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On Sept. 2 The Baker University Cheer team sings the Baker Alma Mater at the first home game of the season.

Wildcat Windup

Story by Trey Donovan, Managing Editor May 14, 2024

Baker Cheer and Dance finish in Second at the DTU College Classic and Third in NAIA Dance Nationals The Cheer and Dance teams placed second at the DTU College Classic. Dance got a score of 89.00 in...

Baker softball practices for their upcoming game in Iowa.

Softball preps for promising new season

Story by Caitlin Mooney, Staff Photographer February 11, 2024

As the spring semester begins, so are spring sports. Student athletes and coaches are preparing for their seasons and creating team goals. Baker softball had a record season last year, going 47-12 and...

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Sam White named new Head Coach for Baker Softball Team

Story by Brett Gamber, Staff Writer September 12, 2023

On Monday, August 21, Baker announced that Sam White would be the man in charge of the Women’s Softball team this season. Last year, under head coach Dana Goss, the Wildcats tied the program record at...

How spring sports teams deal with winter weather

How spring sports teams deal with winter weather

Story by Caitlin Mooney, Staff Photographer February 21, 2023

The beginning of the season is coming around for athletes who participate in a spring sport. As many of the seasons begin in the early part of February or March, winter weather has a large impact on the...

The Baker softball team is working hard in order to perform well at the Heart Conference Tournament May 5-8.

Softball prepares for a run at the Conference Championship

Story by Trey Donovan, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Baker Softball is currently amping up with a record of 22-22, with an in-conference record of 13-18, as of April 27. With the majority of their schedule in April, they will need to continue playing well...

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

Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

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....

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

Softball starts strong with undefeated record of 6-0

Story by Sydney Jo Boaz, Staff photographer February 25, 2020

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.

Brees seeks national championship

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...

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.

Softball earns best record in history

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...

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.

Softball splits with Benedictine

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...

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.

Team chemistry brings success

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...

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