The Baker Orange

Stacy Yowell leads women’s golf team to seventh place

Story by Chris Duderstadt

May 5, 2011


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The Baker University women's golf team ended its spring season by placing second in the HAAC Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The Wildcats entered Tuesday's round in fourth place, behind Lindenwood University, Avila University and William Jewell College, but improved 18 str...

Tennis season ends

Tennis season ends

May 5, 2011


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The Baker men and women's tennis teams completed their seasons at the HAAC Tournament April 29 in Springfield, Mo. The men's team did not come away with any wins, while freshman Caitlin Metseff and sophomore Lauren Thames clenched the only win for the women in their doubles match. The women were se...

Softball team falls to Crusaders

Softball team falls to Crusaders

Story by Meagan Thomas

May 5, 2011


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The season ended for the Baker University softball team Friday after Evangel University won a best-of-three series 6-4 and 4-0, sending the Wildcats home from the conference tournament. "We had some miscommunications that caused errors, and those added up," freshman Kayla Morse said. Junior Brooke Allen ...

Track teams seek HAAC titles

Story by Kyle Davis

May 5, 2011


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Zach Kindler, Baker University head track and field coach, is excited about the opportunity for the men and women's track teams to potentially win their first HAAC Championships titles since he has been the coach. However, Kindler was not expected to be in Canton, Mo., Friday and Saturday to watch ...

Coach Jimmy May hauls in state champion

May 5, 2011


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The wrestling season is over for the year, but the Baker University wrestling program is gaining new recruits for next season. One of the newest signed recruits to take the mat for Baker next year is Justin Hughes from Duncan, Okla. While he began wrestling four years ago, throughout his high scho...

Baseball season finishes on positive note

Story by Christopher

April 28, 2011


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The Baker University baseball team fell short of its ultimate goal of reaching the playoffs, but it has plenty of confidence heading into next season after winning or splitting its last seven doubleheaders. "Overall, we didn't really complete our goal of making the conference tournament, but seeing...

Tennis teams await HAAC opponents

Tennis teams await HAAC opponents

April 28, 2011


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The Baker University men and women's tennis teams are winless against conference opponents this spring, but head coach Joe Ahmadian is looking for the teams to surprise opponents in the HAAC Tournament. "It is just going to take us believing in ourselves, that we belong on the same court as those other ...

Softball team set to face Crusaders in opening round of playoffs

Softball team set to face Crusaders in opening round of playoffs

Story by Meagan Thomas

April 28, 2011


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Thirty years and 30 wins is what it took for the Baker University softball team to break the record for most wins in a season. The 'Cats accomplished the feat Friday against Bellevue University. "I think getting that record just shows how great of a team we have this year, and I am really proud to be a...

Golfers face difficult conditions

April 28, 2011


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Tackling cold temperatures and a difficult course, the Baker University women's golf team took fifth place at the tournament April 17-19 at the Deuce at the National Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. Scoring a 90 on her second day and a 93 on the third, junior Stacy Yowell worked through the conditions with h...

BU dance team wins national championship

BU dance team wins national championship

Story by Megan

April 14, 2011


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Going from second place at HAAC to being the team to beat in the NAIA National Dance Alliance finals, the Baker University dance team has shown what months of commitment can accomplish by bringing home a championship win. "HAAC was a disappointment by placing second," senior captain Alex Hess said. ...

Kim Gilges home run fuels 5-0 softball victory

Story by Meagan

April 14, 2011


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Senior Kim Gilges hit a grand slam Tuesday against Culver-Stockton College, but this grand slam was special for Gilges. "It was my first collegiate home run, so it was pretty awesome," Gilges said. "It was kind of an emotional thing. It's coming close to the end of my senior season, and it is just a...

Baseball team’s winning ways keyed by walk-off in extra innings

Baseball team’s winning ways keyed by walk-off in extra innings

Story by Christopher

April 14, 2011


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What a difference a week makes for the Baker University baseball team. After losing all four games of a home and away doubleheader to Avila University April 2-3, the Wildcats bounced back Friday and Saturday against William Jewell College. BU won three of four games in two doubleheaders against the C...