3.15.10 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers close out inaugural season at NAIA Championships
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Baker University completed its inaugural wrestling season this past week at the 53rd Annual NAIA National Championships on the campus of Oklahoma City University. The Wildcats qualified 10 wrestlers for the championships. The Baker wrestlers placed 28th out of 38 teams in the competition.
The Wildcats were led by senior Levi Calhoun (285, Oklahoma City). Calhoun opend the championships with a huge victory over the fifth-rated heavyweight in the nation from the University of Great Falls. Calhoun followed up that victory with a second-round 3-2 decision over Willie Hernandez from Jamestown College. With that win, Calhoun advanced to the quarterfinals against Chas Maloch from McKendree College. Calhoun was 1-1 against Maloch during the regular season before losing a hard-fought battle 5-3 in the quarters.
3.16.10 | Football
Baker to take on Ottawa in College Fanz First Down Classic
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - College Fanz™ Sports Network, the world’s largest online college sports community launched by ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, today announced that the Ottawa University Braves will host the Baker University Wildcats in the fourth annual College Fanz First Down Classic. The football game is tentatively set to kick-off on Saturday, August 28th at 7 p.m. Central Time at People’s Bank Field in Ottawa, Kan.
3.16.10 | Softball
Baker softball splits doubleheader with No. 17 William Penn
- Softball split with No. 17 William Penn Tuesday afternoon.
OLATHE, Kan. - Allie Losey drove in two runs and Heather Gruber pitched a complete game as the Baker women's softball team went on to defeat No. 17 William Penn University, 4-3 in game one of a twinbill Tuesday afternoon.
3.19.10 | Baseball
Wildcats split doubleheader with Missouri Valley College
- Nick Peterson had seven RBIs in game two Friday afternoon.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – On a day where the temperature dropped 20 degrees between games, the Baker Wildcats (7-9, 4-4) split a doubleheader with conference foe Missouri Valley College (3-9, 3-5) Friday afternoon. Baker dropped the first game 5-4 in extra innings and won the nightcap 15-5.
3.23.10 | Men's Basketball
Brett Ballard named head basketball coach at Baker University
- Ballard spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. — Brett Ballard, director of basketball operations at the University of Kansas, has been selected as the head men’s basketball coach at Baker University, President and Interim Athletic Director Patricia N. Long announced today. Dr. Long introduced Ballard during a news conference at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the Collins House on the Baldwin City campus.
3.23.10 | Baseball
Jayhawks set to host Baker Wednesday evening
- The Wildcats will face the Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark Wednesday evening.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Baker baseball team will travel just down the road on Wednesday evening to face the Kansas Jayhawks at 6:00 p.m., from Hoglund Ballpark. Baker (7-9, 4-4) is coming off a split with Missouri Valley College this past weekend. Wednesday's game will be broadcast via live audio webcast at www.allinbroadcasting.com with veteran Baker play-by-play man Tom Hedrick calling the action.
3.24.10 | Baseball
Rainy day, KU shines defeating Baker, 16-0
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The score didn't reflect the overall meaning on Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark. Yes, the Wildcats did fall 16-0 in five innings, but they also gained meaningful knowledge heading into the thick of conference play.
3.25.10 | Women's Tennis
Baker women drop conference opener to Evangel, 6-3
- Freshman Tresa Carter and sophomore Laura Caby highlighted the evening.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Baker women's tennis team dropped its conference opener to Evangel University on Wednesday evening. Freshman Tresa Carter and sophomore Laura Caby led Baker to its first victory of the evening winning 8-5 in doubles.