4.1.11 | Softball
First place in the HAAC on-the-line Friday night
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the first time in recent memory, the Baker Wildcats will be playing for the outright lead in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Baker (15-9, 4-0 HAAC) enters Friday’s contest riding an eight-game winning streak, with hopes of overtaking first place No. 24 MidAmerica Nazarene University (19-4, 6-0 HAAC).
The Wildcats are coming off a dominating doubleheader sweep against Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday evening. Baker surpassed the single-season homerun record of 18 after Brittany Vollenweider recorded her second homer of the season. Renata Dill and Brooke Allen also recorded round-trippers in the contest.
3.30.11 | Softball
Wildcats roll to victory over Haskell Indian Nations University
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s softball team continues to ride a hot streak after sweeping Haskell Indian Nations in a doubleheader on Wednesday evening for its eighth-straight victory.
Game one saw the Wildcats jump out to an early lead from which they never looked back. Baker plated six runs in the second inning thanks hot hitting and poor fielding by Haskell.
Katie Worley led the Wildcats going 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI’s. Maggie Holmberg, Erin Greenwood and Kim Gilges all chipped in with RBI’s.
3.29.11 | Softball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker softball team will look to keep its six-game winning streak alive on Wednesday evening as it hosts Haskell Indian Nations University at 5 p.m. from Cavaness Field.
The Wildcats (13-9, 4-0 HAAC) are currently tied for first-place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) thanks to the stellar play of freshman Maggie Holmberg.
Holmberg was named HAAC Pitcher of the Week on Monday thanks to a week where she went 3-0 posting an ERA of 0.67. Baker’s other freshman Erin Greenwood has also been one of the most consistent pitchers on the team with a 4-4 overall record and 3.04 ERA. Tara Heinrich, Heather Gruber, Erin Greenwood and Erin Ford are all batting over .300, while Brooke Allen leads the team with a .418 batting average. Brooke Allen and Austin Boehm still own a perfect fielding percentage on the season.
3.28.11 | Softball
Maggie Holmberg named HAAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Baker freshman pitcher Maggie Holmberg (Topeka, Kan.) was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Pitcher of the Week, according to an announcement by league officials on Monday afternoon.
Holmberg went 3-0 over the past week with victories over Bethany College (Kan.), William Jewell College (Mo.) and Missouri Valley College. She allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings of work to post a 0.67 ERA for the week. She closed out the week with a complete game shutout against Missouri Valley College on Sunday afternoon in Baldwin City, Kan.
3.28.11 | Softball
Baker softball team jumps out to undefeated 4-0 HAAC record
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You might not have known it by looking at the weather, but the Baker University softball team continues to ride a hot streak in conference play. Baker defeated Missouri Valley College, 3-0 in game one and 4-2 in game two.
Game one saw a great defensive effort from freshman Maggie Holmberg as she pitched seven innings, while giving up no earned runs on six hits. Erin Greenwood led the way offensively going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Brooke Allen also chipped in going 2-for-3.
3.25.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep William Jewell College in HAAC opener
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Baker University softball team got its HAAC season started off on the right foot Thursday afternoon, sweeping William Jewell College, 5-1 and 4-2.
Austin Boehm and Maggie Holmberg led the Wildcats offensively in game one each recording two RBI’s and a home run. Holmberg also steadied the Wildcats on the mound, pitching seven innings while giving up just one earned run on ten hits.
“Jewell left 11 runners stranded, but it goes to show you how we were able to work our way out of a few jams,” said head coach Matt Windle.
3.22.11 | Softball
Renata Dill’s walk-off homer powers Baker past Bethany
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team struggled to get runs across, but at the end of the day it was freshman Renate Dill coming through with the walk-off 2-run home run to give the Wildcats a 3-2 victory in game one.
Maggie Holmberg picked up the victory pitching seven innings while giving up just four hits and one earned run with three strikeouts. Brooke Allen (2-for-2) and Holmberg (1-for-3) were the only other Wildcats to record hits in the contest.
3.22.11 | Softball
Softball team returns to action on Tuesday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team returns to the diamond on Tuesday evening as it hosts Bethany College (11-13) at 5 p.m. at Cavaness Field.
The Wildcats (7-9) have dropped three of their past four games while the Swedes have won nine of their past 11. Stephanie Tyler leads the Swedes offensively with 23 hits and a .434 average. She also has a 3.01 ERA to lead the squad.