3.28.11 | Softball
Maggie Holmberg named HAAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Baker freshman pitcher Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Pitcher of the Week, according to an announcement by league officials on Monday afternoon.
Holmberg went 3-0 over the past week with victories over Bethany College (Kan.), William Jewell College (Mo.) and Missouri Valley College. She allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings of work to post a 0.67 ERA for the week. She closed out the week with a complete game shutout against Missouri Valley College on Sunday afternoon in Baldwin City, Kan.
3.28.11 | Softball
Baker softball team jumps out to undefeated 4-0 HAAC record
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You might not have known it by looking at the weather, but the Baker University softball team continues to ride a hot streak in conference play. Baker defeated Missouri Valley College, 3-0 in game one and 4-2 in game two.
Game one saw a great defensive effort from freshman Maggie Holmberg as she pitched seven innings, while giving up no earned runs on six hits. Erin Greenwood led the way offensively going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Brooke Allen also chipped in going 2-for-3.
3.25.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep William Jewell College in HAAC opener
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team got its HAAC season started off on the right foot Thursday afternoon, sweeping William Jewell College, 5-1 and 4-2.
Austin Boehm and Maggie Holmberg led the Wildcats offensively in game one each recording two RBI’s and a home run. Holmberg also steadied the Wildcats on the mound, pitching seven innings while giving up just one earned run on ten hits.
“Jewell left 11 runners stranded, but it goes to show you how we were able to work our way out of a few jams,” said head coach Matt Windle.
3.22.11 | Softball
Renata Dill’s walk-off homer powers Baker past Bethany
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team struggled to get runs across, but at the end of the day it was freshman Renate Dill coming through with the walk-off 2-run home run to give the Wildcats a 3-2 victory in game one.
Maggie Holmberg picked up the victory pitching seven innings while giving up just four hits and one earned run with three strikeouts. Brooke Allen (2-for-2) and Holmberg (1-for-3) were the only other Wildcats to record hits in the contest.
3.22.11 | Softball
Softball team returns to action on Tuesday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team returns to the diamond on Tuesday evening as it hosts Bethany College (11-13) at 5 p.m. at Cavaness Field.
The Wildcats (7-9) have dropped three of their past four games while the Swedes have won nine of their past 11. Stephanie Tyler leads the Swedes offensively with 23 hits and a .434 average. She also has a 3.01 ERA to lead the squad.
3.17.11 | Softball
Baker softball splits with Friends University
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Lady ‘Cats faced a difficult task Wednesday afternoon taking on the Friends Falcons (13-5).
The first game of the doubleheader started as a pitchers’ dual as Maggie Holmberg blanked the Falcons for the first five innings before giving up three runs in the sixth. Baker drew first blood in the fourth inning when Katie Worley beat out the throw to home off of Holmberg’s single. In the fifth inning the Wildcats loaded the bases and were able to bring in four runs. Tara Heinrich and Erin Ford started the inning with singles. Brooke Allen hit for an RBI single and Erin Greenwood’s double scored two more runs. Maggie Holmberg went the distance for the Wildcats as they pulled off a 5-3 victory.
3.11.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep Southwestern College in home opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The bats are starting to heat up for the Baker University softball team. The Wildcats (6-6) won its fourth-straight game on Thursday evening at Cavaness Field on the campus of Baker University.
Baker racked up 13 hits in game one en route to a 6-4 come-from-behind-victory. Brooke Allen led the way offensively going 2-for-4 with two RBI’s. Homeruns were the story though as Austin Boehm and Erin Greenwood each went yard to put the Wildcats ahead for good. Katie Worley and Erin Greenwood each led the team with three hits apiece.
3.4.11 | Softball
Baker slated to play four games this weekend in Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. – The Lady Wildcats are set for another road trip this weekend, traveling to Arkansas for the CBC Meltdown. Baker will play twice on Friday and twice on Saturday. The Friday contests begin at 2 p.m. and the Saturday contests start at noon.