Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Baker sports roundup

October 21, 2004

Reeves throws winning touchdown pass

Running back John Reeves threw the winning touchdown pass, a 34-yard toss to a wide-open Keenan Ganz in the fourth quarter, to give Baker a 19-15 victory over Culver-Stockton College Saturday in Canton, Mo.

Baker trailed 7-0 early, but quarterback Brian Sheppard and wide receiver Ryan Pitts connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass late in the first half to answer. Sheppard, a junior, started off the third quarter with another touchdown on a 5-yard run to take the lead.

Culver answered early in the fourth quarter to take a 15-12 lead. The teams traded punts, then Reeves made his second touchdown pass in as many games to win the game.

Reeves also had 155 yards rushing and 34 yards receiving. Sheppard had 178 yards passing, and Ganz had 72 yard receiving. Bruce Rogers, Luke Thompson, Elliot Gonzalez and Blake Pearson had eight tackles each to lead the defense.

Baker is tied for third in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a 4-2 record. The 'Cats will host undefeated Lindenwood University, ranked No. 9 in the latest NAIA poll, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Women's soccer team ties with Missouri Baptist

Sophomore Michelle Egler of Lincoln, Neb., had her second shut-out in as many games as Baker University tied Missouri Baptist University Saturday in Baldwin City.Missouri Baptist had a 10-3-1 record before the game. The Wildcats had also shut out MidAmerica Nazarene University on Oct. 12 for a 3-0 victory.

Egler and the Wildcats will try to extend the scoreless streak when Baker hosts Park University at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Spencer, Harp set season PRs

Junior Blair Spencer of Alma placed 39th to lead Baker at the NAIA MidStates Championships Friday in Winfield, Kan.

Spencer finished the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 20:34, the fastest time by a Baker woman this season. Freshman Jeremiah Harp of Kansas City, Mo., ran a 29:44 to lead the men in the 8-kilometer (5-mile) race. It was the first time a Baker male has cracked the 30-minute mark this season.

The cross country teams have this weekend off to prepare for the HAAC Championship Oct. 30 in Atchison, Kan.

Baker volleyball team sweeps tournament host

The Wildcats swept host St. Mary's to start the St. Mary's Invitational Friday in Leavenworth, Kan. Baker lost its next two games to Avila University and the Illinois Institute of Technology by 3-1 scores.

The Cats play their last home game Saturday against Culver-Stockton College at 2 p.m.


Men's Soccer Benedictine, 4 p.m. at home

Saturday, Oct. 23

Charlie Richard Day

Women's Soccer Park, 1 p.m. at home

Football Lindenwood, 1:30 p.m. at home

Volleyball Culver-Stockton, 2 p.m. JV / 4 p.m. varsity at home

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