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 Baker’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.
3.24.10 | Softball
Wildcats record first sweep of season over Haskell
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Junior Katie Worley (pictured) recorded an inside-the-park homerun and Baker rolled to its first twinbill sweep of the 2010 campaign. The Wildcats defeated Haskell, 6-3 in game one and 8-0 in game two, improving to 8-12 overall.
Brooke Allen led the way offensively going 3-for-4 with one RBI in game one. Freshman Heather Gruber pitched a complete game while giving up only two hits and two earned runs. The Wildcats scored three runs in the top of the seventh ultimately sealing the game.
3.22.10 | Softball
Wildcats ink three for next season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - First-year Baker softball coach Matt Windle has announced three new additions to his signing class for the 2010-2011 season.
The future Wildcats are Erin Greenwood, Cami Williams, and Tara Chumley.
Greenwood (pictured) is a left-handed pitcher from Seaman High School in Topeka, Kan., where she holds school records for single-season strikeouts (154) and career strikeouts (296). Greenwood also gets the job done at the plate, holding school records for single-season hits (38), batting average (.521), slugging percentage (.877), and runs batted in (31).