Baker University sports roundup
Wildcats win BU Relays
Baker University’s track and field team claimed the men’s title with 171 points at the BU Relays, the Wildcats’ first outdoor event of the 2010 season, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Baker’s Aaron Hannon placed first in the pole vault with a 14-foot mark. The men's 4x100-meter relay team (42.24 seconds) and 4x800-meter relay team (8:22.47) also finished first.
The Baker women finished second with 123 points behind Iowa Western (132).
Mary Loveland won the steeplechase (12:37.78) and Carrie Lister the shot put (40-2 ¾ inches) to lead the Wildcat women.
The Wildcats will compete this weekend at Emporia State.
Golfers open spring season
Baker University’s men’s golf team opened the season over the weekend, placing seventh at the Evangel University Invitational at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo.
Junior Adam Taylor, Independence, Kan., and senior Gavin Tatrn, Topeka, led the Wildcats with two-round totals of 159 strokes to tie for 18th place in the 68-man field.
Freshman Mason Dick, Baldwin City, was third among the Wildcat golfers with scores of 77-84—161. Zack Rockey (85-86—171) and Jared Drummond (85-92—177) completed the team scoring.
Baker finished with a team total of 650 stokes in a field of 12 teams. Millikin University was the team champion with 604 strokes.
Wildcats split with Graceland
Baker University split a baseball doubleheader with Graceland on Sunday, dropping the first game 4-3 and winning the second game 7-6 in eight innings at Sauder Field.
In the second game, Baldwin High product Jeremy Wright delivered a game-winning single — his third hit of the game — in the bottom of the eighth inning after Andrew Gibson drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single.
Freshman starter Bryce Daily pitched six stellar innings, giving up no runs on three hits.
In the first game, Dustin Moomau threw four innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. Graceland scored three runs in the top of the third before Baker rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Graceland scored a run in the top of the seventh to seal the one-run victory.
Baker (7-10 overall and 4-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) played at Graceland on Monday. The Wildcats are scheduled to play host to Benedictine at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sauder Field.
Baker softball team splits with Culver-Stockton
Annie Hannon drove in both runs to lift Baker University to a 2-1 victory in 10 innings over Culver-Stockton in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Friday in Canton, Mo. Baker dropped the second game 10-1.
Heather Gruber was the winning pitcher in the first game, striking out 13 in 10 innings.
On Saturday, Baker lost 2-1 and 7-1 to Missouri Valley in Marshall, Mo.
The Wildcats (9-15 overall, 1-5 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) will play host to Benedictine in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. today at Cavaness Field.