3.5.12 | Wrestling
Price brothers, Shadrach and Gebhardt named All-Americans
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Baker University wrestling team wrapped up its 2011-12 campaign this past weekend, taking home an 11th place finish at the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. Baker had all 12 national competitors win matches and score team points.
Brandon Gebhardt highlighted the Baker squad, advancing all the way to the finals in the 285 pound weight class. Gebhardt lost by fall to top-ranked Eric Thompson of Grandview.
3.5.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker falls to MNU in HAAC Championship Game
OLATHE, Kan. – Ben Steinlage scored 18 points and pulled down 16 rebounds, but Baker was never able to get over the hump as MNU never trailed in a 75-68 victory over the Wildcats Monday evening.
Jordan Honore was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures as he finished the game with 16 points. Luke Thomas of MNU stole the show though, scoring a game-high 21 points while shooting 8-for-11 from the floor to go along with 13 rebounds.
3.6.12 | Bowling
Baker bowlers set for Sectionals showdown in Texas
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Quietly going about their business, the Baker University women’s bowling team qualified for their second consecutive trip to the USBC Sectional Championship set to be held this upcoming weekend in Euless, Texas.
Most recently, the Baker women placed 14th out of 44 teams at the Blue and Gold Classic, held in South Bend, Ind. Baker finished ahead of NCAA DI teams Purdue University, Ohio State University, The University of Kansas, and The University of Illinois.
3.7.12 | Baseball
Big three set to anchor Baker pitching staff in 2012
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After losing the season-opening series to No. 19 Rogers State in Oklahoma, Baker was primed for its home opener against Dakota State on Feb. 25-26.
Baker took the first two games of the series on Saturday, winning 3-2 in the opener and 7-2 in the nightcap. On Sunday, Dakota State shut out Baker 6-0 in the third game of the series before senior Nathan Wheelock (Russell, Kan.) delivered one of the most special pitching performances in Baker history.
3.7.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker to face No. 7 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time since 1941, Baker University is back in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.
Baker will face seven-seeded Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) on Mar. 14 at 6:15 p.m., at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. View the full bracket here.
A full game preview will be available soon. View ticket information here.
3.12.12 | Softball
Softball team closes grueling weekend 0-4
CONWAY, Ark. – The Baker University softball team knew it would be put to the test against some of the nations best competition this past weekend as the Wildcats faced four nationally ranked opponents.
Baker opened up the weekend with a 8-0 loss to No. 25 Oklahoma Christian College on Friday morning and followed that up with a 8-7 loss to No. 4 Central Baptist College.
3.14.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker set to face No. 7 Our Lady of the Lake Wednesday evening
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time since 1996-97, Baker University is back in the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championships. For the first time since 1941, Baker University is back in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championships.
Host seed Baker University (21-11) will look to make history on Wednesday evening as the Wildcats face seventh-seeded Our Lady of the Lake (26-7) at 6:15 p.m., from historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., in the opening round of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.
3.14.12 | Men's Basketball
High-powered OLLU knocks off Baker, 103-88
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker opened the game with a 21-6 run over the first 13 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to stop a huge comeback by Our Lady of the Lake over the final seven minutes of the first half as the Saints finished on a 37-21 run to take a 44-42 lead into the locker room.
“We got off to a great start and handled their pressure well early,” said Baker head coach Brett Ballard. “We had about a six to seven minute stretch there where we didn’t execute and allowed them to get back into the game.”