4.20.10 | Softball
Worley blast, Gruber dominance sends Baker back to playoffs
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.
4.11.10 | Softball
Senior Day sweep, Wildcats defeat St. Mary's
Kelsey Epperson with her parents on Senior Day
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University softball team sent their seniors out in style Sunday afternoon posting a sweep of visiting St. Mary's (Kan.) in non-league action. The Wildcats posted a 2-1 extra inning victory in game one, then followed with a 2-1 victory in game two.
4.5.10 | Softball
Wildcats set to face William Jewell College Monday afternoon
The Baker softball team (10-20, 2-6) was finally able to get out on their home field Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats split a doubleheader with Benedictine College and dropped a doubleheader with Ottawa University on Saturday.
Brooke Allen leads the Wildcats offensively with 36 hits and a .356 batting average. Freshman Heather Gruber (pictured) has been all you can ask for in her rookie season. Gruber has currently owns an 8-9 record with 115 innings pitched.
The Wildcats will be back in action Monday afternoon on their home field at 4:00 p.m., when they take on William Jewell College (9-15, 2-2) in a key HAAC doubleheader.View the full season stats here
4.2.10 | Softball
Baker splits doubleheader with Benedictine
- Brooke Allen leads the Wildcats with a .372 batting average and .436 slugging %.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's softball team finally got its chance to play in front of their own fans on Thursday afternoon. Baker won the first game 4-3 and dropped the nightcap 10-4.
The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead in game one thanks to an RBI single and solo home run from sophomore Allie Losey. The lead didn't last. Benedictine scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to even the score at 2-2. But the Wildcats had a flare for the dramatic. Baker won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning courtesy of a single up-the-middle by junior Annie Hannon.
3.31.10 | Softball
Wildcats fall, look to Benedictine
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Baker softball team dropped two games to Washburn University Tuesday night. Washburn, an NCAA Division II team, took both contests by the score of 8-0. The losses moved Baker to 9-17 on the season.
In the first game, Chelsi Taylor, Annie Hannon, and Allie Losey each went 1-2 at the plate, tallying the only three hits for the Wildcats.
Baker only recorded three hits in the second game as well, coming off the bats of Annie Hannon, Kelsey Epperson, and Kim Gilges. The Wildcats also struggled defensively, committing six errors in game two.
The Wildcats (1-5 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) hope to improve their conference record when they face Benedictine at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday at Bakerâ€™s Canvaness Field. Benedictine carries a 6-13 record and is still looking for its first conference win.
3.26.10 | Softball
Baker splits doubleheader with Culver-Stockton
CANTON, Mo. - The Baker University softball team split its doublehader with Culver-Stockton College on Friday afternoon. BU won game one, 2-1 in 10 innings, and dropped the nightcap 10-1 in five innings.
Baker now sits at 9-13 overall and 1-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Game one saw 10 innings of action, Baker's Annie Hannon (pictured) led the way offensively going 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Denfensively, Heather Gruber (7-5) was stellar. Gruber pitched 10 innings with 13 strikeouts while giving up one run on five hits.