M Baseball http://www.bakeru.edu Tue, 03 May 2016 20:53:56 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:06:54 -0500
Baseball Sweeps William Penn in Home Series http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12085-baseball-sweeps-william-penn-in-home-series http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12085-baseball-sweeps-william-penn-in-home-series Charlie Coleman and the Wildcats swept William Penn on Tuesday and will next host Peru State, Saturday & Sunday

BALDWIN CITY, Neb. – The Baker University baseball team picked up a Heart of America Athletic Conference sweep on Tuesday afternoon inside Sauder Field, with a 5-4 game one win and 7-1 game two win over William Penn.

The wins vaulted Baker to 15-23 overall and 9-11 in the Heart, while William Penn fell to 18-14 overall and 9-10 in conference play.

In game one, Lake Johnson and Kekai Rivera-Albeso threw the combined seven innings.

Johnson threw five innings with six shutouts and kept the Statesmen quite in the first three innings, before giving up two runs in the fourth and fifth. Rivera-Albeso received the six-out save.

Baker put up four runs in the bottom of the 1st, with Charlie Coleman, Gabe Greenbaum, Kenny Delaquila and Austin Bass all scoring.

Coleman and Greenbaum each had two hits. Travis Johnson knocked in a game-high two RBI’s.

In game two, the Wildcats again got on top early with two runs in the first. Then they tacked on three more in the fourth and one each in the seventh and eighth innings of the nine-inning game.

Jack Mayes was impressive for the Wildcats, throwing eight innings of work, allowing just one earned run on three hits and striking out eight batters.

Bennett White threw the final inning of work and struck out one batter.

Ethan Jacks went 3-for-4, while Johnson knocked in two more runs and hit a triple. Cort Brennan, Wes Summers, Max Taulbee, Greenbaum and Coleman all contributed to the 11-hit effort.

The Wildcats will return home on Saturday, Apr. 16 and Sunday, Apr. 17 to host Peru State in a four-game set.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:40:10 -0500
Jayhawks Beat Baker, 6-1 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12079-jayhawks-beat-baker-6-1 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12079-jayhawks-beat-baker-6-1 Seth Jones and the Wildcats return home Wednesday to face Ottawa at 5 p.m. Photo by Dale Grosbach

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University baseball team visited NCAA Division I University of Kansas on Tuesday afternoon and fell to the Jayhawks, 6-1.

This marked the first time Baker had faced KU since April 24, 2013, when the Jayhawks won, 7-1.

Lake Johnson got the start and threw 4.1 innings on the mound and allowed four runs in the first inning, but then threw three scoreless innings in the second, third and fourth.

Also throwing for Baker was Kekai Rivera-Albeso, Austin Stendebach, Bennett White and Gage Kiesling.

Baker’s lone run came in the Top of the 2nd inning, when Austin Bass scored. Bass, Gabe Greenbaum, Ethan Jacks and Cort Brennan all had one hit each.

With the win, KU improved to 11-15, while Baker fell to 12-19.

The Jayhawks finished with six hits on its six runs. Baker will return home on Wednesday to face Ottawa at 5 p.m. for a nine-inning game.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:21:56 -0500
Baseball Storms Back for Another Split http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12056-baseball-storms-back-for-another-split http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12056-baseball-storms-back-for-another-split Gabe Greenbaum and the Wildcats split its fifth-straight Heart doubleheader on Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa. – The Baker University baseball team continued its streak of splitting Heart of America Athletic Conference series’, as they split its doubleheader at Grand View with a 7-1 loss in game one and an 8-3 win in game two.

Baker now sits at 11-15 overall and 5-5 in the Heart, while Grand View falls to 10-6 overall and is in first-place in the Heart at 6-2.

In the first game, Seth Jones threw a complete game and allowed just three earned runs in the loss and struck out two batters.

Sean Beal scored the Wildcats lone run in the contest, as Charlie Coleman knocked him in, in the Top of the 3rd.

In game two, Baker put one run on the board in the 2nd, two in the third, two in the fourth and three more in the 5th.

Neal Boyce, Cory Gregory and Travis Johnson all had doubles for the Wildcats and Jake Gesling led the way with a 3-for-4 game.

Gabe Greenbaum, Gregory, Austin Bass and Wes Summers all had two hits.

Justin Bye received the win after throwing five innings. The senior allowed only two earned runs and just five hits.

Baker will next take on Friends University on Wednesday, Mar. 30, as they travel to Wichita, Kansas for a nine-inning game at 3 p.m.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:25:37 -0500
Baseball Rallies for Split Against Culver-Stockton http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12050-baseball-rallies-for-split-against-culver-stockton http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12050-baseball-rallies-for-split-against-culver-stockton Lake Johnson and the Wildcats will next face Grand View on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa

CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team split its fourth-consecutive Heart of America Athletic Conference series on Saturday, as they fell in game one against Culver-Stockton College, 3-1, then rallied for a 12-5 victory.

With the split, Baker now stands at 10-14 overall and 4-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while Culver-Stockton is now 13-17 overall and 7-3 in the Heart.

In game one, Caleb Lee went the distance throwing six innings of work allowing just one earned run and seven strikeouts.

He held Culver-Stockton to just one run through five innings, until the Wildcats tacked on the game winning runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Baker collected seven hits in game one and Austin Bass knocked in the ‘Cats only run, Travis Johnson scored that run.

In game two, four Wildcats appeared on the mound and Jordan David got the start and win after throwing six innings.

Baker led, 3-1, entering the top of the 5th, then exploded for six runs in the 5th to go up 9-1.

The Wildcats had 17 total hits, as Neal Boyce and Johnson led the way with three hits each and Charlie Coleman, Cort Brennan, Cory Gregory and Bass all had two hits. Johnson knocked in five RBI’s to lead the squad.

After David threw six innings, Austin Stendebach, Bennett White and Wes Boehm all threw one inning.

Next up for the Wildcats is a trip to Des Moines, Iowa on Mar. 28 to take on Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:31:59 -0500
Wildcats Split Series with CMU http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12043-wildcats-split-series-with-cmu http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12043-wildcats-split-series-with-cmu Jack Mayes and the Wildcats will face KU tonight at 6 p.m. in Lawrence, Kansas

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the third-straight series, the Baker University baseball team split its Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader with Central Methodist on Tuesday at Sauder Field.

Baker won game one, 14-7, then fell to the Eagles, 8-4 in game two. Baker is now 9-13 overall and 3-3 in the Heart, while CMU now stands at 16-8 and 3-3 in conference play.

In game one, Seth Jones provided Baker with his fourth victory on the mound. The senior went five innings and allowed just two earned runs. The game consisted of 13 total errors, with seven from CMU and four for Baker.

Baker had 11 hits with three coming from Austin Bass. Wes Summers and Ethan Jacks both knocked in three RBI’s.

In game two, Justin Bye threw 3.2 innings and allowed seven earned runs, while Laken Straub threw 4.2 and Bennett White threw the final 0.2 inning.

Cort Brennan and Bass each had two hits and Brennan led the team with two RBI’s. Jacks and Bass knocked in the other two runs.

Baker will take on the University of Kansas on Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 6 p.m. in Lawrence, Kansas.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:49:23 -0500
Baker Splits Road Series with Missouri Valley http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12029-baker-splits-road-series-with-missouri-valley http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/baseball/news-archive/item/12029-baker-splits-road-series-with-missouri-valley Max Taulbee and the Wildcats will host Central Methodist on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team continued its run through the Heart of America Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday, as they split its two-game series with Missouri Valley, losing in game one, 10-5, then defeated the Vikings, 9-6 in game two.

With the split, Baker moves to 8-12 overall and 2-2 in the Heart, while Mo Valley stands at 11-11 and 2-2.

In game one, Caleb Lee started on the hill and went five innings, but allowed six earned runs and 11 hits.

The Wildcats jumped on Mo Valley started Logan Faber with three runs in the second and another in the fourth, but Faber settled down and kept the ‘Cats scoreless in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings and eventually received the win.

Cody Gregory hit a home run for Baker and was one of four ‘Cats to knock in a run, Ethan Jacks led Baker with two RBI’s. Austin Bass added a double and went 1-for-4 in the leadoff spot.

In game two, Jordan David got the start and went five innings, allowing just two earned runs and struck out three.

The bullpen put together a strong four-inning effort, with Laken Staub, Kekai Rivera-Albeso, Bennett White and Wes Boehm preserving the win with one inning apiece.

White and Straub each struck out two batters and Boehm earned the save.

Charlie Coleman and Cort Brennan each finished with three hits, while Neal Boyce, Jacks, Sean Beal and Bass all had two hits. Baker ended game two with 17 team hits.

The Wildcats will next host Central Methodist on Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 1 p.m. at Sauder Field.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Baseball Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:54:47 -0500