Baker University roundup
Wildcat runners place fourth at Emporia
Lauren Jaqua and Lindsey Brown placed in the top 20, leading Baker University to a fourth-place finish at the 22-team Emporia State women’s cross country invitational on Friday at Jones Park in Emporia.
Jaqua completed the 5-kilometer race in 19:07.92 to finish in 18th place, just ahead of Brown (19th, 19:09.25). Megan Rosa (26th, 19:14.19), Mary Loveland (31st, 19:31.23) and Ashley McBride (37th, 19:40.32) also contributed to the team score of 119 points. Kansas Wesleyan won with 76 points.
In the men’s 8K race, Baker finished 11th out of 25 teams with 248 points. Missouri S & T claimed the team title with 75 points.
Chris Scheideman was Baker’s top performer,placing 22nd in 26:08.62. Corey Clark (42nd, 26:34.67), Taylor Nall (58th, 26:56.44), Justin Hill (89th, 27:31.40) and Chris Duderstadt (97th, 27:43.68) also contributed to the Wildcats’ team total.
The men and women will run Oct. 16 at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open in Hays.
Baker cruises to second straight victory
Baker University generated 461 yards total offense — 298 yards passing and 163 yards rushing — in a 63-10 Heart of America Athletic Conference football victory over Culver-Stockton on Saturday in Canton, Mo., for the Wildcats’ second consecutive victory.
Sophomore Jake Green started the offensive attack early in the second quarter when he blocked a punt and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown to help Baker establish a 41-0 advantage at halftime.
“Jake Green really got our offense rolling today,” Wildcat head coach Mike Grossner said. ““From that point forward, I think we really settled into the game.”
Freshman quarterback Jake Morse completed 12 of 20 passes with two touchdowns while throwing for 233 yards.
“We need to play 60 minutes of football,” Grossner added. “I don’t think Jake Morse was happy with the way he played early, but I really think he settled in after we built our lead.”
Defensively the Wildcats were solid yet again. The Baker defense has allowed only 27 points over its last two games. Senior Matt Brock anchored the Wildcats with nine tackles, while Colton Miller and Kyle Weinmaster both recorded sacks.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Oct. 9 when they play host to No. 6 Lindenwood University at 1 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
William Jewell nips Baker
William Jewell outlasted Baker 2-1 in men’s soccer on Sunday in Liberty, Mo., halting the Wildcats’ three-game winning streak. Andy Griffin scored the Wildcats’ lone goal — his first of the season — in the second half as Baker dropped to 6-3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
The Wildcats played MidAmerica Nazarene on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and will travel to Atchison on Saturday to play Benedictine at 7:30 p.m.
Wildcats tie Cardinals
Down 2-0 at halftime, Baker University rallied with two goals in the second half to tie William Jewell 2-2 in women’s soccer on Sunday in Liberty, Mo.
Christine Janssens and Jordan Dolbin scored a goal apiece for Baker (6-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the HAAC).
The Wildcats played MidAmerica Nazarene on Tuesday and will play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Benedictine in Atchison.