3.2.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker hoops set for semifinal showdown with Evangel
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
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
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.
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.