Baker sports roundup
Miller sparks Baker at HAAC track meet
Junior Ashlee Miller won two events and placed second twice to lead Baker University’s women to a third-place finish at the Heart of America Athletic Conference indoor track and field meet over the weekend at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Miller, named the most valuable athlete of the meet, placed first in the 55 meters (7.24 seconds) and 200 meters (25.74) while setting two school records. She was second in the 55 hurdles (8.56 seconds) and high jump (1.62 meters).
Senior Chelsey Ornburn was Baker’s other HAAC champion. She won the pole vault with a 3.66-meter mark to set a school and HAAC record.
Other top three finishers for the Wildcats were Katey Wegemer, second in the 600-yard run (1:32.16); Laneisha Douglas, third in the 55-meter dash (7.41 seconds); Carrie Lister, third in the shot put (12.03 meters); and Regan Boyer, third in the pentathlon (2,685 points).
Baker’s 1,600-meter relay team finished second in 4:11.04. The Wildcats compiled 118.5 points in the team standings.
In the men’s meet, junior Brian Korn placed third in the shot put (15.06 meters) and weight throw (15.66 meters). The 1,600-meter relay team placed second in 3:26.60.
The Wildcats finished sixth with 66 points.
The indoor national meet is March 5-7 in Johnson City, Tenn.
Wildcats roll past Missouri Valley
Led by senior Lauren Shufelberger’s season-high 23 points, Baker University’s women’s basketball team erupted for a season-high offensive output in a 91-74 victory over Missouri Valley on Saturday in Marshall, Mo.
Shufelberger, a senior, connected on 13 of 16 free throws to lead the Wildcats. Other double-figure scorers for the Wildcats were sophomore Aubree Gustin (17), senior Kaitlin Schneden (16), sophomore Audrey Bryant (11) and freshman Gloria Atanmo (10). Gustin pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Last Thursday, Baker, hindered by 20 turnovers, lost 75-44 to William Jewell in Liberty, Mo. Schneden scored a team-high 13 points and Gustin had a team-high eight rebounds.
Baker (14-14 overall and 8-10 in the HAAC) will wrap up the regular season with two games this week. The Wildcats will travel to MidAmerica Nazarene tonight for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Baker will play host to Graceland at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Collins Center.
Jewell, Missouri Valley trip Baker
William Jewell upended Baker 75-64 in men’s basketball last Thursday in Liberty, Mo.
The Wildcats outscored the Cardinals 39-36 in the second half to close the final margin to 11 points.
Junior forward Malcolm Greer scored 17 points to pace the Wildcats. Greer connected on 7 of 9 field-goal attempts. Senior Heath Baird chipped in 14 points and senior Justin Houser was the team’s top rebounder with eight boards.
On Saturday, Baker fell to Missouri Valley in Marshall, Mo. Greer scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting to lead the Wildcats. Junior Brock Entner contributed 12 points and four assists. Nick Iversen (11) and Justin Houser (10) also scored in double figures. Houser also had seven rebounds.
Baker (8-20 overall and 6-12 in the HAAC) closes the regular season this week with a road game at MidAmerica Nazarene on Thursday and a home game on Saturday against Graceland. Tipoff for tonight’s contest is 7:30 p.m. in Olathe. Tip-off for the Saturday contest is 4 p.m. at the Collins Center.
Baker baseball falls in opener
The University of St. Mary topped Baker 7-1 in the Wildcats’ baseball opener on Friday at Sauder Field.
The Wildcats scored their lone run in the bottom of the third inning after Jose Orozco knocked in Jeremy Wright, who had tripled.
The Wildcats are scheduled to play two games on Saturday, Feb. 28, against Park. The first game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Pittsburg State sweeps Baker
Pittsburg State swept Baker on Feb. 18, in the Wildcats’ softball season opener.
The Wildcats dropped the first game 11-3 and the second game 5-1.
Baker’s Brooke Allen had two hits and an RBI in the first game. Katie Worley and Stephanbie Allen also drove in runs. Kelsey Epperson and Kim Gilges doubled.
In the second game, Erin Ford knocked in the lone run after Mackenzie Salzman doubled.
The Wildcats (0-2) will play this weekend at the MidAmerica tournament in Olathe.