Baker University sports roundup
SOFTBALL (7-7-2) Baker University won two and lost two at the McKendree College Tournament Saturday and Sunday in Lebanon, Ill. The Cats started the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Missouri Baptist College and followed up with an 8-6 victory over Olivette Nazarene University on Saturday. On Sunday, Baker fell to Mount
Mercy 3-2 and to host McKendree 12-1.
Katie Greene, freshman from Shawnee, is leading Baker in three different offensive categories after 16 games. The pitcher/infielder is batting .538 with a .571 on-base percentage and .538 slugging percentage. Paula Sloan, senior from Topeka, has 17 hits and 11
runs batted in, both team-highs. Jen Smotherman, junior from Topeka, is leading the team in runs scored with 14 and is tied with Cara Cramer, junior from Pratt, with nine stolen bases.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Three individual Baker Wildcats and the men's 4x100-meter relay team medalled at the Javelina Relays on Saturday. The relays were hosted by Texas A&M University in Kingsville.
Scott Rieger, senior from Arnold, Mo., was Baker's highest placer when he finished second in the discus. He also placed fifth in the hammer. Levi Broeckelman, senior from Grinnell, placed third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Matt Neal, senior from
Austin, Texas, placed third in the javelin. David Buckley, senior from Gardner, just missed a top-three finish in the hammer and finished fourth. Jill Noll, freshman from La Cygne, led the women's team with a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash.
Baker will compete in its third outdoor meet of the season at the Truman State Open in Kirksville, Mo., on Saturday.
MENS TENNIS Baker finished its spring break trip in California with 5-4 victories over Vanguard University and Westmont College on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Baker started the trip with a 7-2 loss to Azusa Pacific University, the sixth-ranked team in the latest NAIA poll, on Monday. The Cats rebounded with their close victory over Vanguard, the 13th-team in NAIA, and closed the trip with their victory over Westmont, Baker's third game in three days. Blake Glover, sophomore from Baldwin City, was the only Wildcat to win both a singles and doubles match against Westmont. He paired up with brother Chad Glover, senior from Baldwin City, for the first time
this season in doubles.
Baker's next match will be against Cowley County Community College on Wednesday in Arkansas City. The match will start at 3 p.m.