5.26.11 | Softball
Topekans named to NAIA softball all-region squad
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team continues to receive first time awards under second year head coach Matt Windle. Just last week it was announced that Maggie Holmberg and Brooke Allen had been named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger NFCA NAIA All-Region Second Team.
Outfielder Brooke Allen finished the year fourth in the HAAC with a .401 batting average and fifth in the HAAC with a .629 slugging percentage. Her fielding percentage of .992 tied for first on the team and 15th in the conference. Allen also set the school record for home runs in a season with eight.
5.9.11 | Softball
Softball team grabs four All-HAAC honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team was rewarded after finishing with one of its finest regular seasons ever with four selections to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference team, which was announced by the league office Monday.
Junior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), freshman Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) and freshman Erin Greenwood (Topeka, Kan.) were all named to the first team. Greenwood was also named HAAC Freshman of the Year. Senior Katie Worley (Platte Woods, Mo.) was named to the second team.
5.5.11 | Softball
Windle announces signing of Alyse Menghini
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University softball coach Matt Windle announced on Wednesday that the team has signed Alyse Menghini, a standout infielder from Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“Alyse came on a visit and impressed me right away,” Windle said. “She is a very bright student and is an extremely strong athlete. I would anticipate that she’ll be able to come in and give us some pop in the line-up right away. The bottom line is she’s an intense competitor and a winner. We’re fortunate to have her.”
4.29.11 | Softball
Wildcats fall in opening round of HAAC playoffs
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Baker may not have accomplished its end goal in the conference playoffs, but there is no doubt the team has a lot to be proud of in the end.
Evangel (31-11) eliminated the Wildcats from the HAAC playoffs on Friday afternoon, defeating Baker (31-21) in a doubleheader, 6-4 and 4-0.
Evangel never trailed in game one as they jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before adding two runs in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.
4.29.11 | Softball
Wildcats set to open HAAC Playoff quest against Evangel
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Baker opens the Heart of America conference playoffs Friday afternoon with the first two games of a best-of-three opening round against Evangel University. The Wildcats are seeded fifth in the league with a 31-19 overall record and a 13-7 conference mark. Evangel enters play seeded fourth with a 29-11 overall record and 14-6 league mark.
The first two games of the series begin Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and game three, if necessary, will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.
The winner of the opening round advances to the HAAC Championship Series, a four-team double-elimination tournament played with the highest seed hosting.
4.27.11 | Softball
Wildcats split with Kansas Wesleyan in regular season finale
SALINA, Kan. – The Baker softball team closed out its regular season on Tuesday afternoon with a doubleheader split against Kansas Wesleyan.
Baker (31-19) got on the scoreboard first in game one thanks to a Renata Dill solo home run in the first inning. The Coyotes tied the game in the bottom of the second, but Baker slowly pulled away inning by inning. Katie Worley added a solo home run in the sixth inning as the Wildcats went on to win 5-1.
Erin Greenwood (8-9) went the distance on the rubber giving up just one earned run on four hits in the victory.
4.26.11 | Softball
Wildcats face KWU in tune-up doubleheader before HAAC Playoffs
SALINA, Kan. – The Baker University softball team will play its regular season finale on Tuesday afternoon against Kansas Wesleyan University (27-13, 8-6 KCAC) at 3 p.m.
Baker (30-18, 13-7 HAAC) enters play riding a four-game winning streak with doubleheader victories over NCAA DII Washburn University and Bellevue University (Neb.)
Brooke Allen continues to lead the squad offensively with a .418 batting average and .660 slugging percentage. Erin Greenwood is the probable starting pitcher, as she enters play with eight victories and a 2.09 ERA.
4.23.11 | Softball
Baker softball team sets school record
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – All they needed was one more victory in the regular season to surpass the all-time school record for wins in a season of 28. The Wildcats (30-18, 13-7 HAAC) did just that on Friday afternoon against non-conference foe Bellevue University (Neb.).
Renata Dill led the Wildcats in game one going 3-for-3 at the plate with one RBI. Maggie Holmberg (12-4) was stellar yet again on the rubber pitching a complete game, giving up just one earned run on six hits with eight strikeouts in the 3-1 victory.
Bellevue’s only run came in the fifth inning on a solo home run by Allie Bartley.