Archive for Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Baker sports roundup

March 13, 2002

SOFTBALL Baker University kept alive its undefeated season alive by defeating Hastings College and tying Concordia College at a weather-abbreviated Pack Attack Tournament hosted by Kansas Wesleyan University Friday and Saturday in Salina.

Jen Smotherman, junior from Topeka, swung a hot bat in the cold weather with seven hits in nine at-bats. Kelli Leach, sophomore from Peculiar, Mo., had five hits and two RBIs. Megan Nelson, junior from Marysville, picked up her third win of the season against Hastings.

BASEBALL The Baker Wildcats are on a three-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader against Concordia University and ending a three-game series against Cameron University with a victory.

Baker swept Concordia at home on Sunday with 19-3 and 9-3 victories. Pitchers Matt Schubert, senior from Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Josh House, junior from Spring Hill, earned the wins. The Wildcats fell to Cameron in Lawton, Okla., 13-5 on Thursday and 13-3 on Friday before closing the series with an 8-2 victory. Wade Evans, sophomore from Emporia, received the win.

MENS TENNIS Baker faced two highly-ranked NAIA teams over the weekend in Oklahoma and fell to both squads. The Wildcats faced Oklahoma Christian University, the No. 11 team in NAIA, in Oklahoma City on Friday and fell 8-1. Blake Glover, sophomore from Baldwin City, scored the point for Baker. The Cats fell to No. 1 Oklahoma City University on Saturday, 9-0.

WOMENS GOLF The Wildcats did not get a chance to defend their No. 9 national ranking this weekend. Both of Baker's planned tournaments were cancelled due to weather, and the team does not plan to attend any rain dates.

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