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Baker Athletics News Archive

2.7.11 | Softball

Baker inks two softball recruits for 2011-12

Summer Kelley

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team has received signed national letters of intent from Summer Kelley (Shawnee, Kan.) and Peyton Weekly (Gardner, Kan.) to enroll at the university and play for the Wildcats starting in the spring of 2012, head coach Matt Windle announced.

12.1.10 | Softball

Wildcats ink Topeka native Cox

Cox

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker softball head coach Matt Windle has announced the signing of Topeka, Kan., native Alexis Cox.

5.25.10 | Softball

Kelsey Epperson named NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Kelsey Epperson
Senior Kelsey Epperson had career-high numbers in 2010.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University softball player, Kelsey Epperson, was among 275 student-athletes honored today as a Daktronics/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete, released by the national office in Kansas City, Mo.

Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.

The Wildcats finished the season 18-31 under first-year head coach Matt Windle and made the playoffs for the first time in four years.

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5.10.10 | Softball

Wildcats grab three all-HAAC selections, look forward to 2011
Matt Windle and the Wildcats
Coach Windle took the Wildcats to new heights in 2010.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - After advancing to the HAAC Playoffs for the first time in four years, the Wildcats added more accolades to a team that had already reached new heights. As selected by league coaches, the Wildcats had three players named to the Heart of America all-conference team.

4.28.10 | Softball

Wildcats set to face top-seeded Lindenwood Friday afternoon
Erin Ford
First-baseman Erin Ford went 3-for-6 against Lindenwood in their first meeting.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University softball team will return to action Friday afternoon when it travels to St. Charles, Mo., to face top-seeded Lindenwood University in the opening round of the 2010 HAAC Playoffs.

The Wildcats (7-13) are coming off a doubleheader split with Central Methodist University. Baker took game one 5-3 thanks to a three-run homer by Katie Worley in the third inning. Central Methodist took game two 6-0.

Lindenwood (17-3) has been stellar all season. In their previous match-up with the Wildcats, the Lions swept Baker 6-0 and 6-2.

.26.10 | Softball

Baker's Katie Worley named HAAC Player of the Week
Katie_Worley
Junior Katie Worley led the Baker women's softball team back to the playoffs.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker junior catcher Katie Worley was named HAAC Softball Player of the Week, Commissioner Larry Lady announced Monday afternoon.

Worley, a native of Platte Woods, Mo., hit 1.000 while slugging 1.800 in a week that saw the Wildcats advance to their first playoff berth in four years. Worley's three-run homer in the third-inning of a doubleheader last week gave Baker a 5-0 lead from which they never looked back.

4.20.10 | Softball

Worley blast, Gruber dominance sends Baker back to playoffs
Katie Worley
Junior Katie Worley also commanded the game from behind the plate.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - For the first time in four years, the Baker softball team is back in the Heart of America Athletic Conference playoffs.

Katie Worley's three-run home run in the third inning gave the Wildcats a 5-0 lead from which they never looked back. Freshman Heather Gruber pitched six solid innings giving up three runs on 10 hits. Senior Chelsi Taylor took over for Gruber in the seventh and closed the game out in dramatic fashion.

4.19.10 | Softball

Playoff berth on the line Tuesday evening at Canvaness Field

The Wildcats will look for their first playoff berth in four years on Tuesday.

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