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.”
3.20.12 | Softball
BU softball wins five of six games; Greenwood continues to dominate
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker softball got back on track this past weekend, sweeping William Penn (Iowa) at the Cavaness Field season opener. Baker took game one 3-0 and followed that up with a 3-2 victory in game two.
Sophomore Erin Greenwood continues to lead the squad both offensively and defensively, posting a batting average of .521 with two home runs and an ERA of 2.02 with 71 stikeouts. Greenwood currently ranks 15th nationally in batting average and 22nd nationally in hits per game with 1.67.
3.21.12 | Baseball
Baker baseball set for showdown with Graceland Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team returns to the diamond on Saturday as the Wildcats welcome Graceland University for a neutral site game in Lawrence, Kan., at Free State High School for 1 p.m., doubleheader.
Baker (11-10, 1-1 HAAC) is coming off a split with Central Methodist University in their HAAC opener this past weekend. The Wildcats took a 13-4 victory in game one, before falling 5-4 in game two.
3.21.12 | Men's Basketball
Ben Steinlage named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After leading Baker to its first NAIA DI Men’s Basketball National Championship appearance since 1941, Baker’s leading scorer Ben Steinlage with 12.3 points per game was named to the 2012 NAIA DI Men’s Basketball All-America Team.
Steinlage finished with 14 points and five rebounds in Baker’s, 103-88 loss to Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) in the opening round of the national tournament. Steinlage also led the Wildcats will 6.1 rebounds per game and five double-doubles on the season.
3.22.12 | Athletics
Baker represents HAAC in Top 25 of NAIA Winter Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
CLEVELAND, Ohio – After a successful winter season, Baker University (Kan.) remains the only Heart of America Athletic Conference school to garner a Top 25 ranking in the winter edition of the latest NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings.
Baker currently checks in at No. 18 nationally after closing out the fall season ranked No. 10 nationally. Baker’s rival MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) closed out the fall season ranked No. 20 nationally and currently sits at No. 39 nationally. Missouri Valley College checked in at No. 55 and Central Methodist (Mo.) rounded out the Top 100 at No. 75.
3.26.12 | Athletics
Whirlwind spring weekend for Baker athletic teams
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Four Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards, the Baker Relays, and the baseball and softball squads closed a successful weekend for the Wildcats’ spring sports teams.
Maggie Holmberg highlighted the Baker softball team, leading the Wildcats to a marquee, 4-0 victory over William Woods University. The Topeka, Kan., native tossed a three-hit shutout, while walking just one batter and tallying 10 strikeouts. She lowered her ERA to 2.90 while collecting her second shutout of the season.