Monday, February 27, 2017

Baker Baseball Splits Home Series with St. Ambrose

Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The Baker University baseball team bounced back after dropping the first two games of this weekend's series against St. Ambrose, with two wins on Sunday to split the four game series.

On Saturday, St. Ambrose won 2-1 and 5-3, then Baker won, 5-4 in nine innings and 5-2 in the finale.

Baker is now 5-11 on the year, while St. Ambrose moves to 3-5 overall.

In game one, the game went scoreless for four innings until the Bees scored one run each in the 5th and 6th innings off of starter Lake Johnson.

The Wildcats cut the lead to 2-1 in the 6th inning off of an RBI by Wes Summers that scored Sam Marks.

Both teams combined for just nine hits, as Baker had five and SAU had four. Jordan Brown threw the final 1.2 innings for the 'Cats and didn't allow a hit.

In game two, Baker outhit SAU, 9-7, but the Bees were able to score three runs in the Top of the 7th inning off of Bennett White to overcome the Wildcats, 3-2, lead and won the contest, 5-3. Max Taulbee went 3-for-4 and Marcus Jones went 2-for-2.

In the third game, the Wildcats led 4-2 early with three runs in the first inning and added another in the second.

Then with the score tied up, 4-4, Baker's Cody Gregory came up and hit a single that scored Summers to give Baker the walk off win, 5-4.

In the finale, Baker put together a big fifth inning, by scoring four runs and Gage Kiesling got the start for the 'Cats and earned the win after throwing 5.2 innings while allowing just two earned runs.

Kekai Rivera-Albeso shut the door on the game with a 1.1 inning save, and allowed just one hit in his appearance.

Baker will next take on Park University at Sauder Field on Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m.

NAIA Baseball Box Score Game 1

Team1234567 RHE
St. Ambrose (Iowa)0000110
Baker (Kan.)0000010

NAIA Baseball Box Score Game 2

Team1234567 RHE
St. Ambrose (Iowa)2000003
Baker (Kan.)1020000

NAIA Baseball Box Score Game 3

Team123456789 RHE
St. Ambrose (Iowa)200002000
Baker (Kan.)310000001

NAIA Baseball Box Score Game 4

Team1234567 RHE
St. Ambrose (Iowa)0000020
Baker (Kan.)100040X

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