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2.26.12 | Baseball

Wheelock’s perfect game highlights 3-1 series victory over Dakota State

Wheelock

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team tallied its first series win of the season on Sunday afternoon by knocking off Dakota State, 3-0 in the finale for a 3-1 series win.

Nathan Wheelock highlighted the weekend by throwing a perfect game in the finale with seven strikeouts. Bryan Kindle, Joshua Zach, and Ryan Terstriep all added RBI’s in the 3-0 shutout.

2.27.12 | Basketball

Steinlage and Anderson grab all-HAAC honors

All-HAAC Hoops

KANSAS CITY, Mo – Juniors Ben Steinlage (Corning, Kan.) and Corey Anderson (Mansfield, Texas) were named to the 2012 Men’s Basketball All-Heart of America Athletic Conference team as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Steinlage was named to the second team. He leads Baker in scoring with 11.9 points per game and ranks first on the team in shooting percentage at 64 percent. Anderson, who received honorable mention, averages 10.4 points per game. Anderson’s 3-point field-goal percentage of 40 percent ranks second on the team.

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Third-seeded Baker hosts sixth-seeded Benedictine Wednesday night

Baker vs Benedictine

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It has been more than 10 years since the Baker University men’s basketball team played a home playoff game in the George F. Collins Center.

That will all change Wednesday evening when the Wildcats host rival Benedictine College in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats taste playoff victory for the first time in 12 years

Postseason Push

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – When Baker University head coach Brett Ballard arrived in Baldwin City two years ago, he made it very clear that he intended on bringing Baker men’s basketball back to national prominence.

With a 55-41 victory over sixth-seeded Benedictine College on Wednesday evening in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Quarterfinals, third-seeded Baker officially took its first step towards the national stage for the first time in 12 years.

3.2.12 | Wrestling

Baker holds down ninth heading into Friday’s quarterfinals

Quarterfinals

DES MOINES, Iowa – After the first day of the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, Baker University sits in ninth place after two sessions at the Jacobson Exhibition Center.

Baker advanced five wrestlers through to Friday’s quarterfinals and will have the remaining five wrestlers battling through the wrestlebacks.

3.2.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker hoops set for semifinal showdown with Evangel

HAAC Semifinal Showdown

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Third-seeded Baker University (20-10) travels to second-seeded Evangel (23-8) on Friday evening for a chance to advance to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Game on Monday evening.

Baker is coming off a 55-41 victory over Benedictine College on Wednesday evening in the HAAC quarterfinals. It was Baker’s first HAAC playoff victory since the 1999-2000 season. Coach Ballard pregame podcast

3.2.12 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats knock off second-seeded Evangel, set up HAAC title showdown with MNU

On To MNU

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Coach Ballard said all along his guys looked tight in the HAAC Playoff opener on Wednesday evening. That wasn’t the case on Friday evening as third-seeded Baker knocked off second-seeded Evangel University, 73-66 to advance to the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Game on Monday evening against top-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene.

Ben Steinlage led the Wildcats with a game-high 18 points  and Corey Anderson chipped in with 14 as Baker grabbed its marquee victory of the season. Samer Jassar also added 10 points and nine rebounds to go along with Steinlage’s 11 boards.

3.5.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats bring home two All-Americans at NAIA Indoor National Championships

NAIA Indoor Nationals

GENEVA, Ohio – Sophomores Stephanie Nelson (Kansas City, Kan.) and Katie Thurbon (Topeka, Kan.) were the lone Baker representatives at the 2012 NAIA Indoor National Championships to take home All-American status.

Nelson finished in seventh place overall in the women’s shot put with a mark of 13.56 meters. Thurbon grabbed an eighth place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.45 meters.

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