The Baker Orange

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Story by Christopher

April 7, 2011

The Baker University baseball team could not buy a break against Avila University Saturday and Sunday. Avila won all four games of the home and away doubleheader against Baker, but just one or two plays made the difference in each game. "Despite the outcome, I thought we played really well," junior...

Baseball wins against Benedictine

Baseball wins against Benedictine

Story by Christopher

March 31, 2011

The Baker University baseball team and Benedictine College were scheduled for a home and away doubleheader Saturday and Sunday, but it was Mother Nature that ended up being the toughest opponent for both teams. Out of the four games that were scheduled, the teams were only able to complete one game a...

Baseball wins against Benedictine

Baseball wins against Benedictine

Story by Christopher

March 31, 2011

The Baker University baseball team and Benedictine College were scheduled for a home and away doubleheader Saturday and Sunday, but it was Mother Nature that ended up being the toughest opponent for both teams. Out of the four games that were scheduled, the teams were only able to complete one game a...

BU bowling team places ninth in Dallas

March 24, 2011

For the Baker University bowling team, this season has been a long, yet rewarding road. On March 12 and 13, head coach Cheryl Keslar and eight members of the team journeyed to Dallas, where the Wildcats finished ninth out of 12 teams competing in the region from a national pool of 64. Keslar said freshman...

BU bowling team places ninth in Dallas

March 24, 2011

For the Baker University bowling team, this season has been a long, yet rewarding road. On March 12 and 13, head coach Cheryl Keslar and eight members of the team journeyed to Dallas, where the Wildcats finished ninth out of 12 teams competing in the region from a national pool of 64. Keslar said freshman...

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

Story by Kyle Davis

March 10, 2011

If the line of media personnel standing in the back of Brett Ballard's introductory press conference in March 2010 gave any indication, expectations were high. Ballard, Baker University's men's basketball coach, had not coached a game in his career, and was taking over a team that won three games in the...

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

Story by Kyle Davis

March 10, 2011

If the line of media personnel standing in the back of Brett Ballard's introductory press conference in March 2010 gave any indication, expectations were high. Ballard, Baker University's men's basketball coach, had not coached a game in his career, and was taking over a team that won three games in the...

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Story by Cassie

March 3, 2011

It was a win-or-go-home situation for the Baker University women's basketball against Lindenwood University Wednesday, and the Wildcats came up short in their 65-59 loss to the Lions. Baker entered the game as the No. 7 seed in the conference tournament, and traveled to St. Charles, Mo., to take on the...

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Story by Cassie

March 3, 2011

It was a win-or-go-home situation for the Baker University women's basketball against Lindenwood University Wednesday, and the Wildcats came up short in their 65-59 loss to the Lions. Baker entered the game as the No. 7 seed in the conference tournament, and traveled to St. Charles, Mo., to take on the...

BU men’s basketball improved over season

Story by Christopher

March 3, 2011

It doesn't seem like it was four months ago that the Baker University men's basketball team began its 2010-2011 campaign. On Nov. 4, head coach Brett Ballard coached his first game for BU, as Sam Kenney turned into a YouTube sensation by stealing the ball and heaving up a half-court buzzer-beater to def...

Men’s basketball team surprised after tiebreaker

Story by Christopher

March 3, 2011

The season could not have ended in a much more disappointing fashion for the Baker University men's basketball team. Head coach Brett Ballard thought the team had clinched a spot in the HAAC Tournament with a win against Missouri Valley College Feb. 19, but after losing its final two games, the Wildca...

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Story by Christopher

February 24, 2011

After missing out on the HAAC postseason tournament last year, the Baker University men's basketball team has qualified for the tournament with Saturday's 61-53 win over Missouri Valley College. "It was a huge win for us, especially coming off of last year, since we didn't get into the playoffs," sophom...