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.
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.