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.
4.21.11 | Softball
Wildcats sweep Lady Blues in playoff tune-up
TOPEKA, Kan. – It was a homecoming game for Topeka natives Brooke Allen, Maggie Holmberg and Erin Greenwood. The trio didn’t disappoint.
Erin Greenwood pitched a complete game shutout while giving up just six hits in game one. She also went 1-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run.
Brooke Allen got the Wildcats on the scoreboard first in the third inning blasting a two-run home run off Washburn (12-24) pitcher Danielle Fox to give the Wildcats (28-18) the lead for good.
Baker recorded a total of four hits in the 3-0 victory while playing errorless ball defensively.
Wildcats conclude HAAC schedule, look forward to playoffs
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In just his second season as head coach, Matt Windle has taken the Baker softball program to new heights.
The Wildcats (26-18 overall, 13-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) finished the season in fourth place in the HAAC standings, a major change from a year ago when Baker compiled an 18-31 record and 7-13 mark to finish eighth in the conference.
“I think our hopes were to play our way into the top five in the conference, but we got to a point where we had the potential to win the conference,” Windle said. “We put ourselves in a position to do much better things than we intended.”
4.17.11 | Softball
Wildcats split with Evangel on Senior Day
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University seniors will have something to hang their hat on, knowing the program as a whole is on the rise. Saturday afternoon the Wildcats split a doubleheader with Evangel University on Senior Day.
The Wildcats got on the scoreboard early in game one, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The Wildcats held Evangel to just one run in five innings, but a big seventh inning sunk Baker in game one. The Crusaders managed to score three insurance runs, two of which occurred via errors committed by the Wildcats.
4.14.11 | Softball
Wildcats split with Graceland University
LAMONI, Iowa – Maggie Holmberg pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning of game one, but Graceland University managed to mount a two-run rally to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh.
The Yellow jackets (9-25, 3-11 HAAC) stunned Baker (25-15, 12-4 HAAC) in the bottom of the 10th with a walk-off 3-2 victory.
Brooke Allen led the Wildcats offense going 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI. Erin Greenwood also recorded an RBI going 1-for-5.
4.12.11 | Softball
Baker sweeps Culver-Stockton College; tied for HAAC lead
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team didn’t skip a beat on Tuesday evening as they went on to defeat Culver-Stockton College in a doubleheader.
Game one saw the Wildcats get off to a slow start. Baker failed to plate any runs until the bottom of the fourth inning when Erin Greenwood scored on a single by Katie Worley.
Baker sealed the game in bottom of the sixth when Katie Worley got the inning started with a single to deep center field. Heather Gruber singled through the hole at shortstop and Katie Worley advanced to second. Annie Hannon got on base thanks to a drop third strike, consequently moving all the runners to load the bases. Gilges trailed in the count 1-2, but managed to turn on a ball, blasting a grand slam over the left field wall to give the Wildcats a 5-0 advantage from which they never looked back.
4.11.11 | Softball
Wildcats split with Lindenwood; keep HAAC title hopes alive
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – At the beginning of the season, Baker softball head coach Matt Windle never envisioned his team contending for a HAAC title in just his second season at the helm.
The Wildcats (22-14, 9-3 HAAC) currently sit in a tie for third-place in the HAAC standings after splitting with conference leader Lindenwood (18-16, 5-1 HAAC) this past weekend. View the game one box score here | View the game two box score here
Brooke Allen continues to lead the squad offensively with a .400 batting average and 42 hits on the season from the leadoff spot. Freshman Erin Greenwood has been the Wildcats’ main run producer with 21 RBI’s.