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Softball earns best record in history

Softball earns best record in history

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Softball splits with Benedictine

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Team chemistry brings success

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

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’ ...

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Hot streak: Baker opens season 7-1

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

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


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Brees sets school record for strikeouts

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Softball team falls below .500

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

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...

Softball earns five wins over extended weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team spent the extended weekend facing three Heart opponents and picking up five wins. The Wildcats swept both Peru State and Graceland before finishing the weekend with a split against Central Methodist on Monday. Baker defeated Peru State 3-2 in game one and 3-1 in game two. Sophomore...

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...

Softball splits with Culver-Stockton

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team split its doubleheader against Heart opponent Culver-Stockton on Saturday. After defeating Culver-Stockton 8-0 in five innings, Baker lost 10-3 in game two. In game one against Culver-Stockton, Baker had three Wildcats with two runs each: freshman Hannah Flynn, sophomore Caitlin...