2.1.12 | Wrestling
No. 10 Baker battles, but falls to No. 5 Oklahoma City, 18-15
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team nearly pulled off its second biggest upset of the season Wednesday evening, but it wasn’t meant to be as Oklahoma City pulled away in the mid-matches to take an 18-15 victory.
AJ Gassman put the Wildcats on the board first in the 133-pound match with a 8-3 decision over Alvie Killingsworth. Phil Henes added a 6-0 victory in the 141-pound match and third-ranked Jarell Price rolled to a 6-0 victory in the 149-pound match.
2.6.12 | Track and Field
Wildcats have solid showing at UCM Mule Relays
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Freshman Tyler Sloan led the way for the Baker women as she was named HAAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season on Monday afternoon.
Sloan, a Kansas City, Kan., native won a pair of events, taking first place in the 60-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relays. Ariella Harrison finished just eight points away from a national qualifying mark in the pentathlon, good enough for second with 2,992 points. Paige Rockers rounded out the women’s side with a second place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 10.52 meters, just 45 centimeters away from the national “B” standard.
2.8.12 | Wrestling
No. 7 Baker takes commanding victory over Bethany (Kan.)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In the first ever dual between two Kansas NAIA programs, the seventh-ranked Baker University wrestling program came out on top with a commanding 31-9 victory over Bethany (Kan.) on Wednesday evening.
Jake Nowak and Brandon Gebhardt highlighted the dual with back-to-back pins in the 197-pound and heavyweight matches, while senior Jarell Price and Clarence Jordan each claimed victories in their respective matches.
2.9.12 | Softball
Baker splits with Ottawa to open 2012 season
OTTAWA, Kan. – It was damp cold and muggy, but the Baker University softball team opened its 2012 campaign with a split against Ottawa University on Thursday afternoon.
Game one saw Ottawa jump out to an early 4-0 lead over the first two innings, but Baker managed to climb back into the game late, tallying runs in the fourth and sixth innings to make things interesting in the 4-2 loss. Summer Kelley had the lone RBI in the game for the Wildcats. Maggie Holmberg was pegged with the loss after pitching six innings while giving up eight hits and two earned runs.
2.9.12 | Women's Basketball
Petty and Fanshier lead Baker in 80-58 rout of Peru State
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker took a 10-8 lead with 14:45 to play in the first half and never looked back from that point forward, as the Baker women knocked off Peru State College, 80-58 on Thursday evening.
Freshman Shelbi Petty and junior Alisha Fanshier were the only two Wildcats to finish in double figures each scoring 17 and 15 points respectively. Petty has led all Baker scorers over her past 10 games averaging 14.9 points.
Defensively, Gloria Atanmo finished the contest with 10 rebounds and eight points.
2.9.12 | Men's Basketball
Three Wildcats score in double figures as Baker runs past Peru State, 91-71
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – A 19-5 run to open the game over the first seven minutes was all Baker needed to down Peru State College, 91-71 on Thursday evening.
In a game that was riddled with fouls, (46 total fouls) the Baker men made sure the final outcome was never in doubt. Corey Anderson and Ben Steinlage each scored a team-high 17 points, while Todd Eils added 15 to help Baker improve to 9-4 in the HAAC.
Baker finished the contest 31-for-52 (59 percent) from the field and 9-for-19 (47 percent) from beyond the arc.
2.13.12 | Men's Basketball
Steinlage named HAAC Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior forward Ben Steinlage from Baker was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday morning.
A pair of nearly flawless performances last week landed Steinlage his first career Player of the Week award as well as the first for his team this season. A native of Corning, Kan., Steinlage averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot an incredible 81.8 percent from the field.
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