Baker University sports roundup
Wildcat baseball team splits with Benedictine
Baker rolled to a 16-4 victory over Benedictine on Monday to salvage a split of a baseball doubleheader in Atchison. The Wildcats dropped the first game 14-4.
In the first game, Bryce Daily went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead Baker. Nick Peterson scored two runs.
In the second game, Peterson went 3-for-5 with three runs. Jared Herbert was 3-for-3 with two runs. Steven Stewart (2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs), Brandon Truitt (2-for-4, four RBIs) and Dustin Moomau, (2-for-4, three runs, two RBIs) also had multihit games.
The Wildcats (12-13 overall and 8-6 in the Heart of America Athletic Center) were scheduled to play host to Evangel on Wednesday. The Wildcats’ next home doubleheader is 1 p.m. Saturday against Avila at Sauder Field.
Baker track, field teams shine at Emporia State
Baker University’s 400-meter men’s relay team set a school record on Saturday to highlight the Wildcats’ performance at the ESU State Farm Relays on Saturday in Emporia.
The foursome of Aaron Hannon, Reggie Harris, J.L. Anderson and Kome Okiomah finished third in 42.12 seconds, breaking the previous school mark of 42.65, set in 2006.
Anderson and Jeremiah May qualified for the NAIA outdoor national championship. Anderson was timed at 15.12 in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries, and May was third in the javelin with a toss of 185 feet and 6 inches.
Junior Mary Loveland and junior Carrie Lister were the top performers for the Baker women. Loveland placed second in the 5,000-meter run in 19.37.26. Lister finished second in the shot put with a mark of 40 feet, 4 inches.
Baker baseball squad sweeps Benedictine
The Baker University baseball team posted its second doubleheader sweep of the season on Saturday, downing Benedictine 5-4 and 5-1 at Sauder Field.
Chris Cummins was the winning pitcher in the first game, throwing a complete game. The Wildcats scored single runs in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to rally for the victory. Offensive leaders were Jose Orozco (2-for-3) and Steven Stewart (2-for-4).
In the second game, Nathan Wheelock was the winning pitcher with Josh Reed providing relief.
Offensively, Jared Herbert and Nick Peterson have had the hot bats for the Wildcats. Through the weekend Herbert was batting.375 and Peterson had 19 RBIs.
Cummins has been the Wildcats’ top pitcher Cummins with a 3-0 record with a 2.83 ERA.
Next for Baker is a home doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday against Avila at Sauder Field.
Wildcats’ softball squad splits with rival Ravens
Baker University split its home softball opener on Thursday at Cavaness Field, nipping Benedictine 3-2 in the first game before falling 10-4 in the second game.
Allie Losey had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Wildcats in the victory as Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Heather Gruber was the winning pitcher.
In the second game, Erin Ford had two hits and two RBIs. Brooke Allen also knocked in two runs.
On Saturday, Baker was swept by Ottawa. The Wildcats lost 4-1 and 3-0.
Through the weekend, Brooke Allen led the Wildcats with 36 hits and a .356 batting average.
The Wildcats (10-20 overall and 2-6 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) were scheduled to play Monday at home against William Jewell, Tuesday at Avila and at 5 p.m. Thursday at MidAmerica Nazarene. The Wildcats will play host to St. Marys at 2 p.m. Sunday.
BU men’s tennis team trips Missouri Baptist
Baker University won three singles matches and two doubles matches to beat Missouri Baptist 5-4 in men’s tennis on Friday in Lawrence.
Keith Pipkin (No. 1), Drew Richter (No. 2) and Jared Kurtz (No. 6) won in singles. Pipkin and Casey Gleue teamed to win in No. 1 doubles, and Richter and Steven Donly partnered to win No. 2 doubles.
On Saturday in Baldwin City, the Baker men and women lost 6-3 in duals to Bethel.