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‘Cats host Senior day and Strike Out Sarcoma

‘Cats host Senior day and Strike Out Sarcoma

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team ended its season 16-39 overall and 9-23 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after falling to Avila University in the final series of the season, 1-3. During the final series, the Wildcats hosted Avila for their senior day, where they recognized nine seniors...

Baseball loses home series against No. 5 CMU

Baseball loses home series against No. 5 CMU

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team took on No. 5 ranked Central Methodist at home over the weekend. The ‘Cat were able to win the first game against the Eagles, but fell in the second game on Saturday and both games on Sunday. In game one, the Wildcats started down early in the game, trailing the...

Baseball drops series to Culver-Stockton

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team suffered two losses Saturday to Culver-Stockton College on Saturday, dropping its record to 11-29. Game one ended in a 9-3 loss, with all three runs by Baker coming in the third inning. The offensive spurt came after Culver was able to put up three runs in the first two innings....

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...

Baseball drops three games against MNU

Baseball drops three games against MNU

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 1-3 against Heart of America Conference rival MidAmerica Nazarene University on Thursday and Friday. The Wildcats played all four games at home and split the doubleheader on Thursday afternoon before dropping two games on Friday. In Thursday’s games, Baker fell to the...

Baseball opens conference play 2-2

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team has started its conference season 2-2 after taking two games over Graceland University on Friday, before dropping two to Peru State College on Sunday. Matt Stuart had a walk-off double in game one of Friday’s doubleheader, capping off a terrific game as he went...

Baseball splits home series with William Woods

Baseball splits home series with William Woods

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 2-2 against William Woods over the weekend. Baker fell in the first game 6-3 and then won the next two games 6-3 and 6-4 before William Woods took the final game of the series 3-2. William Woods started game one off strong with three runs in the first inning off of Baker’s...

Baseball team goes 1-3 in opening weekend

Story by Tyler Cawley, Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 1-3 to open the season this past weekend. The wildcats took a trip south to Oklahoma, where they played two series against St. Gregory’s College and Oklahoma Baptist. Baker won game one against Saint Gregory’s 4-2 thanks in part to a strong outing from senior pitcher...

Baseball falls in conference tournament semifinal

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

May 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team's season ended with back-to-back losses at the conference tournament in Joplin, Missouri. After winning the first two weekend games, the Wildcats lost on Saturday night and Sunday morning after holding early leads in both games. Baker started the conference tournament as the fifth...

Baseball team prepares for Heart tournament

Baseball team prepares for Heart tournament

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team is headed to postseason play for the second time in three seasons. In their final regular-season games of the season, the Wildcats lost the first three games of a four-game weekend series against Avila, but finished senior day at Sauder Field on Sunday with a 3-2 victory to give...

Pitcher Caleb Lee detours back to Baker

Pitcher Caleb Lee detours back to Baker

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior Caleb Lee has taken an interesting journey with Baker University’s baseball team, but after two years away, he is now back in Baldwin City as a starting pitcher. Starting his college career as a Wildcat, he decided to transfer to compete at a bigger school in his native state of Oklahoma. “My...

Baseball team wins seventh straight

Baseball team wins seventh straight

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

April 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baker baseball has picked up momentum at exactly the right time. The Wildcats swept Peru State in a four-game series April 16-17 at Sauder Field and have now won seven straight games with only three more series remaining before the end of the regular season. This was the first four-game series sweep...