tuesday the signing of two middle infielders — Luis Ramirez and Ryan Lasneske — to national letters of intent.
Ramirez, a junior transfer from Kansas City Kansas Community College, will join the team this spring. Lasneske, a senior at Leavenworth High School, will join the team in the fall 2010.
Coach Hannon learned of Ramirez through the Tom Urquhart’s School of Baseball.
"Ramirez wasn't playing while he was at (KCKCC),” Hannon said. “Our team is a little short on depth this spring. He will fit in nicely with the role he will be playing on this team. He has some of the best hands and feet on our squad.”
Lasneske recently was selected as the winner of the 2009 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Character and Leadership Award. Out of the 1,000 athletes who participate in Major League Baseball's RBI program, Lasneske was the only player to earn the award.
"Getting a kid with great character is what you’re always looking for,” Hannon said. “But getting good baseball skills, as well, is a huge plus. His glove and arm across the diamond are something special. His leadership, determination and passion will be a true asset for Baker University.”