Archive for Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Baker sports roundup

April 4, 2001

WOMEN'S GOLF - Baker ran away with the Tabor College Spring Invitational golf tournament, winning by 21 strokes on March 29-30. Meghan Lewis, junior from Syracuse, took top individual honors with a 162. Sarah Payne, sophomore from Topeka, finished second with a 164, 12 strokes ahead of third place. The Wildcats will play in the Rockhurst Invitational at Claycrest Country Club in Liberty, Mo., on Thursday.

SOFTBALL The Wildcats won four out of five games at the Avila College Tournament on Saturday in Kansas City. Brooke Moyer, freshman from DeSoto, batted .579 with 11 hits, five RBIs, and five doubles in the tournament. Jacque Gooch, sophomore from Richmond, Mo., had four RBIs and batted .556. Casey McGinley, senior from Topeka, batted .529 with nine hits, a double, and a triple. Pitchers Kara Weddle, freshman from Kansas City, and Megan Nelson, sophomore from Marysville, won two games apiece.

Baker will play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Divisional Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Johnson County Complex.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - In her first meet of the spring season, Renee Sudduth, junior from Harveyville, automatically qualified for nationals with a hammer throw of 152'-7 at the Truman State Open on Saturday. Sudduth finished third in the event. Candace Fortney, senior from El Dorado Springs, Mo., finished third in the javelin with a 120-4 mark. Angie Heffner, freshman from Baldwin City, finished fifth in the pole vault and provisionally qualified for the national meet with a vault of 10-6.

Amber Koblitz, freshman from Paola, and Jan Meyer, junior from Jefferson City, Mo., finished seventh and eighth in the high jump after clearing 4-11. Morgan Ouimette, junior from Grandview, Mo., and Jenny Schultz, sophomore from Sun City, Ariz., finished ninth and 10th in the 3,000-meter with times of 10:58.54 and 11:09.62, respectively.

Baker's next meet is the Emporia State Relays on Saturday.

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Four student-athletes placed in the top 10 at the Truman State Open on Saturday. Eric Schwarz, junior from Baldwin City, was Baker's highest placer after finishing second in the javelin with a mark of 175-10. Jerry Baker, sophomore from Morrowville, reached last year's meet record in the pole vault and finished second at 14-3.25. Baker also placed sixth in the javelin with a169-3 mark.

Scott Rieger, sophomore from Arnold, Mo., placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 142-8. Scott Nelson, junior from Carbondale, completed the 5,000-meter in 15:50.40 to place ninth.

Baker's next meet is the Emporia State Relays on Saturday.

BASEBALL - Baker split with Heart of America Athletic Conference rival Benedictine College at home on Sunday. The Wildcats won the first game 10-9 with pitcher Brandon Jones, junior from Olathe, getting the win. Baker fell 9-4 in the second game despite two home runs by Mike Palo, junior from Lenexa.

The Wildcats fell 5-3 and 13-3 to conference leader Missouri Valley in Marshall, Mo., on Saturday. Palo hit a home run in the first game and Pete Aldrete, senior from Emporia, hit a home run in the second. The Cats lost both ends of a doubleheader to Park University on Friday with scores of 7-1 and 15-2. Baker split a doubleheader with Graceland on Tuesday, losing the first game, 5-3, and winning the second game, 6-2. Josh White, junior from Tulsa, Okla., got the win.

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