M Baseball http://www.bakeru.edu Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:14:24 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Greenbaum, Gruber and Lininger Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12149-greenbaum-gruber-and-lininger-named-daktronics-naia-scholar-athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12149-greenbaum-gruber-and-lininger-named-daktronics-naia-scholar-athletes Trevor Lininger was named one of three BU baseball players named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team landed three Wildcats on the 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award list, announced by the national office.

The three ‘Cats named to the prestigious list include seniors Gabe Greenbaum and Matthew Gruber, along with junior Trevor Lininger.

The trio was three of 353 baseball players from across the NAIA named to the list.

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 junior academic status.

To view the full list of scholar-athletes, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:18:51 -0500
Bass, Greenbaum & Rivera-Albeso Named to Heart All-Conference Teams http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12121-bass-greenbaum-rivera-albeso-named-to-heart-all-conference-teams http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12121-bass-greenbaum-rivera-albeso-named-to-heart-all-conference-teams Austin Bass joined teammates Gabe Greenbaum & Kekai Rivera-Albedo on the 2016 Heart All-Conference Team

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Three members of the Baker University baseball team earned spots on the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference teams, as seniors Gabe Greenbaum and Austin Bass were named to the Second Team All-Conference, while reliever Kekai Rivera-Albeso was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference squad.

Bass led Baker with a .362 batting average, along with a team-high 59 hits, six triples and was fourth on the team with 13 stolen bases.

Greenbaum hit .338 his senior season and led Baker with 40 runs scored and his on base percentage of .495 led the ‘Cats. He was also second on the team in stolen bases with 17.

Rivera-Albeso was arguably the Wildcats’ best reliever. He led the team with a 3.48 ERA and in his 20.2 innings of work, he allowed only four extra base hits.

The Wildcats ended its season in the semifinals of the Heart Conference Championship last week and its 24 wins are the most since 1999.

For a look at the full list of 2016 Heart All-Conference team, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 10 May 2016 11:44:07 -0500
No. 5 Baker Ends Heart Tournament Run in Semifinals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12118-no-5-baker-ends-heart-tournament-run-in-semifinals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12118-no-5-baker-ends-heart-tournament-run-in-semifinals Gabe Greenbaum and the Wildcats advanced all the way to the Heart Semifinals this weekend

JOPLIN, Mo. – No. 5 seeded Baker University baseball team ended its impressive run through the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference in the semifinals to No. 4 MNU, 12-7, on Sunday afternoon.

Baker ends its season with a record of 24-31. MNU opened up a 4-0 lead heading into the Bot. of the 2nd inning, then Baker added two in the bottom of the second.

After MNU took a 6-2 lead, Baker scored three more in the third and two in the fourth to take a 7-6 lead.

But the Pioneer pitching staff held Baker scoreless in the 5th through 9th innings to move onto the championship game to face No. 2 CMU.

Lake Johnson got the start for Baker and threw 2.2 innings, allowing six runs. Jack Mayes through four innings allowing five earned runs and earned the loss and Austin Stendeback also through 2.1 innings of work, allowing just one earned run.

Both of Gabe Greenbaum’s hits went for extra bases, as he had a triple and double. Charlie Coleman and Wes Summers had doubles for Baker.

Summers knocked in a team-high two RBI’s, while Greenbaum, Jacks, Austin Bass and Neal Boyce all knocked in one run each.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 08 May 2016 18:32:34 -0500
No. 5 Baker Earns First Loss of Heart Tournament to No. 2 CMU, Plays at 10 a.m. Sunday http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12117-no-5-baker-earns-first-loss-of-heart-tournament-to-no-2-cmu-plays-at-10-a-m-sunday http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12117-no-5-baker-earns-first-loss-of-heart-tournament-to-no-2-cmu-plays-at-10-a-m-sunday Cody Gregory and the No. 5 Wildcats will next take on either MNU or Peru State on Sunday at 10 a.m.

JOPLIN, Mo. – No. 5 Baker dropped its first loss of the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Tournament on Saturday, as they fell to No. 2 Central Methodist, 12-9.

Baker is still alive in the double-elimination tournament and will next play on Sunday at 10 a.m. against the winner of No. 4 MNU and No. 8 Peru State for a spot in the Heart Championship game.

Senior Travis Johnson had a huge game offensively with a 4-for-5 day with four RBI’s. Charlie Coleman, Ethan Jacks, Cort Brennan, Austin Bass and Wes Summers all had multi-hit games with two hits each. Bass and Coleman had Baker’s two extra base hits with a double each.

Caleb Lee got the start and threw 6.2 innings, while Bennett White threw an inning and Kekai Rivera-Albeso threw a scoreless 0.1 inning.

Baker had 16 hits on its nine runs, while the Eagles scored 12 runs on 11 hits.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sat, 07 May 2016 22:20:34 -0500
No. 5 Baker Continues Run Through Heart Tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12115-no-5-baker-continues-run-through-heart-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12115-no-5-baker-continues-run-through-heart-tournament Travis Johnson and the Wildcats move to 5-0 against Peru St. this season

JOPLIN, Mo. – The No. 5 seeded Baker University baseball team kept its perfect record against No. 8 Peru State in tact on Friday, as they defeated the Bobcats, 16-7, to move to 2-0 in the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Wildcats have moved on to Game 11 of the tournament and will play on Saturday at 4 p.m. The have also guaranteed a spot in Monday’s action.

Baker moved to 5-0 on the year against Peru State, as they swept the Bobcats in a four-game series on Apr. 16-17.

The 16 runs for Baker are the most in a game this season, the second most came on Apr. 22 when they scored 15 against Evangel.

Baker scored two runs in the first, two runs in the second, one in the third, seven in the fifth and four in the seventh.

Charlie Coleman had the big hit for the ‘Cats with a home run, while Cort Brennan had a triple and Cody Gregory supplied a double.

Ethan Jacks went 3-for-5, while Coleman, Greenbaum, Gregory and Travis Johnson all had two hits.

Justin Bye went 4.1 innings, as he started the contest and Jack Mayes lasted the final 4.2 innings and received the win. He allowed just one earned run and two hits.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Fri, 06 May 2016 20:30:39 -0500
No. 5 Baker Storms Back to Beat No. 4 MNU in Day One of Heart Tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12113-no-5-baker-storms-back-to-beat-no-4-mnu-in-day-one-of-heart-tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12113-no-5-baker-storms-back-to-beat-no-4-mnu-in-day-one-of-heart-tourney Seth Jones threw eight innings on the hill on Thursday

JOPLIN, Mo. – With Jamaal Rashad standing on third base and two outs, freshman Max Taulbee came up in a 4-4 tie against rival No. 4 MNU and knocked a single past the Pioneer infield to score Rashaad and send No. 5 Baker to a 5-4 win to move on in the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament.

With the win, Baker moves on to face No. 8 Peru State on Friday at 4 p.m. at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Missouri.

Peru State rolled past No. 1 Avila, 10-1, to face Baker, while MNU will now face Avila at 10 a.m. in an elimination game.

Baker moved to 23-29 on the season and dropped MNU to 38-14. Baker is now 2-3 against the Pioneers this season.

Peru State and Baker last met on Apr. 16-17 at Sauder Field and Baker swept the Bobcats, 7-2, 4-3, 6-5, 10-3 for its first four-game sweep of any kind since 2006.

Taulbee knocked in the game-winning run, but Gabe Greenbaum, Ethan Jacks and Cort Brennan all had an RBI as well.

Baker had 10 hits, with two each from Wes Summers, Neal Boyce and Taulbee. Seth Jones got the start and went eight strong innings, holding MNU to just three earned runs and struck out five batters.

Kekai Rivera-Albeso kept MNU scoreless in the ninth and 10th innings and got the win.

You can watch the game via live video for 8$ on Friday, by clicking here.

For a look at the #HeartBB Bracket, please click here.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:04 -0500
Baseball Earns No. 5 Seed in Heart Conference Tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12108-baseball-earns-no-5-seed-in-heart-conference-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12108-baseball-earns-no-5-seed-in-heart-conference-tournament Neal Boyce and the Wildcats will enter the Conference Tournament as the No. 5 seed

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team will compete in its second Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament in the last three years this week, as they earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming tournament.

No. 5 Baker will take on rival No. 4 MNU this Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in the First Round. The winner will move on to face the winner of No. 1 Avila and No. 8 Peru State on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m.

The loser of the matchup will face the loser of the Avila vs. Peru State game on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

The games will be held May 5-10 at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Missouri.

Baker enters the tournament with an overall record of 22-29 and went 16-16 in conference play, while MNU is 38-13 overall and 21-11 in Heart play.

MNU went 3-1 against Baker this season, taking three of the four game series on Apr. 8 by scores of, 8-0, 11-2, 5-0 and lost game four to the ‘Cats, 11-8.

For the first time in tournament history, every game will be available for viewing with a pay-per-view HD video stream. Single games can be viewed for $8, while a tournament pass can also be purchased for $30 to watch every game of the event. The video will be produced through the MNU video portal, with links to each game being available on the Heart website each day. To view the games, please click here.

To view the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Conference Tournament Bracket, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 03 May 2016 11:08:25 -0500
Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season, Prepares for Heart Tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12107-baseball-wraps-up-regular-season-prepares-for-heart-tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12107-baseball-wraps-up-regular-season-prepares-for-heart-tourney Baker honored its 11 seniors on Senior Day Sunday at Sauder Field

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule with a four-game series against Avila over the weekend and will now prepare for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament on May 5-10 at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Missouri.

Baker fell to Avila in three of the four games and enters the conference tournament, 22-29 overall and 16-16 in conference play.

Avila won games 1-3 by scores of 2-1, 3-0 and 7-0, while Baker captured game four, 3-2.

In game four, four different Wildcats pitched with senior Justin Bye getting the start. He threw four innings and allowed just three hits.

While Evan Coder, Bennett White and Matt Gruber all threw one scoreless inning and Gruber earned the save, with Coder getting the victory.

Baker had five hits on its three runs and Travis Johnson led the way with a 2-for-3 game. Charlie Coleman and Cort Brennan drove in one RBI each and Coleman, Eric Rausch and Jamaal Rashad scored the three runs.

Avila won the Heart regular season championship out-right with its 24-8 conference mark and enters the post-season with an overall record of 33-22.

Baker also celebrated Senior Day on Sunday, as they honored 11 seniors including Seth Jones, Justin Bye, Austin Bass, Travis Johnson, Eric Rausch, Neal Boyce, Gabe Greenbaum, Charlie Coleman, Cort Brennan, Ethan Jacks and Matt Gruber.






no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Mon, 02 May 2016 10:14:58 -0500
Baker Splits Home Series with Evangel, Qualifies for Heart Tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12095-baker-splits-home-series-with-evangel-qualifies-for-heart-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12095-baker-splits-home-series-with-evangel-qualifies-for-heart-tournament Baker head baseball coach Ryan Goodwin helped lead Baker to its second conference tournament appearance in three years in his first year with the program

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team split its home four-game series with Evangel University over the weekend, as they took the first two games by scores of 6-5 and 15-2 and fell on Saturday, 3-2 and 7-3.

The Wildcats improved to 21-25 overall and 15-13 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while Evangel fell to 15-34 and 7-21 in the Heart.

For just the second time since 1999, Baker has qualified for the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament and first since 2014.

The Wildcats will compete May 6-10 in Joplin, Missouri at the 2016 Heart Conference Tournament in search of its first Heart title since 1993 for the baseball program.

In game one, Seth Jones threw 4.1 innings and was relieved by Kekai Rivera-Albeso, who threw 2.2 innings of scoreless action and allowed just one hit, eventually receiving the win.

The Wildcats trailed 5-3 entering the bottom of the 7th inning and scored three-straight runs to earn the walk off. Baker won on a Wes Summers single that scored Jamaal Rashad.

Cody Gregory led Baker in the first game, with a 3-for-3 day at the DH spot, while Charlie Coleman, Travis Johnson and Summers each had two hits.

In game two, Baker’s offense exploded for four runs in the first, second and third innings and three in the fifth.

Baker had 14 hits in the victory and 10 different players recorded a hit. Gabe Greenbaum and Max Taulbee had extra base hits for Baker, as Greenbaum hit a triple and Taulbee added a double.

Cort Brennan knocked in four RBI’s and Justin Bye received the win after throwing five innings.

In game three, Caleb Lee threw all seven innings and ended with a loss. He struck out three batters and allowed only one earned run.

Baker had seven hits offensively with three coming from Austin Bass.

In the series finale, Baker tagged the Evangel staff for four hits and Lake Johnson earned the loss.






no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:45:51 -0500
Baseball Captures Seventh-Straight Heart Win, Sweeps Peru St. http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12090-baseball-captures-seventh-straight-heart-win-sweeps-peru-st http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12090-baseball-captures-seventh-straight-heart-win-sweeps-peru-st Justin Bye and the Wildcats will next take on KU on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team continued its red-hot streak through the Heart of America Athletic Conference, as they swept Peru State in a four-game home series this weekend at Sauder Field, with wins of 7-2, 4-3, 6-5 and 10-3.

Baker is now 19-23 overall and 13-11 in the Heart standings, putting them alone in third-place in the Heart Western Division, while Peru State falls to 15-26 and 10-14 in the Heart Western standings.

The Wildcats have now won seven-straight Heart contests, as they swept William Penn at Sauder Field last Tuesday.

In game one against he Bobcats, senior Seth Jones threw another gem, as he threw a complete game seven innings and allowed just six hits with two earned runs.

Kenny Delaquila and Cort Brennan each knocked in two runs and the ‘Cats scored two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to take home the win.

In game two, Justin Bye went five strong innings for Baker and was relieved by Kekai Rivera-Albeso who threw the sixth inning and Bennett White earned the save after his seventh inning, closing the door on the Bobcats.

Ethan Jacks led the way offensively with his 2-for-3 game, which included a triple and he knocked in three of the four runs.

Game three, featured another one run victory for Baker, as they entered the Top of the 5th inning with a 6-1 lead, but starter Caleb Lee allowed four runs in the fifth inning, to bring the score to 6-5.

Relievers Austin Stendebach and Bennett White kept the game scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings and White earned his second save in two games. Lee came away with the victory.

Travis Johnson went 2-for-3, while catcher Wes Summers was a perfect 3-for-3 from the line with three RBI’s. Brennan had a triple for the ‘Cats.

In the final game, Baker’s offense exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, to put the series sweep in hand.

Neal Boyce, Cody Gregory and Summers all had doubles for Baker and Gregory, Austin Bass, Summers and Boyce all had two hits.

Jordan David threw four innings, while Jack Mays threw three scoreless innings and received the win.

Baker will next take on the University of Kansas for the second time in 2016 on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at 6 p.m. in Lawrence, Kansas.






no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:06:54 -0500