Baseball – Fri, Feb. 7, 2020 at 12:30 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Baker baseball team began the 2020 season on Thursday, falling to Vanguard University, 8-6.
Jacob Sula and Kyle Klomfahs both led the team with two hits on the afternoon, while Klomfahs drove in five of the team’s six runs. Klomfahs went 2-for-5 on the day, collecting his first home run of the season.
Ryker Johnson got the call to start the game on Thursday, throwing five innings and allowing three runs on five hits. Peyton Kahle was able to throw 2.2 innings in the game, giving up three runs on three hits before Brandon Gomer threw 0.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits.
Both teams went scoreless for the first two innings, but then with the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, Baker struck first as Klomfahs crushed a ball over the wall to clear the bases and give Baker a 4-0 lead.
Vanguard was then able to get on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring two runs on a double to cut the Baker lead to 4-2. The Lions then added one more run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at four with just two innings to play.
Vanguard then broke it open in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring four runs to take an 8-4 lead heading into the ninth inning. The Wildcats were able to scratch across two runs in the ninth, but could not complete the comeback as they lost, 8-6.
Baker starts the season with a record of 0-1 and will be in action again on Friday, Feb. 7, as they take on San Diego Christian at 11 a.m. (CT) before taking on College of Idaho at 5 p.m. (CT), in San Diego, Calif.
Published at Fri, 07 Feb 2020 06:30:00 +0000
Football – Thu, Feb. 6, 2020 at 11:45 PM
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off their fifth consecutive Heart of America South Division Championship, the Baker University football team has added 26 new faces to its roster for next season on National Signing Day.
Baker’s 26 signees come from six different states, with 16 of those student-athletes coming from the state of Kansas.
The Wildcats have been to the NAIA FCS Playoffs for seven of the last eight seasons and have had eight All-Americans and have had 10 NAIA Scholar-Athlete over the last two seasons.
“We are excited to announce the 2020 Baker University football signing class,” head coach Jason Thoren said. “In this class, we feel that we have signed an abundance of high quality student-athletes. We are excited to welcome these 26 Wildcats to the Baker football family.”
To view the entire list of future Wildcats, please see below.
Damon Callis | OL | 6’4″ | 270 LBS | Sudlersville, MD | Bemidji State
Juwain Brown | DB | 6’0″ | 170 LBS | Concord, CA | Diablo Valley
Cy Hockey | DB | 5’10” | 195 LBS | Baldwin City, KS | Baldwin HS
Dylan Jorns | DL | 5’9″ | 270 LBS | Mulvane, KS | Mulvane HS
Deshon Lewis | DB | 5’8″ | 160 LBS | Lawrence, KS | Lawrence HS
Darian Lewis | TE/FB | 6’2″ | 235 LBS | Lawrence, KS | Hutchinson CC
Alex Berg | LB | 6’0″ | 210 LBS | Baldwin City, KS | Baldwin HS
Evan Bishop | RB | 6’0″ | 225 LBS | Salina, KS | Salina Central
Tyler Freeman | OL | 6’0″ | 270 LBS | Kansas City, MO | Winnetonka
Zach Neher | DB | 5’10” | 170 LBS | Overland Park, KS | Shawnee Mission South
Myles Tuttle | OLB | 6’0″ | 175 LBS | Leawood, KS | Shawnee Mission South
Daeron Robinson | ATH | 6’1″ | 200 LBS | Overland Park, KS | Blue Valley NW
Marcus Potter | WR | 5’10” | 170 | Tulsa, OK | Booker T. Washington
Logan Budy | LB | 5’11” | 190 LBS | Nortonville, KS | Jefferson County North
Grant Roush | LB | 5’10” | 180 LBS | Topeka, KS | Perry-Lecompton
Larry Smith III | DB | 5’10” | 160 LBS | Overland Park, KS | Shawnee Mission South
Afton Haayer | OL | 6’3″ | 290 LBS | Granbury, TX | Granbury
Cade Sandford | WR | 5’11” | 180 LBS | Choctaw, OK | Choctaw
Rocky Juarez | OL | 6’1″ | 260 LBS | Lee’s Summit, MO | Lee’s Summit West
Bryson Gilchrist | SS | 5’11” | 170 LBS | Haysville, KS | Campus
Tabari Johnson | DE | 6’2″ | 210 LBS | Shawnee, KS | Mill Valley
Deysean Moore | RB | 5’9″ | 190 LBS | Choctaw, OK | Choctaw HS
Connor Keith | LB | 6’1″ | 180 LBS | Oklahoma City, OK | Heritage Hall
Cooper Williams | WR | 5’8″ | 170 LBS | Whiting, KS | Jackson Heights
Jayden Brown | WR | 6’2″ | 180 LBS | Holden, MO | Holden
Bryce Clements | LB/RB | 6’2″ | 195 LBS | Holton, KS | Jefferson West
Published at Fri, 07 Feb 2020 05:45:00 +0000