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4.2.12 | Baseball

Baseball splits with Benedictine and looks ahead to Park University

Split with BC

ATCHISON, Kan. – Anytime Benedictine and Baker square off it takes on more meaning in the grand scheme of a teams respective season.

This past weekend wasn’t any different for the Baker baseball team as the Wildcats split their season series with the Ravens. Baker dropped the opener on Saturday, 11-7, but bounced back with a 10-1 victory in the nightcap and 4-3 win in Sunday’s opener. The Ravens closed out Sunday’s doubleheader with a 6-1 victory.

3.28.12 | Baseball

Cummins and Wheelock dominate in BU sweep over Missouri Valley

BU Sweeps Mo. Valley

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Senior Chris Cummins (5-1) dominated yet again throwing a complete game four-hit shutout on Wednesday afternoon against Missouri Valley College.

Baker scored seven runs in the second inning after the Vikings committed four errors and then rallied again in the fourth and fifth innings to score three runs in each.

3.21.12 | Baseball

Baker baseball set for showdown with Graceland Saturday

BU Baseball Primer

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.

3.7.12 | Baseball

Big three set to anchor Baker pitching staff in 2012

Baseball Big 3

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.

2.26.12 | Baseball

Wheelock’s perfect game highlights 3-1 series victory over Dakota State

Wheelock

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team tallied its first series win of the season on Sunday afternoon by knocking off Dakota State, 3-0 in the finale for a 3-1 series win.

Nathan Wheelock highlighted the weekend by throwing a perfect game in the finale with seven strikeouts. Bryan Kindle, Joshua Zach, and Ryan Terstriep all added RBI’s in the 3-0 shutout.

2.20.12 | Baseball

Wildcats finish opening weekend 1-3 against No. 19 Rogers State

Opening Weekend

CLAREMORE, Okla. – With a 12-game head start and a 12-game winning streak, Baker knew it would have its hands full in the opening weekend against No. 19 Rogers State University (Okla.).

Baker dropped the opening game of the season on Saturday afternoon, 6-2. Joey Orozco and Bryan Kindle were the only Wildcats to record RBI’s in the contest. Senior Chris Cummins threw five innings on the bump while giving up five hits and four earned runs in the loss. View game one box score.

7.20.11 | Baseball

Tyler Jeck will forever be remembered as a Wildcat

Tyler Jeck

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – He always smiled everywhere he went. He was an individual of character and integrity.

Tyler Jeck, 19, and a sophomore-to-be at Baker, was the epitome of class. He was a pre-med major and a member of the Baker baseball team.

“It could’ve been the worst day he has ever had and he would always carry a smile on his face,” said teammate Remmington Pinnick. “He was determined to become a doctor and there was nothing in the world that would’ve stopped him. He had that special never-give-up attitude.”

No. 32 on the baseball team, Jeck played in 11 games his freshman year but made a lasting impact.

5.4.11 | Baseball

Three Wildcats named to All-HAAC baseball squad

All-HAAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brandon Truitt (Kansas City, Kan.), Chris Cummins (Corona, Calif.) and Joey Orozco (Chula Vista, Calif.) have been named to the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

All-HAAC first team
Senior Brandon Truitt, the team’s leading offensive producer, finished the season with a .384 batting average with two home runs and a slugging percentage of .528.  As a catcher, Truitt recorded 190 putouts while committing only six errors on the season for a fielding percentage of .972.

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