4.2.10 | Softball
Baker splits doubleheader with Benedictine
- Brooke Allen leads the Wildcats with a .372 batting average and .436 slugging %.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's softball team finally got its chance to play in front of their own fans on Thursday afternoon. Baker won the first game 4-3 and dropped the nightcap 10-4.
The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead in game one thanks to an RBI single and solo home run from sophomore Allie Losey. The lead didn't last. Benedictine scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to even the score at 2-2. But the Wildcats had a flare for the dramatic. Baker won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning courtesy of a single up-the-middle by junior Annie Hannon.
4.3.10 | Baseball
Wildcats sweep Benedictine College
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball picked up two huge conference victories this past weekend sweeping Benedictine College Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Chris Cummins pitched a complete game, and the Baker baseball team escaped with a victory in game one.
4.4.10 | Athletics
Baker track and field highlights weekend events
- The Baker 4x100 relay team set a new school record at ESU.
Track and Field
The Baker track and field teams were back in action this weekend when they traveled to the ESU State Farm Relays in Emporia, Kan. The teams didn't dissapoint. The Baker men's 4x100 team (Hannon, Harris, Anderson, Okiomah) set a new school record with a time of 42.12, surpassing the previous record of 42.65 set in 2006 by Randle, Hubbard, Gleason, and Pitts at the Simpson Invitational.
JL Anderson and Jeremiah May were also successful in qualifying for the 2010 NAIA Outdoor National Championships with their respective performances in the 100 meter hurdles and javelin.
4.5.10 | Baseball
Cummins named HAAC Pitcher of the Week
- Sophomore Chris Cummins was named HAAC Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker Wildcats left-hander Chris Cummins was tabbed HAAC Pitcher of the Week the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
The Corona, California native recorded two complete-game victories against Graceland University and Benedictine College. Cummins racked up 16 strikeouts with just five walks while posting a 1.93 ERA. On the season, Cummins owns a 3-0 record with a 2.83 ERA.
4.6.10 | Football
Former Avila head coach Bruce Young returns to Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football staff is pleased to announce the addition of former Baker assistant coach and Avila head coach Bruce Young to the coaching staff.
Young returns to Baker after serving as head coach at Avila University for the past five years. During his tenure at Avila, Young graduated 50 of 52 seniors, raised the team grade-point average from 2.2 to 2.8 and coached 10 academic All-Americans.
A member of the Missouri High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Young enjoyed success at Norborne, Marceline and Ray-Pec high schools. Young was an assistant coach at Baker University for five seasons before taking over Avila’s program.
4.7.10 | Golf
Baker men take fourth at Missouri Valley Invitational, women grab second
MARSHALL, Mo. - The Baker men's golf team traveled to Marshall, Mo., this past weekend to participate in their second 36-hole tournament event of the 2010 season.
With the golf course in good shape, Sunday evening thunderstorms and another Monday morning thunderstorm dropped several inches of the rain on the golf course making for wet and soggy conditions. After a weather delay on Monday morning, the first-round got underway. The clouds were replaced with sunny and warm conditions.
4.7.10 | Baseball
Cummins dominates, improves to 4-0
- LHP Chris Cummins dominated again on Wednesday afternoon improving to 4-0.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Heart of America Athletic Conferece Pitcher of the Week showed the Baker faithful why he was so deserving Wednesday evening. Cummins improved to 4-0 on the season giving up one earned run on five hits en route to his third-consecutive complete-game victory.
Offensively, Jose Orozco led the WIldcats going 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Jared Herbert and Tad Eubanks also added runs in the 4-1 victory.
4.10.10 | Baseball
Wildcats drop two games in seventh inning
- Senior Dustin Moomau went 4-for-7 Saturday afternoon.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The tale of two games Saturday afternoon ended with the same storyline, a heartbreaking seventh-inning loss.
The Baker bullpen surrendered 15 runs in a two-game doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against No. 22 Avila University. Game one saw the Wildcats give up a 10-run seventh, and game two saw a five-run seventh. The Wildcats close out their season series with Avila University tomorrow afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.