The Baker University softball team had not played a game in over a month due to inclement weather in the Midwest region, but the Wildcats got the opportunity enjoy the warm weather of Arizona over spring break for the Tucson Invitational. The Wildcats played 10 games spanning from March 11-15 and finished the tournament with a record of 7-3.
Sisters Cari, Brittany and Kelsey Vollenweider are carrying on their family’s Baker tradition as teammates on the BU softball team. Their parents, Mark and Melissa, attended Baker in the 1980s and the three sisters have followed in their footsteps.
The Baker University softball team was in control for the majority of both games of its season-opening doubleheader against Ottawa University, but the Wildcats were swept by the Braves, falling by the scores of 8-7 and 7-4.
After two different teams in their conference built brand new press boxes, the Baker University softball team decided the pop-up tent and tarp they were using as theirs was becoming a little too shabby.
Sophomore Erin Greenwood was tough on opposing hitters throughout the regular season, and things did not change as she led the Baker University softball team through the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament.
The Baker University softball team will host Peru State College at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at Cavaness Field for the opening round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament.
A matchup against Central Methodist University had significance for the Baker University softball team. Not only was it senior night, but the Wildcats found themselves playing the top-rated team in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Following a sweep over Evangel University April 5, the Baker University softball team continued its winning ways with another sweep over Peru State College and a split against MidAmerica Nazarene University.
BU and Graceland needed extra innings in both games, but the Yellowjackets came away with 3-2 victories in both contests.
The Baker University softball team is on a four-game winning streak after sweeping William Penn College in its home opener at Cavaness Field.
Overall record 0-0
Conference record 0-0