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2.21.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestlers take third at NAIA Central Regional

Josh HaugenNathan Sommer

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team continues to move up the national ranks.

The Wildcat wrestlers placed third over the weekend at the NAIA Central Regional, beating out national powers No. 17 Waldorf (Iowa) and No. 14 Oklahoma City.

Josh Haugen, a 133-pounder from Claremore, Okla., and Nathan Sommer, a 157-pounder from Parker, Kan., led the Baker grapplers, advancing to the semifinals in their respective weight classes. AJ Gassman, a 125-pounder from Belton, Mo., nearly defeated No. 7 Alex Peitz (Grand View, Iowa) in the third-place match but fell late in the match on a reversal.

2.21.11 | Softball

Coach Windle excited about softball team potential

Erin Ford

FORT WORTH, Texas- The Baker University softball team showed it has the potential to be a dangerous squad this season after facing top competition at the weekend Cowtown Classic.

The Wildcats opened Friday afternoon against Northwood University (Texas). The Wildcats stayed in the game late, trailing 1-0 heading into the sixth inning, but Northwood broke open the game with a four-run sixth to close out the Wildcats. Heather Gruber pitched six innings, while giving up only three earned runs in the 5-0 defeat.

2.21.11 | Track and Field

Men’s and women’s track and field teams take third-place at HAAC Indoor Championships

Track and Field

LAMONI, Iowa- The Baker track and field teams were impressive at the HAAC Indoor Championships this past weekend.

Behind numerous first-place finishes, the men’s and women’s teams both placed third in the standings. The squads combined for 64 all-conference or all-conference honorable mentions honors at the meet.

2.21.11 | Baseball

Baker baseball drops season opening series

Baseball Opener

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Baker University baseball team got the 2011 season kicked off this past weekend against Roger State University and Ottawa University.

The Wildcats dropped their opening game of the season to Rogers State (9-1 overall) in five innings 14-4. Brandon Truit, Steven Stewart, Jared Herbert and Andrew Leiker all recorded RBI’s in the contest, but the Rogers State offense was too strong as they went on to record 16 hits and 14 runs in the contest.

2.23.11 | Spirit Squad

Spirit Squad sets record for participants in Kids Clinic

Spirit Squad

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University Spirit Squad held its third annual Kid’s Clinic on Saturday, February 19th with a record 26 participants.

The participants consisted of children ages four through eleven years old.

In addition to performing their cheer and dance routines at the Baker University women’s basketball game against Missouri Valley, the participants received a t-shirt, poms, face tattoos and a BU silly band. “Everyone had a great time and the halftime show was great,” said head dance coach Lynsey Payne.

View photos from the event by clicking here

2.24.11 | Basketball

Wildcats try to solve Cook Center woes Thursday evening

Baker vs MNU

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OLATHE, Kan. – Looking at Baker University’s history in the Cook Center, one might not like the chances the Wildcats have heading into Thursday evening’s match-up with MidAmerica Nazarene.

The Baker men’s and women’s basketball teams own a 1-17 record over the past seven seasons, with the only victory coming in 2004 when the Lady Cats‘ escaped with a 53-51 victory.

2.24.11 | Women's Basketball

Big second half pushes MidAmerica Nazarene past Baker

OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team struggled to shoot the ball yet again on Thursday evening falling to MidAmerica Nazarene University 61-46.

The Wildcats (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) shot just 18-for-56 (32 percent) from the field, and only went 1-for-8 (12.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers (11-18, 9-10 HAAC) bench played a key role in the victory outscoring the Wildcats 33-8.

Brittany Hines scored a team-high 16 points and Emily Gibson added 11 points and eight rebounds.

MidAmerica Nazarene had three players score in double figures as CJ Wesemann scored a team-high 15 points. Kiley Herold and Sophia Stockton each added 11 points.

Baker will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Graceland University on Senior Day at 2:00 p.m., CT. The Wildcat seniors will be honored between the men’s and women’s game.

2.25.11 | Women's Bowling

Women’s bowling advances to first-ever USBC Intercollegiate Sectional Championships

USBC Sectionals

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Baker University women’s bowling team made history this past weekend as the United States Bowling Congress announced sectional-qualifying assignments for the 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships.

The Baker women finished 26th out of 44 teams in Hoosier Classic held in Indianapolis, Ind. The Wildcats top bowler Caitlin Campbell (Topeka, Kan.) led the Wildcats with a 13th-place individual finish, averaging 193.0 per game.

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