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).
3.16.10 | Softball
Baker softball splits doubleheader with No. 17 William Penn
- Softball split with No. 17 William Penn Tuesday afternoon.
OLATHE, Kan. - Allie Losey drove in two runs and Heather Gruber pitched a complete game as the Baker women's softball team went on to defeat No. 17 William Penn University, 4-3 in game one of a twinbill Tuesday afternoon.
3.7.10 | Softball
Baker softball goes 2-3 on the weekend in Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. - The Baker University softball team participated in the Central Baptist University invitational this past weekend. The Wildcats went 2-3 on the weekend after participating in games all-day Friday and Saturday.
Baker vs MidAmerican Christian
Annie Hannon and Katie Worley (pictured) each had solo HR's, but it wasn't enough for the Wildcats in their first game of the weekend. Heather Gruber pitched nine innings allowing 11 hits and seven runs as the Wildcats fell 8-7. View the box score here.
Baker vs MidContent
In a game that saw nine innings of action, it was the Baker WIldcats coming out on top. Brittany Vollenweider pitched six innings while allowing only three runs. Heather Gruber took the mound for extra innings with the game tied 3-3 and pitched three scoreless innings. Allie Losey led the way offensively going 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI's. View the box score here.
Baker vs Bacone College
Brittany Vollenweider pitched a complete game shuout as Baker went on to roll to its second victory of the weekend. Kelsey Epperson led the offensively going 1-for-3 with 2 RBI's in the victory. View the box score here.
2.28.10 | Softball
Baker softball tops Morningside, 3-2
CONWAY, Ark. - The Baker University softball team was finally able to get into action this past weekend when they traveled to the CBC Classic in Conway, Ark.
The Wildcats finished the weekend, 2-3, with victories against Morningside College and Peru State College.
2.25.10 | Softball
Wildcats ready for season opener
CONWAY, Ark. – The Baker softball team is set to open the season with five games in three days at the Central Baptist College February Meltdown Tournament this weekend.
On Friday, Baker will play a doubleheader at noon against Bellevue University and at 2 p.m. against Texas Wesleyan University.
On Saturday, Baker will face Peru State University at noon and Lyon College at 2 p.m.
To finish the weekend, the Wildcats will take on Morningside College at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Coach Matt Windle, entering his first year leading the Wildcats, is eager to see his team take the diamond for the first time.
“I’m excited to finally get outside and get some games in," Windle said. "The girls have been working hard in preparation for this weekend, so I know they’re just as excited to get going as I am.”