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.
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.