Baker sports roundup
Special to The Signal
TENNIS Baker University swept the Heart of America Athletic Conference tennis championships on Saturday and Sunday in Springfield, Mo. Both teams will play McKendree College at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield. A win will advance the team to the NAIA national tournament.
Men's team results
Akiba Medina, senior from Eudora, No. 1 singles, third; Chad Glover, junior from Baldwin City, No. 2 singles, first; John Henderson, freshman from Oklahoma City, Okla., No. 3 singles, second; Rob Kennedy, sophomore from Leavenworth, No. 4 singles, first; Blake Glover, freshman from Baldwin City, No. 5 singles, first; Anthony Nguyen, freshman from Beverly Hills, Calif., No. 6 singles, first; Akiba Medina/Chad Glover, No. 1 doubles, third; John Henderson/Rob Kennedy, No. 2 doubles, first; Anthony Nguyen/Blake Glover, No. 3 doubles, second.
Women's team results
Becky Mann, freshman from Wichita, No. 1 singles, third; Amy Rodriguez, sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, No. 2 singles, second; Julia Harrison, sophomore from San Angelo, Texas, No. 3 singles, second; Jessica Schmitt, sophomore from Mount Vernon, Mo., No. 4 singles, second; Jamie Jones, freshman from Garden City, No. 5 singles, first; Anna McCullough, junior from Topeka, No. 6 singles, first; Becky Mann/Amy Rodriguez , No. 1 doubles, third; Julia Harrison/Jessica Schmitt, No. 2 doubles, fourth; Jamie Jones/Anna McCullough, No. 3 doubles, first.
MEN'S GOLF - Baker finished fourth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament on April 23-24 at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence and is now competing at the regional tournament in Farmington, Mo., April 30 to May 1. Eric Cool, junior from Tulsa, Okla., led the team at conference with a 159 in the 36-hole tournament and tied for ninth individually. Brian Key, senior from Bixby, Okla, hit a 163 and finished 11th.
WOMEN'S GOLF - Meghan Lewis, junior from Syracuse, won the Heart of America Athletic Conference/Region V tournament on April 23-24 at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The Wildcats finished second overall and will fin d out May 4 if it received a bid to the NAIA national tournament. Lewis shot a 153 in the 36-hole tournament to win by 14 strokes and will compete in the national tournament. Sarah Payne, sophomore from Topeka, hit a 173 to finish to finish sixth.
SOFTBALL - The Wildcats finished their season with a 26-18 record and tied for second place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings. Baker won two out of four games at the conference tournament on Friday and Saturday in Springfield, Mo.
The Cats were shut out 4-0 by eventual champion Culver-Stockton in the first-round of the double-elimination tournament, then rebounded to defeat Avila 4-3 and Benedictine 4-3 on Friday. Central Methodist ended Baker's season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.
Four players were named to the All-Conference team. Shortstop Casey McGinley, senior from Topeka, was named first-team. McGinley led the Wildcats in batting average, runs scored and hits as Baker's lone senior. Cara Cramer, sophomore from Pratt, Brooke Moyer, freshman from DeSoto, and Megan Nelson, sophomore from Marysville, were named second team. Cramer led the Cats in stolen bases, fielding percentage and tied for the team lead in RBIs with Moyer. Moyerled the Cats in doubles and was second in batting average. Nelson finished the season with a 13-11 record, 2.58 ERA and one shutout.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD -Scott Rieger, junior from Arnold, Mo., and Jerry Baker, sophomore from Morrowville, had two top 10 finishes apiece at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Invitational on Saturday. Rieger set a season-high in the shot put with a mark of 43'-7 to finish eighth and placed fourth in the discus with a distance of 149-7. His discus distance was just five inches from the provisional mark.
Baker finished fourth in the javelin with a toss of 183-1, a personal season-high. He also finished fourth in the pole vault after clearing 14-3.25. Eric Schwarz, junior from Baldwin City, finished sixth in the javelin with a distance of 176-11.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Morgan Ouimette, junior from Grandview, and Jenny Schultz, sophomore from Sun City, Ariz., reached provisional marks at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Invitational on Saturday. Ouimette finished second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:48.85. Schultz provisionally qualified in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:38.77 to finish eighth and also finished seventh in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:55.47.
Renee Sudduth, junior from Harveyville, reached the standard qualifying mark in the hammer throw for the second time this season. She finished second with a distance of 152-0. Katie Hennes, senior from Topeka, finished eighth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.98.