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.
12.14.11 | Softball
Windle announces three softball signees for 2012
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With the 2011 softball season right around the corner, head softball coach Matt Windle continues to prepare the team for the future with three new signees for the 2012 fall season.
12.6.11 | Softball
Wildcats ink Paola High School standout Mallorie Nelson
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head Baker University softball coach Matt Windle announced the signing of Mallorie Nelson on Monday afternoon.
Nelson, a senior out of Paola High School in Paola, Kan., was named to the Class 4A All-State team in 2011 as a utility player, but looks to turn her focus to pitching with the Wildcats.
“We are excited to have Mallorie here,” said head coach Matt Windle. “We are losing two very good pitchers after this season and we like what Mallorie brings to the table. She may not overpower you, but she has good control and command of her pitch selections. We look to get her into the rotation as soon as she steps on campus.”
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.