Archive for Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Baker sports roundup

April 18, 2001

SOFTBALL The Wildcats won three of four games on Friday and Saturday. Baker swept Avila College 3-1 and 7-0 on Friday in Baldwin City, then defeated Graceland 5-4 on Saturday before falling 3-1 in the second game in Lamoni, Iowa. The Wildcats are 10th in the latest NAIA Region V Softball Rating.

Cara Cramer, sophomore from Pratt, had four RBIs, three doubles and three stolen bases in the two doubleheaders. She leads the team in steals and RBIs. Casey McGinley, senior from Topeka, had five hits, three RBIs and two doubles. She has a team-high .405 batting average, 34 hits, and 22 runs. Megan Nelson, sophomore from Marysville, went 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA. Kara Weddle, freshman from Kansas City, had a 0.52 ERA with one win and one loss.

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

BASEBALL - Baker swept MidAmerica Nazarene University on Saturday. The Wildcats won the first game 4-3 and the second 8-6. Bix Ellenbecker, sophomore from Lawrence, had a two-run home run and C.R. Mitchell, junior from Overland Park, had a two-RBI double in the second game.

The Wildcats were defeating Avila 5-3 on Tuesday in the bottom of the fourth inning before the game was rained out. The game will be restarted on April 28 with the second game to follow. Baker's next home game is Saturday against Lindenwood University.

MEN'S TENNIS - The men's tennis team defeated Emporia State University 9-0 on Thursday in Baldwin City to improve its record to 7-2. The 'Cats play Benedictine College in Atchison on Wednesday and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., on Saturday.

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