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Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

Sophmore Zoe Brewer started game two against Midland. Brewer led the Wildcats to a 6-4 win.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

With a perfect record of 8-0, the Baker softball team has begun their 2020 season with a bang. Right off the bat, they swept Park University in a double header on Feb. 18, making their initial record 2-0. Last weekend, the Wildcats earned a 4-0 win in two double headers, beating both Midland University...

Brees seeks national championship

Senior Olivia Brees received NAIA National Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season. Brees led the team to win the Heart for the first time in 37 years. The ‘Cats are heading to the national tournament for the second year in a row.

Story by Riley Swickard, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019

If you follow the Baker Athletics headlines, you might have seen or heard the name Olivia Brees mentioned quite a few times over the last four years. Her successes on both the women’s volleyball and women’s softball team for Baker University has earned her over 20 awards and recognition throughout ...

Softball earns best record in history

Center fielder Riley Swickard high fives head coach Jamie Stanclift as her teammates wait to celebrate after a home run. The Wildcats went on to win 13-0 over Clarke University.

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018

The Wildcats surpassed 31 wins to become the winningest team in Baker history on April 26. The 2011 team’s 31-21 record stood as the benchmark season until the ‘Cats improved to 38-12 and counting. Senior third baseman Stephanie Cardona credits the team’s success to the player’s relentless ...

Softball splits with Benedictine

Senior Alexis Korte sends a pitch to an Evangel batter on April 17. The 'Cats defeated Evangel 2-1 in the first game but fell 6-1 in the second.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

The No. 25 Baker softball team split a doubleheader with Benedictine College on Sunday. The Wildcats took game one 7-6 but fell in game two 5-4. The Wildcats now sit at 31-9 overall and 20-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one saw three lead changes. The ‘Cats went up 2-0 in the...

Team chemistry brings success

Sophomore Hannah Flynn gets a hit against Benedictine on March 9. Flynn has a .343 batting average this season with two home runs and 17 RBIs.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

The No. 23 Baker softball team now sits at 24-5 overall and 13-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after winning nine of the last 10 games. The Wildcats’ sole loss since March 16 came in a 10-9 extra-inning game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Baker was recently ranked in the NAIA Coaches’ ...

Softball continues winning trend against Grand View

Alexis Korte sends a pitch toward a Grand View batter. Korte was the starting pitcher for the second game and threw for four innings. Korte allowed Grand View's only three runs on the way to a 5-3 Baker victory.

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

March 29, 2018

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

Junior pitcher Olivia Brees delivers a pitch. Brees currently has 110 strikeouts this season.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

The Baker softball team ended a spring break full of games by sweeping Evangel 6-1, 9-1, and splitting a series with MidAmerica Nazarene wining 7-4 and losing 10-9 in 10 innings. Baker currently sits at 18-5 overall and 7-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Evangel Doubleheader In game one, junior Olivia B...

Hot streak: Baker opens season 7-1

Senior Olivia Brees pitches to a Missouri Valley batter during the 2017 season. Brees opened her senior season with four wins and 37 strikeouts. Last season Brees was named an Honorable Mention All-American and set the school record with 300 strikeouts in a single season.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018

The softball team opened up the 2018 season on a 7-1 hot streak. The first four games for Baker were at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wildcats won two of the games by spread in just five innings. The ‘Cats out-scored their four tournament opponents 47-10. On Feb. 25 the Wildcats won a series o...

Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Story by Bailey

May 8, 2017

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

Sophomore pitcher Olivia Brees pitches during a home game at Cavaness Field. Brees now holds the school record for strikeouts in a season. Image by Shelby Stephens.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

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

Sophomore Caitlin Hardgrove makes contact with a pitch during her time at bat. Image by Justin Toumberlin.

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 26, 2017

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...