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Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Story by Bailey
May 8, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

After posting a 2-2 record during its time at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament, the Baker softball team ended its season with a 27-26 record overall. The Wildcats started strong in the tournament, defeating Benedictine 7-0 on May 3. The next day, Baker played Clarke early, defeat...

Brees sets school record for strikeouts

Brees sets school record for strikeouts

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

On Saturday, April 22, the Baker University softball team might have split with Missouri Valley, but the real story was what occurred on the mound in game one against the Vikings. Sophomore pitcher Olivia Brees threw nine strikeouts in that game, bringing her season total up to 239 strikeouts. Brees...

Softball team falls below .500

Softball team falls below .500

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team has fallen below .500 after being swept by Central Methodist University in a Tuesday doubleheader. The Wildcats now sit at 23-24 with four games left in the regular season. The Wildcats also suffered three losses in four games at home over the weekend, including a sweep at...

Softball earns five wins over extended weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team spent the extended weekend facing three Heart opponents and picking up five wins. The Wildcats swept both Peru State and Graceland before finishing the weekend with a split against Central Methodist on Monday. Baker defeated Peru State 3-2 in game one and 3-1 in game two. Sophomore...

Rain disrupts spring sports schedules

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

A rainy start to the spring season has brought frustration to the Baker softball and baseball teams. Rain and even some snow and cold weather cancellations have caused the second half of both teams' seasons to be packed with games, which can cause stress both inside and outside the classroom. "This...

Softball splits with Culver-Stockton

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team split its doubleheader against Heart opponent Culver-Stockton on Saturday. After defeating Culver-Stockton 8-0 in five innings, Baker lost 10-3 in game two. In game one against Culver-Stockton, Baker had three Wildcats with two runs each: freshman Hannah Flynn, sophomore Caitlin...

Softball posts 3-1 record over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at home against conference opponents Evangel and MidAmerica Nazarene. The Wildcats first faced Evangel on Friday, defeating the Crusaders 7-3 in game one and falling 7-0 in the second game. On Saturday, Baker raced Heart rival MNU, defeating...

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker Wildcats' softball team improved to 3-5 over the weekend after earning their first two wins of the season at McPherson. The Wildcats then faced Concordia in their home-opener doubleheader at Cavaness Field, going 1-1. The ‘Cats defeated the Bulldogs 9-6 in the first game and 6-5 in the...

Softball looks to improve after 0-4 opening weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team traveled to Conway, Arkansas over the weekend to open its season in the Central Baptist tournament. The weekend proved to be difficult for the Wildcats, who posted an 0-4 record to start the 2017 campaign. The Wildcats stayed close in all games, and freshman Riley Swickard...

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

After an up-and-down 2016 season, the Baker softball team will look to improve on last years’ record of 26-29. The Wildcats started strong in 2016 but fell short in the last month of play, recording only two wins in the entire month of April. Junior catcher Savannah Bellem believes that injury and...

Softball falls to Benedictine on senior day

Softball falls to Benedictine on senior day

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
April 24, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker University Wildcats dropped to 16-6 in Heart of America Conference play after being swept by the Benedictine Ravens on Saturday at Cavaness Field. The Wildcats lost their senior day games 8-2 and 12-2. Baker now has a seven-game losing streak and is 26-29 overall. The Wildcats sit at 10th...

Softball team loses fifth straight

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker University softball team has fallen below .500 for the first time since mid-Febraury and sits at 6-14 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play after being swept at Culver-Stockton College on Saturday and at Avila University on Wednesday. With a five-game losing streak, the Wildcats have...

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