M Baseball http://www.bakeru.edu Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:07:03 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baseball Opens 2016 with Loss at Ottawa, 13-11 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11898-baseball-opens-2016-with-loss-at-ottawa-13-11 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11898-baseball-opens-2016-with-loss-at-ottawa-13-11 Travis Johnson had three hits and three RBI's for the Wildcats on Wednesday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Despite jumping out to an 11-6 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, the Baker University baseball team gave up seven runs in that eight inning to fall to Ottawa University, 13-11, in its season opener.

Baker produced 15 hits and 11 runs with three hits apiece coming from Ethan Jacks and Travis Johnson.

Seth Jones got the start and threw a nearly flawless four innings, as he allowed just one unearned run and struck out five batters.

Lake Johnson was credited with six earned runs given up for the ‘Cats in that eight inning and he received the loss.

Four other Wildcats had multi-hit games including Gabe Greenbaum, Wes Summers, Austin Bass and Charlie Coleman with two hits each.

The Wildcats scored runs in the first six innings of the game with a four-run five included. Coleman had two doubles, while Jacks and Summers each had one and Austin Bass along with Greenbaum each had a triple.

Bass and Johnson led the team with three RBI’s each.

Baker will have its home opener next Wednesday, Feb. 17 when they host University of St. Mary at 1 and 3 p.m.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:51:43 -0600
Baker Hires New Head Baseball Coach http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11312-baker-hires-new-head-baseball-coach http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11312-baker-hires-new-head-baseball-coach Baker Hires New Head Baseball Coach

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar announced the hiring of Ryan Goodwin as the university’s new head baseball coach. The Lawrence, Kansas native will join the athletics staff effective July 1.

Goodwin comes to Baker after serving as the head coach at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas for the past two seasons.

“We are very excited about Ryan joining our Baker family,” said Yetmar. “His ties to the local area will be key in the recruiting process. Ryan has spent time at multiple levels of collegiate baseball which will give us a fresh outlook on our program. His experience as an NAIA head coach will be important as we look to increase our level of competitiveness within our conference and across the national baseball scene.”

In his first season at Wiley in 2014, Goodwin helped improve the Wildcats’ win total by 15 games and led Wiley to its first appearance in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament since 2011.

Wiley also garnered six Red River All-Conference players in 2014, including one First Team All-Conference performer and five Second Team selections.

Coach Goodwin has local ties to the Baldwin City area, as he graduated from Lawrence High School.

He has also coached at nearly every collegiate level, serving as the assistant baseball coach at NCAA Division I Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi from 2010-11. He served as the pitching coach and shared recruiting coordinating duties while at Jackson State.

Goodwin bookended his time at Jackson State as the assistant baseball coach at NCAA Division II Washburn University and in 2012 helped lead the Ichabods to its best record in 12 years.

He also served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Neosho County Community College from 2004-07. Neosho won a school record 44 games in 2006 while having Goodwin on staff and won the KJCCC Eastern Division Championship.

“The opportunity to become the new head baseball coach at Baker University is something I am honored and excited about,” said Goodwin. “Having grown up in Lawrence and at one point recruited by Baker, I have had the chance to see how special a place Baker is first hand.”

Goodwin played baseball at Highland Community College before a successful pitching career at the University of South Dakota where he still holds the career saves record and helped set the teams school record for team wins in 1999 with 27.

“Baker is a place that I believe has the resources in place to allow us to compete on both the local and national NAIA level,” said Goodwin. “My goal is for each of our student-athletes that come through the program to value the education they will receive at Baker, represent our University and Baseball program well in the community, and take pride and compete for the name on the front of the jersey. When we accomplish those three things, we will put ourselves in a position to achieve great things.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:08:13 -0500
Greenbaum, Yarbrough Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11291-greenbaum-yarbrough-earn-naia-scholar-athlete-honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11291-greenbaum-yarbrough-earn-naia-scholar-athlete-honor Gabe Greenbaum (pictured) and Nick Yarborough earned the 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker University juniors Gabe Greenbaum and Nick Yarbrough were named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes this week at the 2015 NAIA-Avista Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.

Greenbaum and Yarborough are two of 354 NAIA baseball athletes from across the nation to earn the award.

Greenbaum appeared in 40 games for Baker this season and collected 19 hits and seven RBI.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

For a look at the full list of NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:24:00 -0500
Trio of Juniors Named to HAAC All-Conference Team http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11177-trio-of-juniors-named-to-haac-all-conference-team http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11177-trio-of-juniors-named-to-haac-all-conference-team Travis Johnson was named to the HAAC Honorable Mention All-Conference team in his first season at BU

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Juniors Travis Johnson, Ethan Jacks and Seth Jones all represented Baker University on the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball All-Conference teams, announced on Monday.

Jacks and Johnson were each named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team, while Jacks and Seth Jones earned spots on the Rawlings Gold Golve Team at the right field and pitcher positions respectively.

Johnson hit .360 with a team-high three home runs in his first season as a Wildcat and appeared and started in 42 games. He also knocked in 11 RBI’s and led the team with nine doubles.

Jacks had a 1.000% fielding percentage and hit .321 at the plate. He was second on the team with 36 hits and was third on the team in RBI’s with 15.

Jones led Baker with six wins on the mound and a team leading ERA at 4.50. He also had a team high 57 strikeouts.

HAAC All-Conference Team


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Mon, 04 May 2015 09:45:56 -0500
Seth Jones Throws His Way to HAAC Pitcher of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11089-seth-jones-throws-his-way-to-haac-pitcher-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11089-seth-jones-throws-his-way-to-haac-pitcher-of-the-week Seth Jones Throws His Way to HAAC Pitcher of the Week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University junior pitcher Seth Jones became the first Wildcat starter since 2012 to throw a no-hitter last Saturday against Culver-Stockton and for that effort he was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Jones was stellar for the ‘Cats in their 4-0 win in game one against Culver-Stockton. The Osawatomie, Kan., native threw a complete game shutout for Baker and struck out six batters.

Nathan Wheelock was the last Baker pitcher to throw a no-hitter, as he threw a perfect game on Feb. 26, 2012 against Dakota State.

Baker will next take on HAAC rival MidAmerica Nazarene this Friday, Apr. 10 and Saturday Apr. 11 in Olathe, Kan., at 1 p.m. each day for a four-game series.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:13:02 -0500
Seth Jones Throws No-Hitter in Game One Victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11086-seth-jones-throws-no-hitter-in-game-one-victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11086-seth-jones-throws-no-hitter-in-game-one-victory Seth Jones threw a complete game no-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University junior pitcher Seth Jones became the first Wildcats pitcher to throw a no-hitter since 2012 on Saturday, as he threw a complete game, seven-inning no-hit shutout in the Wildcats’, 4-0, game one victory against Culver-Stockton at Sauder Field.

Jones is the first Wildcat since Nathan Wheelock threw a perfect game on February 26, 2012 against Dakota State.

Jones struck out six batters on the day and walked just one. Offensively, Baker had 11 hits and centerfielder Neal Boyce was a perfect 3-3 at the plate. Ethan Jacks and Tevin Thompson also had two hits for the ‘Cats and Thompson, Travis Johnson, Cory Gregory and Boyce all knocked in runs.

In game two, Baker won in 10 innings off of a Travis Johnson walk-off single that scored Trevor Lininger.

The Wildcats led, 3-1, heading into the Top of the 9th inning, but a two-run home run by Angel Concepcion off of Kyle Pattrick tied up the game and sent the game to extra innings.

Austin Chisam went 2-for-4 in game two and Johnson went 2-for-5 with two RBI’s.

The Wildcats will next take on rival MidAmerica Nazarene for a four-game series in Olathe, Kan., Apr. 10 and 11.




no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:43:44 -0500
Wildcats Split Series with Wiley College http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11059-wildcats-split-series-with-wiley-college http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11059-wildcats-split-series-with-wiley-college Wes Summers had a hit in game one for the 'Cats on Monday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team ended its six game winning streak on Monday afternoon, as they split a two-game series with Wiley College (Texas), losing game one, 3-0, and then captured a win in game two, 8-3.

In game one, Austin Chisam lasted 5.1 innings and allowed just two earned runs, but the Baker offense couldn’t muster a run on six hits and none of the six hits went for extra base hits.

Kenny Delaquila went 2-for-2 for Baker and Justin Madsen came in relief and threw the final 1.2 innings, allowing one earned run.

In game two, Lake Johnson got the win with his five innings of work and just one earned run allowed.

Baker scored five unearned runs in the fourth inning and the Wiley Wildcats committed seven errors on the game.

Austin Bass went 3-for-5 at the leadoff spot and Cody Gregory had a team-high three RBI.

Senior pitcher Kyle Pattrick threw the final two innings to end the game for Baker and got a hit in his first career at-bat.

Baker will next take on Culver-Stockton on Saturday, Apr. 4 at 1 and 3 p.m. at Sauder Field.




no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:15 -0500
Benedictine Sweeps Baker in Four Game Series http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11051-benedictine-sweeps-baker-in-four-game-series http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11051-benedictine-sweeps-baker-in-four-game-series Cort Brennan and the Wildcats return home on Monday to face Wiley College at 1 and 3 p.m.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team dropped its fifth-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference game on Sunday afternoon, after the Benedictine College Ravens swept Baker in a four-game series on Saturday and Sunday winning Saturday’s games, 11-3 and 5-2 and Sunday’s contests, 4-1 and 10-1.

With the sweep, BC moved to 11-17 overall and 8-2 in the HAAC, while Baker fell to 12-20 and 2-10 in the conference.

The Wildcats will next take on Wiley College on Monday, Mar. 30 at 1 and 3 p.m. at Sauder Field. Live stats will be available at www.bakerwildcats.com.






no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:09:50 -0500
Baseball Splits Series with Evangel http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11034-baseball-splits-series-with-evangel http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11034-baseball-splits-series-with-evangel Neal Boyce and the Wildcats host Benedictine this Saturday and Sunday at Sauder Field

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team picked up another Heart of America Athletic Conference victory on Tuesday afternoon, as they split a two-game series with Evangel University, winning game one, 8-2, before falling in game two, 7-3, in game two.

The Wildcats are now 12-16 overall and 2-6 in the HAAC, while the Crusaders now stand at 11-15 and 3-5.

In game one, starter Seth Jones threw another complete game for the Wildcats, as he went all seven innings allowing just two earned runs on six hits and struck out two Crusaders.

The Wildcat offense supplied Jones with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and then added two in the third and three in the sixth.

Travis Johnson went 3-for-4 and cleanup hitter Cort Brennan knocked in a team-high three RBI.

Baker had 10 hits on the day and Cory Gregory had two and Wes Summers, Tevin Thompson and Ethan Jacks all had one hit.

Brennan continued his hot bat in game two, as he went 2-for-4 in game two and Thompson had two more hits.

Taylor Whittum started in game two, and lasted three innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits and the Wildcats put four pitchers on the mound, as Lake Johnson threw two innings, Jordan David threw two and Tyler Brough struck out two batters in his one inning of work.

Baker will next host Benedictine College for a four-game series on Mar. 28 and 29 at Sauder Field at 1 and 3 p.m. both days.




no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Baseball Earns First HAAC Win at Missouri Valley http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11012-baseball-earns-first-haac-win-at-missouri-valley http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/11012-baseball-earns-first-haac-win-at-missouri-valley Tevin Thompson and the Wildcats return home on Sunday to face Graceland at 1 p.m.

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team picked up its first conference win of the 2015 season on Wednesday, as they split its road series at Missouri Valley with a game one victory, 9-5, and then fell in game two, 7-0.

The Wildcats moved to 10-12 and 1-3 in the conference standings with the two-game split.

In game one, the Wildcats went up 5-0 with a run in the first, three in the second and another in the third. But then Missouri Valley chipped away and tied the game up in the bottom of the 7th.

Baker’s bats erupted in the top of the 8th inning and scored four runs to win 9-5. Senior Kyle Pattrick shut the door on the Vikings in the ninth and picked up the victory.

Baker had 17 hits against the Vikings with a 3-for-4 day from leadoff hitter Austin Bass and a 3-for-5 day from right fielder Ethan Jacks.

Travis Johnson, Cort Brennan, Tyler Cawley and Gabe Greenbaum all had two hits.

In game two, Logan Faber shut down the Wildcats with a seven innings complete game shutout victory and allowed just two hits.

Johnson and Jacks were the only two ‘Cats to muster a hit. Baker will next take on Graceland University on Saturday, Mar. 21 at 1 and 3 p.m. in a HAAC doubleheader and then takes on the Yellowjackets again on Sunday, Mar. 22 at 1 and 3 p.m. at Sauder Field in an unusual non-conference double dip.




no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500