Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2004

Baker sports roundup

March 11, 2004

Podschun picks up second win

Baker University sophomore pitcher Adam Podschun of Anthony picked up his second win of the season and junior Jay Small of Shawnee continued to swing a hot bat as the Wildcats defeated the College of St. Mary Saturday in Leavenworth.

The Wildcats won the opener of the doubleheader 8-6 before falling 12-2 in the second game. Baker played William Woods University Sunday in Fulton, Mo., and lost 11-1 and 10-6. The Wildcats hosted Kansas Wesleyan University on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time.

Baker hosts two doubleheaders over the weekend. On Saturday, the Cats will challenge Concordia University at 1 p.m. Baker will play Park University at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Glover leads Cats to victory

The Baker University mens tennis team defeated Newman University 6-3 on Saturday, led by a strong performance (a 6-0, 6-1 victory) by senior Blake Glover of Baldwin City in No. 2 singles.

The women fell 5-4 to Newman in a close match with three super tiebreakers. The No. 1 doubles team, featuring junior Virginia Brown of Anthony and freshman Marti Eidson of Weatherford, Texas, won 8-6.

Baker hosted Cowley County on Tuesday and traveled to Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday to challenge Northwest Missouri State on neutral ground, but results from those matches were not available at press time. For spring break, the Wildcats will travel to Orlando for a series of games starting on Sunday.

Carter places second at nationals in racewalk

Baker University Senior Emma Carter of Overland Park placed second in the 3,000-meter racewalk at the NAIA National Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday in Johnson City, Tenn., to earn All-American status.

The top six athletes in each event are named All-American. Sophomore Brett Weir of Topeka had the sixth-fastest time during the preliminary round of the 55-meter hurdles with a 7.79 time, but lost a shoe during semifinals and did not make finals. His 7.79 time in preliminaries broke the record of 7.81 Jasper Frazee set in 1999 and gave Weir ownership of both indoor track hurdle records.

Senior Angie Heffner of Baldwin City (pole vault), junior Nick Codutti of Springfield, Mo., (shot put) and freshman Brent Randle of Dallas (triple jump) also competed at the national championships but did not place.

Friday

Softball - Pittsburg State Tournament in Pittsburg, Kan., Day 1 of 2

Saturday

Softball - Pittsburg State Tournament in Pittsburg, Kan., Day 2 of 2

Baseball - Concordia, 1 p.m. at home (doubleheader)

Sunday

Baseball - Park, 1 p.m. at home (doubleheader)

Tennis - Cleveland State in Orlando, Fla, time to TBA

Monday

Softball -- Oklahoma Christian, 1 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Okla. (doubleheader)

Wednesday

Baseball -- Bethany, 1 p.m. in Lindsborg, Kan. (doubleheader)

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