The Baker Orange

Ryan Goodwin begins first season as head baseball coach

Ryan Goodwin begins first season as head baseball coach

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In his first year as the head coach of the Baker University baseball team, Ryan Goodwin is happy to be back in the area that he calls home. “Growing up in the area was a big part of the decision for me,” Goodwin said. After playing his high school ball at Lawrence High School, Goodwin attended...

Baseball splits doubleheader with Park

Baseball splits doubleheader with Park

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team split the first half of a four-game series with Park University Saturday, capping off game two with a Marcus Jones walk-off single to give the Wildcats a 3-7 record. The opening game of the doubleheader started quickly for both teams, with the Pirates racking up three runs in the...

Baseball team opens season with 2-1 record

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Heading into the eighth inning with an 11-6 lead, things looked promising for a season-opening win for the Wildcats against the Ottawa Braves on Feb. 10. That is, until the Braves scored seven unanswered runs to win the game 13-11 at Ottawa. BU head coach Ryan Goodwin didn't have to wait much longer...

Ryan Goodwin named head baseball coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

June 25, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

For the first time since the turn of the century, someone other than Phil Hannon will coach the Baker baseball team. Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar announced Tuesday that Ryan Goodwin will take over as head baseball coach effective July 1. “I’m excited to hear that the athletic...

Baseball ends season with senior day split

Baseball ends season with senior day split

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball season ended with senior day on Saturday after a four-game split with the Avila University Eagles. The Wildcats finished last in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings at 6-20 and did not make the conference tournament after making it as a fifth seed last year at 14-12. For...

Baseball drops four at MNU

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

April 13, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team was swept for the second consecutive season against rival MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe over the weekend. The Wildcats struggled to convert in the clutch, and the losses keep Baker in last place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings at 4-14. On Friday,...

Baseball sweeps Culver; Jones throws no-hitter

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

April 4 was one to remember for the baseball team. Baker captured its first conference sweep of the season against Culver-Stockton with wins of 4-0 and 4-3 at Sauder Field in Baldwin City. In the first of two games against Culver-Stockton, junior Seth Jones threw his first collegiate no-hitter in...

Baseball swept by Benedictine, splits with Wiley

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team took a break from a rough stretch of conference to play Wiley College on Monday. The Wildcats split a doubleheader, losing the first game 3-0, but bounced back to win the second 8-3. In order to rest for upcoming conference games, most starters did not play. “It’s really nice...

Baseball grabs first series win

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The baseball team won two out of three weekend games in Dallas. The Wildcats beat Harris-Stowe State in games one and three and lost to Morningside in game two. The Wildcats are now 5-6 on the season. The men went 2-1 on the weekend, playing only one game Friday against Harris-Stowe State, and winning...

Baseball falls in HAAC tournament

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

May 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker Wildcat baseball team finished its season by going 1-2 in the HAAC tournament. The Wildcats had an overall record of 22-29, a 16-win improvement over last season. In the Wildcats' opening game of the conference tournament against fourth-seeded Culver-Stockton College, BU lost 6-3. Senior...

Baseball team makes postseason

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 30, 2014


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The Baker University baseball team finished the 2014 regular season with a winning record in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. “It feels awesome,” senior Josh Zach said. “It’s something we’ve never done while I’ve been around, so to get it done my senior year is pretty cool.” In...

‘Cats take three in final home series

‘Cats take three in final home series

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 23, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team took three of four games from Peru State College in the Wildcats’ final home series of the season on Friday and Saturday. The first game of Friday’s doubleheader was decided in walk-off fashion. The Bobcats were first on the board after a sacrifice fly from PSC’s...