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Saturday, 19 April 2014 23:39

Wildcats Split Series at Missouri Valley

Cami Williams went 4-for-4 in game two on Saturday Cami Williams went 4-for-4 in game two on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team split its doubleheader at Missouri Valley on Saturday, falling 5-3 in game one before capturing game two, 5-2.

Baker is now 19-21 overall and 9-7 in the HAAC and all-alone in fifth-place in the HAAC standings. Baker's final HAAC doubleheader of the regular season will take place this Wednesday, Apr. 23 against Benedictine College at home, as the Wildcats celebrate Senior Day.

Missouri Valley picked up its first HAAC win of the season in game one and is now 1-13 in the HAAC and 3-23 on the year.

In game one, Baker trailed 5-0 before scoring its first runs of the game, as they put three runs on the board in the Top of the 5th, but that's all they could manage.

Mallorie Nelson got the start in game one and lasted just 3.2 innings, as Katt Cooper came in relief and threw the last 2.1 innings.

Melissa Spanton received the win for the Vikings and threw 4.1 innings allowing all three runs.

In game two, Cooper threw a complete game with six strikeouts and allowed just one earned run.

Offensively, Cami Williams was a perfect 4-of-4 with a RBI, and Renata Dill, Alyse Menghini and Lucy Staats knocked in the other three runs.

Baker had 12 hits collectively and Tara Chumley, Dill and Nelson all had multi-hit games. Williams, Chumley and Menghini also had doubles.

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