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Softball splits home doubleheader with Missouri Valley

Softball splits home doubleheader with Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team split a pair of games with Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent Missouri Valley on Wednesday afternoon at Cavaness Field. The Wildcats won game one on the run rule 8-0 but fell 5-4 in game two. “In this conference, the second game is always tougher because you’re...

Softball team drops three out of four over weekend

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team spent the weekend in Iowa, where the Wildcats played doubleheaders against William Penn University on Saturday and Graceland on Sunday. The Wildcats finished the trip with one win against William Penn and lost to Graceland by small margins in both games, 2-0 and 2-1. In the...

Grand View takes two softball wins over BU

Grand View takes two softball wins over BU

Story by Brittney Diehm

April 6, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Grand View swept the softball team on Tuesday, April 5, at Cavaness Field. After the two wins, the Vikings move to 26-6 overall and 10-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker falls to 24-19 overall and 4-6 in conference play. The wind Tuesday did anything but help pitcher Olivia Brees....

Softball team swept by Evangel

Softball team swept by Evangel

Story by Levi

April 4, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Evangel swept the Baker softball team on Saturday, April 2. The two wins for Evangel move the Crusaders’ Heart of America Athletic Conference record to 7-1, tied for first place with Grand View. Baker falls to 4-4 in conference play, tied for fourth place with MidAmerica Nazarene. “The HAAC added...

Softball drops doubleheader at Park

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team took a break from conference play Monda but was swept by Park University 6-1 and 3-1 to drop to 22-15 on the season. The Pirates took control early after the Wildcats grabbed a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Park scored two runs off of a Shelby Bendure home run in...

Baker and MNU split softball doubleheader

Baker and MNU split softball doubleheader

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Baker women's athletic teams have seen just about all they want of the MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers this week. The Wildcats split a doubleheader with the Pioneers Wednesday night at Cavaness Field, losing the first game 3-1 but winning the second game by the same score. With the split,...

Softball drops pair of home games to Ottawa

Softball drops pair of home games to Ottawa

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

March 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team suffered two losses in a doubleheader against Ottawa University Monday at Cavaness Field. The first game was scoreless for both teams until the ninth inning when Ottawa scored two runs to win the game 2-0. Ottawa then jumped on the board quickly in the second game by scoring two...

Softball team splits home doubleheader with Bethany

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team split its doubleheader against the Bethany Swedes on Tuesday in Baldwin City. Back-to-back Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Olivia Brees’ pitching put the Wildcats on top with a 3-2 victory in game one, but the Swedes rallied during the second game and beat...

Softball team wins doubleheader over McPherson

Softball team wins doubleheader over McPherson

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team came through with two wins, 8-0 and 5-4, in a doubleheader against the McPherson Bulldogs at Cavaness Field on Saturday, Feb. 27. Freshman pitcher Olivia Brees held the Bulldogs hitless en route to a run-rule win in the first game, and the second game was won by sophomore Stephanie...

Softball earns sweep in home opener

Softball earns sweep in home opener

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Tuesday was a day of firsts for the Baker softball team. In the home opener, the Wildcats earned their first home run, sweep, run rule win and walk-off win of the 2016 season. The wins put Baker at 4-3 overall. The Wildcats overcame early errors and a six-run deficit in game one of the doubleheader...

2016 softball team ready to take the field

2016 softball team ready to take the field

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 13-33 season in 2015, the Wildcats will look to make this softball season the start of an upward trend. “Last year was a starting point,” sophomore Stephanie Cardona said. “It was a year to develop and grow our team.” The Wildcats went 7-11 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference...

Softball season ends at HAAC tourney

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

May 3, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team ended its season at the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament losing 12-3 to No. 8 Central Methodist at Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park. After losing to third-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene University 1-0 in the opening round, the sixth-seeded Wildcats...