9.27.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 10 Baker men improve to 9-0 on the season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team remains undefeated as they defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan University 4-2 on Tuesday evening.
Ethan Bauer put Baker on the scoreboard early with a quick turnaround blast from 30-yards out in the 13th minute.
Andy Griffin added to the tally in the 29th minute when he put a header in off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes and Cameron Zimmerman would add to that tally in the 35th minute to give BU a 3-0 lead at the break.
9.28.11 | Women's Basketball
Local star Ericka Simpson signs with Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Area high school girls basketball standout Ericka Simpson has signed with Baker University, Wildcat head coach Ben Lister announced on Wednesday.
Simpson, a senior point guard from Spring Hill High School, signed her letter of intent with the Wildcats on Sept. 14.
“We could not have been more pleased with the addition of Ericka to our program,” Lister said. “She is an excellent student-athlete. Her ability to play the one or two will allow us to utilize her skill set in multiple ways. We are fortunate to have her join our program.”
10.1.11 | Football
Wildcats host No. 8 MNU Saturday afternoon in blackout game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will look for another marquee victory at Liston Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-2 overall, 2-2 HAAC) are coming off a 38-7 defeat last week to No. 6 Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.
Saturday also marks the Wildcats’ ‘BLACKOUT’ game. All Baker fans are encouraged to wear black T-shirts to the game, or purchase the custom-made blackout T-shirts at the Baker tent at Liston.
10.1.11 | Football
No. 8 MidAmerica escapes past Baker 33-30
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Eighth-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene got a scare on Saturday afternoon as they managed to escape Liston Stadium with a 33-30 victory.
Andrew Kimrey put the Wildcats on the board first with a field goal with 6:37 remaining in the first quarter, but MNU quickly responded scoring in less than two minutes to take back the lead on a Sean Ransburg touchdown pass to Branden Phillips.
BU’s highlight play of the first half came on a double pass from Jake Morse to Xavier Lewis, who then threw a 38-yard touchdown strike to Jake Green, giving Baker a 10-7 lead.
10.2.11 | Soccer
Men improve to 10-0; women upset by CMU
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University women’s soccer team got tripped up in its HAAC opener on Sunday afternoon, falling to Central Methodist University, 2-1.
Lindie Adair scored both CMU goals in the ninth and 48th minutes respectively.
Ashley Mauck scored the lone Baker goal in the 64th minute courtesy of a ball from Alix Schiraldi.
The Wildcats (6-2, 0-1 HAAC) outshot the Eagles 20 to 12 overall. BU goalkeeper Maggie Dupes made five saves in the contest.
10.3.11 | Cross Country
BU men take third; women grab fifth at Planet Sub Invite
EMPORIA, Kan. – The Baker University cross country teams had another successful outing this past weekend at Emporia State University.
The Baker men’s squad took third place behind NCAA schools Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State University.
Aaron Caldwell led the way yet again for the BU men grabbing 15th overall with a time of 26:11.18 in the men’s 8k race. Corey Clark finished 26th with a time of 26:31.90 and Eric Larson rounded out the top three with a time of 26:46.06, good enough for 34th overall.
10.4.11 | Volleyball
Wildcats take share of first place; Allen wins career game 300
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team came through big in two ways on Tuesday evening as the team moved into a tie for first place and head coach Kathy Allen won her 300th game.
BU took set one 25-21, before falling in set two 16-25. The Wildcats rebounded in the third set 25-18 and closed out the game in dramatic fashion with a 26-24 victory.
Check back on www.bakerwildcats.com on Wednesday for the full story
10.5.11 | Men's Soccer
Men’s soccer team jumps four spots in latest Top 25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After winning its HAAC opener on Sunday evening, the Baker men’s soccer team (10-0, 1-0 HAAC) jumped to sixth nationally in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
Other HAAC schools in the Oct. 4 poll include Missouri Valley College (8-1-0), Benedictine College (10-0-0) and Graceland University (7-1-1).
“It’s fantastic that the hardwork of the team is being recognized nationally,” said head coach Nate Houser. “I think it’s great for the conference, but we’re really just more interested in where we end up at the end of the season.”