Friday, April 29, 2016

Baker Women Earn First, Men Take Second at BU Golf Spring Invite

SPRING HILL, Kan. – The Baker University men’s & women’s golf teams ended its regular season on Wednesday, as they hosted the Baker Spring Invitational at beautiful Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.

The women’s team took home first place, while the men’s squad finished in second. Senior Lindsey Mateer ended her illustrious regular season career with a first-place finish in her hometown of Spring Hill, Kansas with a 158 two-day score, 14 shots better than the next golfer.

Samantha Mitchell also finished as a medalist with her third-place finish. Six Wildcats finished in the Top 10, including Kaci Dillingham (6th), Bailey Gibson (7th), Bailey Rockers (9th) and Emily Pennington (10th).

The men’s team finished in second-place behind Evangel. The Wildcats finished 11 shots behind EU.

Alec Wuellner had a strong tournament with a 76 first round score and 77 second round score, to take third, while teammate Grant Grego finished fourth with a 77 and 77.

Also finishing in the Top 10 for Baker was Kyle Barbee who T-9 with a 77 and 84.

Both men’s and women’s teams will next compete at the Heart Championships. The women will compete on May 1-3 at Table Creek Golf Course in Nebraska City, Nebraska, while the men will take on the Heart championship on May 8-10 at Swope Park Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo.

Atwood, Crank and Middleton named NWCA NAIA All-Academic Award Winners

MANHEIM, Pa. – Three members of the No. 6 ranked Baker University wrestling team were named 2016 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NAIA All-Academic team award winners for their efforts away from the wrestling mat.

The three Wildcats to earn the award include Kyler Atwood, Colby Crank and Connor Middleton.

To be nominated for consideration for the All-Academic team, a wrestler must have at least a 3.25 grade-point average and be a 2016 NAIA national championship qualifier or have a 3.0 GPA and earned All-American honors at the 2016 championships in Topeka. 

In all, 24 All-Americans comprised the 2015-16 NAIA All-Academic team. Twenty-two different schools had at least one representative on the individual team with 17 of those having multiple All-Academic honorees.

All three Wildcats competed in Topeka, Kansas at the 2016 NAIA Wrestling national championships. Atwood qualified in the 197-pound weight class, while Middleton finished as an All-American taking home fifth-place in the 165-pound class.

Crank became Baker’s third wrestling NAIA national champion, by winning the 157-pound national title. He joined Bryce Shoemaker who won the 133-pound championship in 2014 and Victor Hughes who won the 149-pound title in 2016.

Baker (KS) Colby Crank Sr 157 Psychology Champion 22-2
Baker (KS) Kyler Atwood Jr 197 Business Qualifier 23-15
Baker (KS) Connor Middleton Sr 165 Business 5th Place 29-15
Benedictine College Stephen Loosbrock Sr 197 Masters in business Qualifier 34-8
Calumet Tyler W McCoy Sr 197 Business Management Qualifier 10-8
Campbellsville (Ky.) Charles Sharon Jr 174 Math 8th Place 22-10
Campbellsville (Ky.) Nathan Knauf Sr 197 Business Qualifier 12-7
Campbellsville (Ky.) Sean Black So 165
6th Place 27-13
Campbellsville (Ky.) David Sparks So 141 christian studies Qualifier 22-14
Concordia (NE) Foster Bunce Jr 149 Business Qualifier 14-11
Concordia (NE) Ken Burkhardt, Jr. Jr 197 Education 7th Place 32-13
Cumberland (Tenn.) Nate Croley Jr 157 Special Education 7th Place 25-6
Cumberland (Tenn.) Orlando Nawade Jr 165 Mathematics Qualifier 22-12
Cumberland (Tenn.) Peter Donchev Jr 165 Management Qualifier 10-16
Cumberland (Tenn.) Matt Carroll Jr 184 Special Education Qualifier 11-12
Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Jade Kramer Hoisington Sr 285 History Qualifier 7-12
Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Trever David Devestern Sr 165 Business 7th Place 21-4
Dickinson State (N.D.) Seth Daniel Ehlang Jr 149 Biology Qualifier 26-7
Dickinson State (N.D.) Clinton Taylor Hodel Sr 165 History 3rd Place 32-2
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Anton King Jr 149 Meteorology 7th Place 12-14
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Brenn Schiess Jr 157 Global Security and Intelligence Studies Qualifier 23-13
Grand View Dallas Houchins Sr 165 Applied Math 2nd Place 30-4
Grand View Grant Henderson So 157 Secondary Education - Pre - BA 2nd Place 22-6
Great Falls (Mont.) Justin Whitman Jr 141
Qualifier 20-21
Great Falls (Mont.) Luke Schlosser Sr 125
5th Place 26-8
Great Falls (Mont.) Michael Ayala Jr 174
Qualifier 16-15
Indiana Tech Darryl Grayson Sr 184 Industrial Manufacturing Engineering 3rd Place 37-5
Indiana Tech Collin Crume Sr 133 Sports Management 7th Place 21-16
Indiana Tech John Weldon Jr 165 Criminal Justice Qualifier 32-9
Life University Garrett Webb So 141 Exercise Science Qualifier 23-11
Life University Dalton Bailey So 197 exercise Science 4th Place 37-4
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) James Flint So 125 Criminal Justice 4th Place 22-8
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Daniel Leonard Jr 141 Psychophysiology Qualifier 17-8
Missouri Baptist University William Upson Sr 149 Exercise Science Qualifier 16-2
Missouri Baptist University Andrew Mahone So 197 Business Administration Qualifier 30-12
Missouri Valley Gabi Musallam Sr 285 Criminal Justice 3rd Place 20-3
Missouri Valley Jake Ekster Sr 141 Biology 5th Place 10-4
Missouri Valley Donovan Fouchey
197 Exercise Science 6th Place 25-12
Morningside (Iowa) Steven Garcia So 149 Integrated Community Service 4th Place 27-7
Morningside (Iowa) Dakota Drenth Fr 157 Elementary Education Qualifier 19-14
Northwestern (Iowa) Zachary Fishman Sr 174 Sociolgy 5th Place 29-7
Northwestern (Iowa) Brandon Shuler So 165 Undecided Qualifier 17-14
Oklahoma City Derek Sivertsen Jr 174 Accounting 7th Place 36-12
Southern Oregon Tyler Cowger Jr 149 HPEL 2nd Place 28-6
Wayland Baptist (Texas) Michael Napier Sr 184 Religion 5th Place 30-8
Williams Baptist College Joshua Chiles So 197 Biology Qualifier 27-10
Williams Baptist College Tyler Dibert So 184 Finance Qualifier 25-11

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Athletic Cancellations Today

Due to the forecast for possible severe storms this afternoon and evening, the following events scheduled for today have been postponed.     

Baldwin High School Frontier League Boys Tennis at Ottawa (no make-up date set)

Baldwin High School Baseball v. Lebo (no make-up date set)

Baldwin High School Girls Soccer v. Louisburg (no make-up date set)

Baldwin Junior High School Track at Paola (rescheduled for tomorrowWednesday April 27)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Baker Splits Baseball Home Series with Evangel, Qualifies for Heart Tournament

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team split its home four-game series with Evangel University over the weekend, as they took the first two games by scores of 6-5 and 15-2 and fell on Saturday, 3-2 and 7-3.

The Wildcats improved to 21-25 overall and 15-13 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while Evangel fell to 15-34 and 7-21 in the Heart.

For just the second time since 1999, Baker has qualified for the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament and first since 2014.

The Wildcats will compete May 6-10 in Joplin, Missouri at the 2016 Heart Conference Tournament in search of its first Heart title since 1993 for the baseball program.

In game one, Seth Jones threw 4.1 innings and was relieved by Kekai Rivera-Albeso, who threw 2.2 innings of scoreless action and allowed just one hit, eventually receiving the win.

The Wildcats trailed 5-3 entering the bottom of the 7th inning and scored three-straight runs to earn the walk off. Baker won on a Wes Summers single that scored Jamaal Rashad.

Cody Gregory led Baker in the first game, with a 3-for-3 day at the DH spot, while Charlie Coleman, Travis Johnson and Summers each had two hits.

In game two, Baker’s offense exploded for four runs in the first, second and third innings and three in the fifth.

Baker had 14 hits in the victory and 10 different players recorded a hit. Gabe Greenbaum and Max Taulbee had extra base hits for Baker, as Greenbaum hit a triple and Taulbee added a double.

Cort Brennan knocked in four RBI’s and Justin Bye received the win after throwing five innings.

In game three, Caleb Lee threw all seven innings and ended with a loss. He struck out three batters and allowed only one earned run.

Baker had seven hits offensively with three coming from Austin Bass.

In the series finale, Baker tagged the Evangel staff for four hits and Lake Johnson earned the loss.

NAIA Baseball Box Score 4/22/2016 4:00 PM
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Evangel (Mo.)1110200
Baker (Kan.)2000013

NAIA Baseball Box Score 4/22/2016 6:00 PM
Team1234567 RHE
Evangel (Mo.)0000200
Baker (Kan.)444030X

NAIA Baseball Box Score 4/23/2016 1:00 PM
Team1234567 RHE
Evangel (Mo.)2000001
Baker (Kan.)1000001

NAIA Baseball Box Score 4/23/2016 3:00 PM
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Evangel (Mo.)2500000
Baker (Kan.)0000030