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.
3.7.12 | Baseball
Big three set to anchor Baker pitching staff in 2012
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
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
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
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
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.
4.18.11 | Baseball
Wildcats split season series with MidAmerica Nazarene
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After splitting this past weekend with the Pioneers, Baker (17-20, 10-14 HAAC) managed to do the same on Monday evening on the campus of Baker University.
Nathan Wheelock went the distance in game one pitching a complete game giving up just two earned runs on six hits to lead the Wildcats to a 6-3 victory.
The turning point in the game came in the sixth inning when Matt Abel got the action started with a single up the middle. Joey Orozco kept the momentum rolling with a single off the third base bag into left field and Jared Herbert drove in the game winning runs on a double to deep left-center field. Herbert finished the game going 2-for-2 with three RBI’s.
4.18.11 | Baseball
Baker splits with MNU, will look for series victory Monday night
OLATHE, Kan. – Chris Cummins pitched a gem in game one, but the Baker offense wasn’t able to put anything together in game two as the Wildcats split a key conference doubleheader with MidAmerica Nazarene (27-11, 17-5 HAAC) on Saturday afternoon.
Baker (16-19, 9-13 HAAC) essentially needs two victories tonight to keep its hopes alive of making the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament.
Brandon Truitt continues to pace the Baker offense with .430 batting average and 29 RBI’s, good enough for 23rd nationally. Chris Cummins leads the Baker pitching staff with a 3.31 ERA and averages 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings, good enough for 19th nationally.
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