Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Number 2 Corban (Ore.) Ends Number 3 Baker’s Historic Season

Press Release

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The number three Baker University softball team ended its most successful season in program-history on Tuesday afternoon, as it fell to number two Corban (Ore.), 2-0, in an elimination game in the 2018 NAIA National Championship Opening Round in the Bowling Green Bracket #1 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Baker ends its season with a school-record for wins with its 41-16 overall record and its win over Corban on Monday, 2-1, is the first-ever win in program history in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

Corban advances to face number one Marian (Ind.) in the Opening Round Championship later in the afternoon.

The Warriors plated a run each in the second and third innings off of BU ace Olivia Brees and the Corban pitching staff allowed five hits to the BU offense.

Baker’s five hits came from five different players including Lydia Konrade, Hannah Flynn, Eva Gonzalez, Rachel Wheeler and Riley Swickard. Konrade and Wheeler each had a double.

Brees allowed just two hits in the game and struck out six batters while walking two. Sabrina Boyd earned the win and Kaylee Graney-Patterson collected the save.

Brees ends the season with a school-record 331 strikeouts and a program shattering 29 victories.

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NAIA Softball Box Score
Opening Round Bowling Green Bracket

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