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Softball posts 3-1 record over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at home against conference opponents Evangel and MidAmerica Nazarene. The Wildcats first faced Evangel on Friday, defeating the Crusaders 7-3 in game one and falling 7-0 in the second game. On Saturday, Baker raced Heart rival MNU, defeating...

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker Wildcats' softball team improved to 3-5 over the weekend after earning their first two wins of the season at McPherson. The Wildcats then faced Concordia in their home-opener doubleheader at Cavaness Field, going 1-1. The ‘Cats defeated the Bulldogs 9-6 in the first game and 6-5 in the...

Softball looks to improve after 0-4 opening weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team traveled to Conway, Arkansas over the weekend to open its season in the Central Baptist tournament. The weekend proved to be difficult for the Wildcats, who posted an 0-4 record to start the 2017 campaign. The Wildcats stayed close in all games, and freshman Riley Swickard...

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After an up-and-down 2016 season, the Baker softball team will look to improve on last years’ record of 26-29. The Wildcats started strong in 2016 but fell short in the last month of play, recording only two wins in the entire month of April. Junior catcher Savannah Bellem believes that injury and...

Softball falls to Benedictine on senior day

Softball falls to Benedictine on senior day

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 24, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker University Wildcats dropped to 16-6 in Heart of America Conference play after being swept by the Benedictine Ravens on Saturday at Cavaness Field. The Wildcats lost their senior day games 8-2 and 12-2. Baker now has a seven-game losing streak and is 26-29 overall. The Wildcats sit at 10th...

Softball team loses fifth straight

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker University softball team has fallen below .500 for the first time since mid-Febraury and sits at 6-14 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play after being swept at Culver-Stockton College on Saturday and at Avila University on Wednesday. With a five-game losing streak, the Wildcats have...

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,...