W Softball http://www.bakeru.edu Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:34:29 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Softball Program to Offer Camp Jan. 19 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10564-softball-program-to-offer-camp-jan-19 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10564-softball-program-to-offer-camp-jan-19 Baker head coach Jamie Stanclift and the Wildcats will provide a softball camp on Jan. 19

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Under the direction of Baker University head softball coach Jamie Stanclift and assistant coach Gary Hines, the BU softball program will be offering an instructional camp for players ages 14 and up at the Between the Lines Academy on Monday, Jan. 19 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. day.

The camp will be located at 8225 Hedge Lane Terr. – Shawnee, KS 66206.

The camp will provide two sessions, Session 1 is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will feature instruction on hitting. Session 2 will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will focus on defense, pitching and catching. A free Q&A for players and parents will run from 3-3:30 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $45 per session or $80 for both sessions.

The camp will aim to focus on the fundamentals necessary to make you a complete player and prepare you for college play. Athletes will receive instruction from current BU staff, as well as current Wildcat players.

To sign up you may, click on this link.

Or please fill out this form and please submit to: info@btlacademy.com

For a look at the official camp flyer, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Softball Team Continues Tradition of Giving Back http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10525-softball-team-continues-tradition-of-giving-back http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10525-softball-team-continues-tradition-of-giving-back Softball Team Continues Tradition of Giving Back

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team participated in its annual community outreach event on Dec. 1 at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Adult Special Populations' Christmas Party.

Every year the team helps to decorate and setup one of the county fairground buildings for the party. They also serve and eat dinner with the participants.

The team played bingo, danced with the group with music from a DJ, and took pictures with Santa.

"It is an amazing experience that not many people have the privilege of doing," said senior pitcher Mallorie Nelson. "It's the simple smiles and hugs that you get that brighten your day and know you are making theirs by being there and enjoying this evening with them."

The Special Populations of Lawrence is a group for adults with developmental and physical disabilities and gives them the opportunity to socialize and interact within the community.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Signs Two-Sport Athlete Olivia Brees http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10366-baker-signs-two-sport-athlete-olivia-brees http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10366-baker-signs-two-sport-athlete-olivia-brees Olivia Brees signing her letter of intent with head softball coach Jamie Stanclift and her family

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball and softball team announces the signing of Olivia Brees of Jefferson West HS in Meriden, Kan., and will welcome her to both squads in the Fall of 2015.

Brees will join the volleyball team as a middle blocker and as a pitcher for the softball team. She is the younger sister of Baker senior outside hitter Taryn Brees.

Olivia will graduate from Jefferson West this Spring after an impressive career as a three-sport athlete.

She was an All-State First Team League pitcher in 2014 and led her squad to a Sub-State Championship.

On the volleyball court she was a Big 7 All-League First Team performer and earned Second Team All-State honors.

She also lettered in basketball and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection. She also earned a spot on the National Honors Society and was named the Jefferson West Athlete of the Year in 2014.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
10 Wildcats Named NFCA Scholar-Athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10329-10-wildcats-named-nfca-scholar-athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10329-10-wildcats-named-nfca-scholar-athletes (From left to right) Mallorie Nelson, Renata Dill and Ilona Miller were all named 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athletes

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Ten members of the 2014 Baker University softball team earned a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete list.

The 10 players to be recognized for achieving a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale were Slone Brady, Tara Chumley, Sammie Schroeder, MaKayla Greeve, Mallorie Nelson, Frankie Farrant, Bailey Cain, Ilona Miller, Renata Dill and Alyse Menghini.

Baker also ranked No. 13 on the 2013-14 NFCA NAIA All-Academic Teams list with its 3.424 team GPA.

For a look at the NFCA NAIA All-Academic Teams list, please click here.

Also to see the NFCA Scholar-Athletes, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Two 'Cats earn Scholar-Athlete http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10058-chumley-menghini-earn-scholar-athlete-honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10058-chumley-menghini-earn-scholar-athlete-honor Tara Chumley ended her softball career at Baker with the 2014 NAIA Scholar-Athlete award

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Baker University seniors Tara Chumley and Alyse Menghini were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this week at the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series.

Both were two of 297 softball players from around the country to earn the distinguished award and Bethel (Tenn.) and William Carey (Miss.) are tied for the most individuals on the list with seven each. Central Methodist (Mo.), Indiana Wesleyan, Midland (Neb.), Spring Arbor (Mich.) and Tennessee Wesleyan are all tied for third-most with six each.

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 a junior academic status.

For a look at the entire 2014 NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete list, please click here.


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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Cooper Named HAAC's Top Freshman http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10020-cooper-named-haac-freshman-of-the-year http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10020-cooper-named-haac-freshman-of-the-year Katt Cooper earned the 2014 HAAC Freshman of the Year award

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team earned four 2014 HAAC All-Conference team selections announced on Monday afternoon, highlighted by First Team All-Conference winners freshman Katt Cooper, sophomore Mallorie Nelson and senior Renata Dill.

Cooper was also named the 2014 HAAC Freshman of the Year, becoming the third Wildcat to earn that award this season. The two other Wildcats were 2013 HAAC Volleyball Freshman of the Year Hannah Bettge and 2013-14 HAAC Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year Javeion Gray.

Baker's third baseman Alyse Menghini also earned a spot on the Second Team All-Conference and Dill and Nelson earned Gold Glove awards.

Cooper won a team-high 11 games this season and struck out 145 batters. She also led the conference in opponent batting average at .193.

Nelson was a force in the circle, leading the HAAC with 7.97 strikeouts per game and she had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. She also led Baker at the plate with a .388 batting average.

Dill also had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage out in center field and was second on the team in batting average at .359. She led the Wildcats with four triples and 25 stolen bases.

Menghini hit .346 on the year and led Baker with six home runs and 29 RBI's. She also had a team-high 82 total bases and scored 21 runs.

The Wildcats finished the year 22-24 and earned the No. 4 seed in last week's HAAC Championship Series.

2014 HAAC All-Conference Teams

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Mon, 05 May 2014 16:18:44 -0500
Stanclift Promoted to Head Softball Coach http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10018-stanclift-promoted-to-head-softball-coach http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10018-stanclift-promoted-to-head-softball-coach Stanclift Promoted to Head Softball Coach

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar announced on Friday the promotion of Interim Head Softball Coach Jamie Stanclift to the position of Head Softball coach and Assistant Volleyball Coach effective immediately.

Stanclift served as the Assistant Volleyball Coach for Head Coach Kathy Allen in the fall and Interim Head Softball Coach this Spring leading Baker to a 22-24 record, finishing fourth in the HAAC and the 'Cats advanced to the quarterfinals of the HAAC Championship Series.

Baker also had a plethora of HAAC postseason awards under Stanclift in 2014 including the HAAC Softball Freshman of the Year in pitcher Katt Cooper.

Renata Dill, Mallorie Nelson and Cooper were all named to the HAAC First Team All-Conference. Dill and Nelson also earned a Gold Glove award and Alyse Menghini was named to the HAAC Second Team All-Conference.

On the Volleyball court, under Allen, Stanclift and assistant coach Crysti Bell, Baker went 23-9 overall and tied for second in the regular season standings and advanced all the way to the HAAC Tournament Championship match.

Baker posted two players on the HAAC First Team All-Conference in Dill and freshman Hannah Bettge and Bettge was named the HAAC Freshman of the Year.

Stanclift spent her first season at Baker as the Graduate Assistant for the softball program in 2013 under Head Coach Matt Windle.

"We are very pleased that Jamie will be moving from interim status to a full-time member of our team," said Yetmar. "Jamie has been a tremendous leader for our softball program, and a great contributor to our volleyball program. She has a very strong work ethic, incredible competitive spirit, and positive rapport with our student-athletes.

"Her energy has already made an impact within our programs. I am confident in Jamie's ability to ensure a tradition of success for our softball program."

Stanclift had an impressive playing career at Wichita State prior to her tenure at Baker. She started every game her junior and senior seasons at first base and recorded a career, .982 fielding percentage which ranks her tenth in WSU history.

She was selected a Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week three different times and for her work off the field was named to the MVC Honor Roll.

The Lawrence, Kan., native graduated from Wichita State Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

She also served as the assistant coach for the Omaha, Neb., based Frozen Ropes Fury under-18 softball team in 2010-11 and helped lead them to a 2010 USSSA National title with a record of 41-6.

She graduated from Free State high school and was a three-year letter winner in basketball, volleyball and softball.

"I am honored and excited to be chosen to continue to lead our softball and volleyball programs," said Stanclift. "I plan to continue to do exactly what I challenge the student-athletes to do, which is to take it one day at a time and work hard to get better each and every day.

"I look forward to continued growth and success for both programs as we compete for HAAC Championships, and ultimately national titles. Baker is truly a special place, and I am proud to call it my home."

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Mon, 05 May 2014 15:05:42 -0500
Softball Ends Season in HAAC Tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10013-softball-ends-season-in-haac-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10013-softball-ends-season-in-haac-tournament Alyse Menghini and the Wildcats ended its season on Friday in the HAAC Tournament to No. 5 seeded Benedictine, 9-3

OVERLAND PARK Kan. – The No. 4 seeded Baker University softball team fell to No. 5 Benedictine, 9-3, on Friday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the 2014 HAAC Championship Series, one win away from a trip to the tournament semifinals.

The Wildcats end its season 22-24 under head coach Jamie Stanclift, while the Ravens improve to 19-22 and will next take on No. 2 MNU in the tournament semifinals at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.

Baker played three games on Friday at the Blue Valley Recreational Complex, with a 3-1 loss to No. 1 Central Methodist and a 3-0 win over Culver-Stockton to advance to the matchup against Benedictine.

In game one against No. 14 nationally ranked Central Methodist, starter Aubrey Utley had a perfect game going through five innings before, Tara Chumley finally found some green and singled to right field.

She would eventually score on a Cami Williams single to left field, but that's all the 'Cats could muster on the three-time NAIA All-American Utley.

Katt Cooper threw all seven innings for Baker and allowed just one earned run, a solo home run to Michele Rupard in the top of the 5th.

In game two against Culver-Stockton, Mallorie Nelson was nearly un-hittable, posting a perfect game through 5.2 innings, before Culver was able to get a single by Anna Linderman.

The 'Cats had eight hits against Culver's starter Hannah Washburn who threw all seven innings.

Luc Staats went 2-for-2, while Chumley went 2-for-3. Illona Miller added a hit, as did Renata Dill, Williams and Menghini.

In the final game of the day against Benedictine, the Ravens jumped all over Nelson early with three runs in the bottom of the first, then added one in the third, three in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Baker three runs came in the fourth with two and a final run in the top of the 7th. Nelson and Brooke Plummer had strong games at the plate with three hits apiece.

Baker 1 – CMU 3 BOX SCORE

Baker 3 – Culver-Stockton 0 BOX SCORE

Baker 3 – Benedictine 9 BOX SCORE

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Fri, 02 May 2014 19:00:42 -0500
No. 4 Baker Advances in HAAC Tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10011-no-4-baker-advances-in-haac-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/10011-no-4-baker-advances-in-haac-tournament Renata Dill had a RBI for the Wildcats on Thursday against Benedictine

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The No. 4 seeded Baker University softball team took down No. 5 Benedictine, 5-3, in game one of the 2014 HAAC Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

With the victory, Baker improves to 21-22, while the Ravens fell to 16-22 and are one loss away from ending its season.

The Ravens will take on Graceland in the losers bracket at 11 a.m. on Saturday, while Baker moves on to take on No. 1 Central Methodist at 11 a.m.

Baker and CMU last met on Apr. 12 in Fayette, Mo., and the Eagles narrowly defeated the Wildcats, 6-5, in game one and 10-6 in eight innings.

On Thursday against BC, Mallorie Nelson threw all seven innings and allowed just two earned runs and seven hits, she also struck out six Ravens.

The Ravens struggled in the field with seven errors and had went scoreless in the first five innings, scoring two runs in the sixth and once in the seventh.

Baker posted three runs in the bottom of the second when Peyton Weekly knocked in two runs. As she ran to first first baseman Mary Jo Peter went to put the tag on Weekly in the first but the ball squirted away and scored both Ilona Miller and Tara Chumley. Then Weekly later scored.

The Wildcats put one run on the board in the bottom of the third when Chumley doubled to left field, scoring Lucy Staats.

The 'Cats scored one last run in the sixth, as Alyse Menghini singled to center scoring Dill.

Central Methodist rolled past No. 8 Graceland in its first game on Friday, run-ruling the Yellowjackets, 12-0, in five innings. Live stats will be available at www.bakerwildcats.com.

BOX SCORE

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Thu, 01 May 2014 22:31:43 -0500
BU Earns No. 4 Seed in HAAC Tourney http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/9995-softball-earns-no-4-seed-in-haac-tournament http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/softball/news-archive/item/9995-softball-earns-no-4-seed-in-haac-tournament Alyse Menghini and the Wildcats enter the 2014 HAAC Softball Tournament as the No. 4 seed

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Baker University softball team will enter the 2014 HAAC Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed and will take on No. 5 Benedictine in the first round on Thursday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Blue Valley Sports Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

The complex is located at: 9701 W 137th St, Overland Park, KS 66221.

The tournament is a double-elimination style bracket and win or lose on Thursday, the Wildcats will play at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2. With a win over Benedictine, Baker will play the winner of the No. 1 Central Methodist vs. No. 8 Graceland at 11 a.m., or with a loss Baker would take on the loser of that CMU vs. Graceland game also at 11 a.m.

The Wildcats enter the tournament with an overall record of 20-22 and 10-8 in the HAAC, while Benedictine enters the week 16-21 and 9-9.

Both teams split its last doubleheader on Apr. 23 at Cavaness Field with Baker winning game one, 4-3, and the Ravens winning game two, 10-0.

The Ravens feature one of the biggest offensive threats in the HAAC in junior Megan Eldredge, she is currently second in the HAAC in batting average at .429.

The Wildcats freshman pitcher Katt Cooper is ranked No. five in the HAAC in ERA at 2.37 and leads the conference in opponent batting average at .194.

Mallorie Nelson is averaging a HAAC leading 8.03 strikeouts per game and Cooper is right behind her ranking second at 7.12.

Live stats will be available for all of the Wildcats games this week, at www.bakerwildcats.com.

BRACKET

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Softball Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:38:14 -0500