2.18.12 | Men's Basketball
Second half shooting dooms Baker in 72-60 loss to Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team dropped a key game in the HAAC race on Saturday afternoon, falling 72-60 to Graceland University.
Ben Steinlage finished as the only Wildcat in double figures with 15 points and nine rebounds. Joe Wachter and Jordan Honore each added eight points, while Kevin Lysaught and Todd Johnston each chipped in with seven.
Baker (18-9, 11-5 HAAC) only shot 11-for-32 from the field (34 percent) and 2-for-10 (20 percent) from beyond the arc in the second half. Overall, Baker finished the contest 22-for-60 (37 percent) from the field and 7-for-20 (35 percent) from 3-point land.
2.19.12 | Track and Field
Wildcat track and field teams win 2012 Indoor HAAC Championship
LAMONI, Iowa – Coming into the 2012 season, head Baker track and field coach Zach Kindler knew he had a special group. This past weekend solidified any doubt as the men’s and women’s track and field teams won the 2012 Indoor HAAC Championship in Lamoni, Iowa.
Junior Jeremy Gathright (Oceanside, Calif.) highlighted the men’s squad taking first place in the triple jump and long jump. He was also named the Most Outstanding Performer. Katie Thurbon continued her dominance on the women’s side grabbing first place in the women’s pole vault and Tyler Sloan added a first place finish in the 60 meter dash.
2.20.12 | Baseball
Wildcats finish opening weekend 1-3 against No. 19 Rogers State
CLAREMORE, Okla. – With a 12-game head start and a 12-game winning streak, Baker knew it would have its hands full in the opening weekend against No. 19 Rogers State University (Okla.).
Baker dropped the opening game of the season on Saturday afternoon, 6-2. Joey Orozco and Bryan Kindle were the only Wildcats to record RBI’s in the contest. Senior Chris Cummins threw five innings on the bump while giving up five hits and four earned runs in the loss. View game one box score.
2.20.12 | Wrestling
Wrestlers take fourth at NAIA Central Regional
DES MOINES, Iowa – 184 pound Jarid Price became the first-ever NAIA Regional Champion for Baker University this past weekend at the NAIA Central Regionals.
As a team, Baker finished in fourth place behind No. 1 Grandview, No. 12 Missouri Valley College, and No. 5 Oklahoma City University. Baker currently sits at No. 7 nationally.
Heavyweight Brandon Gebhardt advanced all the way to the finals before bowing by pin to Grandview’s Eric Thompson. By far the most compelling match of the day was at 184 pounds where Jarid Price faced teammate Robert Shadrach with the title at stake. Price won by a decision over Shadrach, 6-5.
2.22.12 | Volleyball
Wildcat volleyball team signs 12 for 2012 season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off a banner year in 2011, the Baker University volleyball team has already begun preparations for the 2012 fall season as head coach Kathy Allen announced the signing of 12 new student-athletes.
“I think a number of these players will have a chance to step in right away and compete for a spot on varsity,” Allen said. “Just about every newcomer we’ve signed has had some sort of sustained success at the high school or junior college level, they’ll be ready to take it to the next level here at Baker University.”
2.23.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker set for road test against Benedictine Thursday evening
ATCHISON, Kan. – Securing third place overall in the Heart of America Athletic Conference has never been more important for the Baker University men’s basketball team.
Because of the host agreement between the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the NAIA, the top three teams in the HAAC are assured of bids to the 2012 NAIA National Championships set to be held Mar. 14-20 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
Baker (18-9, 11-5 HAAC) currently owns sole possession of third place over Graceland University, Avila University, and Benedictine College by two games. All three teams currently own 9-7 conference records.
2.23.12 | Women's Basketball
Baker looks forward to Senior Day after 67-49 loss to Benedictine
ATCHISON, Kan. – Baker opened the game with a 3-0 lead and only gained that advantage two more times in the opening 12 minutes before Benedictine finally pulled away.
Baker (6-23, 4-13 HAAC) pulled to within three points with just over a minute to go before the half, but it would be the closest Baker would come, as Benedictine (16-12, 11-6 HAAC) pulled away in the second half for a 67-49 victory.
Freshman Shelbi Petty and senior Rae Lynne Stewart led the Baker offense with team high’s of 12 points apiece. Senior Gloria Atanmo finished as Baker’s leading rebounder with eight.
2.23.12 | Men's Basketball
Late Benedictine comeback sinks Baker, 68-62 in overtime
ATCHISON, Kan. – After shooting just 3-for-19 from beyond the arc in the first 38 minutes on Thursday evening, Benedictine’s Quaran Johnson sunk the biggest 3-pointer of the game with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Baker (18-10, 11-6 HAAC) led 51-43 with 1:47 to play in regulation, but Benedictine (15-13, 10-7 HAAC) managed to string together seven-straight points in the final 1:30 and followed that up with 17-11 advantage in overtime.