4.5.12 | Softball
BU softball sweeps No. 18 Evangel
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Baker University softball team broke through with its biggest victory of the season on Thursday night. Baker knocked off No. 18 Evangel University, 8-0 and 5-2 in a key HAAC doubleheader.
Game one saw the Wildcats jump out to an early 6-0 lead over the first two innings.
Erin Greenwood led the BU offense in the opener going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI’s. Renata Dill finished 3-for-3 with two RBI’s and Alyse Menghini went 1-for-3 with two RBI’s.
Maggie Holmberg picked up her fifth victory of the season, pitching five innings while giving up just three hits with six strikeouts.
Renata Dill sparked BU’s first run in game two with a single to short to open the sixth inning. After a groundout by Erin Greenwood, Summer Kelley singled to left to score Dill.
4.1.12 | Softball
Baker softball rebounds with sweep of Culver-Stockton
CANTON, Mo. – A late rally saved the Wildcats in their opening game against Culver-Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. After trailing 1-0 heading into the seventh inning, Baker tied the game up and won the game in the eighth, 2-1.
After a pop out by Brooke Allen to start the inning, Renata Dill cracked a double to set the rally in motion. Kayla Morse laid down a bunt and a wild throw to first base scored Dill.
3.28.12 | Softball
Wildcats drop two extra inning heartbreakers to Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It took 19 innings of softball for Baker to finally close out its Wednesday doubleheader against Graceland University. Baker dropped game one 3-2 in 11 innings, and followed that up with another 3-2 loss in nine innings during the nightcap.
It took eight innings in the opener for each squad to finally plate a run. Graceland led off the top half of the eighth with a sacrifice bunt to move the runner over to third and Staci Ritchey followed that up with a single to give Graceland a 1-0 lead.
3.20.12 | Softball
BU softball wins five of six games; Greenwood continues to dominate
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker softball got back on track this past weekend, sweeping William Penn (Iowa) at the Cavaness Field season opener. Baker took game one 3-0 and followed that up with a 3-2 victory in game two.
Sophomore Erin Greenwood continues to lead the squad both offensively and defensively, posting a batting average of .521 with two home runs and an ERA of 2.02 with 71 stikeouts. Greenwood currently ranks 15th nationally in batting average and 22nd nationally in hits per game with 1.67.
3.12.12 | Softball
Softball team closes grueling weekend 0-4
CONWAY, Ark. – The Baker University softball team knew it would be put to the test against some of the nations best competition this past weekend as the Wildcats faced four nationally ranked opponents.
Baker opened up the weekend with a 8-0 loss to No. 25 Oklahoma Christian College on Friday morning and followed that up with a 8-7 loss to No. 4 Central Baptist College.
2.19.12 | Softball
Wildcats finish opening weekend tournament 2-1
FORT WORTH, Texas – After splitting the season opening doubleheader with Ottawa University, the Baker softball team bounced back with two victories this past weekend at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas.
Baker opened the tournament with a commanding 6-0 victory over Northwood University (Texas). Summer Kelley led the way offensively going 1-for-2 at the plate with a two-run homer. Erin Greenwood was the story though as she pitched a flawless complete game, giving up just three hits in the shutout.
2.9.12 | Softball
Baker splits with Ottawa to open 2012 season
OTTAWA, Kan. – It was damp cold and muggy, but the Baker University softball team opened its 2012 campaign with a split against Ottawa University on Thursday afternoon.
Game one saw Ottawa jump out to an early 4-0 lead over the first two innings, but Baker managed to climb back into the game late, tallying runs in the fourth and sixth innings to make things interesting in the 4-2 loss. Summer Kelley had the lone RBI in the game for the Wildcats. Maggie Holmberg was pegged with the loss after pitching six innings while giving up eight hits and two earned runs.
1.4.11 | Softball
Vollenwieder twins sign with Baker softball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Cassville (Mo.) High School seniors Cari and Kelsi Vollenwieder have signed letter of intents to play softball at Baker University in the fall of 2012, head coach Matt Windle announced late last week.
Family roots don’t stem far from Baker, as their older sister Brittany enters her senior season on the Wildcats pitching staff. Their father Mark Vollenweider played on the 1986 NAIA National Championship runner-up football team.