3.5.11 | Baseball
Baseball team returns to action Saturday and Sunday
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Wildcat baseball team split its Wednesday afternoon doubleheader with the St. Mary’s Spires. The two games played out exactly the opposite of each other.
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats had the bats cracking and the pitching was solid. Chris Cummins took the first pitch and set the tone for the Baker defense. Cummins struck out three of the six batters he faced. In the second inning, Brandon Truitt and Jared Herbert led off with back-to-back singles. Bryan Kindle hit a double to score Truitt. A wild pitch and an error brought in the two other runs for the Wildcats.
3.6.11 | Weekend Recaps
Wrestling takes home two NAIA All-Americans at NAIA National Championships
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Baker University wrestling tem closed out a successful 2010-11 campaign this past weekend at the NAIA Wrestling National Championships in the U.S. Cellular Center. Baker finished with 33.5 points, good enough for 16th overall out of 39 teams. The Wildcats also crowned two NAIA All-Americans in Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) at 149 pounds and heavyweight Levi Calhoun (Moore, Okla.).
“I couldn’t be more proud of the way these guys performed in their second season of existence,” said head coach Jimmy May. “Levi and Jarell will go down in the Baker history books. They will always have the that to hang their hat on. They were the first-ever to become All-Americans for our program.”
3.7.11 | Baseball
Wildcats drop conference opener at Culver-Stockton College
CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team dropped its Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) opener on Monday afternoon to Culver-Stockton College. The Wildcat offense was never able to get anything going as Baker tallied just six hits in the doubleheader defeat. Baker dropped game one by a 1-0 score and fell in the nightcap 8-1.
3.11.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep Southwestern College in home opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The bats are starting to heat up for the Baker University softball team. The Wildcats (6-6) won their fourth-straight game on Thursday evening at Cavaness Field on the campus of Baker University.
Baker racked up 13 hits in game one en route to a 6-4 come-from-behind-victory. Brooke Allen led the way offensively going 2-for-4 with two RBI’s. Homeruns were the story though as Austin Boehm and Erin Greenwood each went yard to put the Wildcats ahead for good. Katie Worley and Erin Greenwood each led the team with three hits apiece.
3.11.11 | Baseball
Wildcats sweep Sterling College; prepare to face Central Methodist Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker offense came alive Thursday evening at Sauder Field as the Wildcats put up eight runs on 14 hits in a come-from-behind victory.
Sterling College opened the game with a six-run first inning, but the Wildcats weathered the storm and managed to chip away at a six run deficit.
3.16.11 | Baseball and Softball
Baseball and softball teams return to action Wednesday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off a tough weekend, the Baker University baseball team will look to get back on track Wednesday afternoon as it hosts Missouri Valley College (5-9, 0-4 HAAC) in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in Marshall, Mo.
The Wildcats (5-9, 1-5 HAAC) are coming off a weekend in which they won just one game over Central Methodist University, before dropping a doubleheader to Lindenwood University on Sunday.
3.17.11 | Baseball
Baker notches doubleheader sweep over Missouri Valley College
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker Wildcats (7-9, 3-5 HAAC) recorded their second sweep of the season and halted its three-game losing streak with victories over Missouri Valley (5-11, 0-6 HAAC).
The Wildcats scored early and often in both games. Baker finally got the bats going after being in a drought the past three games. Baker jumped out to an early three-run lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Vikings helped the Wildcats with numerous bobbles and misplayed balls. In the third the Wildcats took advantage of the bases being loaded and scored four insurance runs on its way to a 9-0 shutout. Christopher Cummins (pictured) went the distance on the mound recording his first shutout of the season.
3.17.11 | Softball
Baker softball splits with Friends University
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Lady ‘Cats faced a difficult task Wednesday afternoon taking on the Friends Falcons (13-5).
The first game of the doubleheader started as a pitchers’ dual as Maggie Holmberg blanked the Falcons for the first five innings before giving up three runs in the sixth. Baker drew first blood in the fourth inning when Katie Worley beat out the throw to home off of Holmberg’s single. In the fifth inning the Wildcats loaded the bases and were able to bring in four runs. Tara Heinrich and Erin Ford started the inning with singles. Brooke Allen hit for an RBI single and Erin Greenwood’s double scored two more runs. Maggie Holmberg went the distance for the Wildcats as they pulled off a 5-3 victory.