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BAKER PROUD | Summer 2019

Wildcats compete on national
Baker athletes experienced great success last year, sending four teams and
numerous individuals to NAIA national competitions.

Men's Soccer

Cross Country

Baseball

The men's soccer team made it
through to the second round of the
Men's Soccer National Tournament
in Irvine, California, on Nov. 27.
The Wildcats fell to Cardinal Stritch
(Wisc.), 4-2, ending its season with
an overall record of 16-6. This was
the fourth-straight National Tournament for the graduating class of seniors and the Wildcat's sixth-straight
national tournament appearance.

Runners Greg Flores, Sophy Tsabadze, and Janeane Hernandez competed in the Cross Country National
Championships on Nov. 17 in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa.

By winning the Heart of America
Athletic Conference Tournament
title, the baseball team earned an
automatic bid to the Baseball National Championship Opening Round on
May 13-16 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where its season ended. At the
Heart tournament, the Wildcats beat
Culver-Stockton, 10-5, in the play-in
game to earn the eighth seed. They
went on to complete a perfect tournament. They finished their season
with 26-27 record.

Football
The football team made its fourthstraight appearance in the Football
Championship Series playoffs. The
Wildcats' season ended in the quarterfinals on Nov. 24 in Fort Wayne,
Indiana, when the team fell to Saint
Francis (Ind.), by a score of 33-23.
The Wildcats finished the season
with a 9-3 record, winning its fourth
consecutive Heart of America South
Division title.

Men's Wrestling
The men's wrestling team sent
six athletes to the Wrestling National
Championships on March 1-2 in Des
Moines, Iowa. Lucas Lovvorn became Baker's first two-time national
champion, winning the 174-pound
match. He finished the season with
a perfect 38-0 record and was named
NAIA-NWCA Wrestler of the Year.

Indoor Track and Field
The track team qualified five men
and six women for the Indoor Track
and Field Championships in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb. 28-March 2.
Moses Watson became Baker's fourth
track and field national champion
after winning the men's 3,000-meter
racewalk.

Softball
The softball team ended its
season in the championship game
of the Softball National Championship Opening Round on May 15 in
Springfield, Missouri. During their
2019 campaign, they earned a school
record for wins with a 47-9 overall
record and claimed both the regularseason conference and tournament
titles. The regular season title earned
them their second consecutive bid to
the Softball National Championship

2018-19 National Champions

Lucas Lovvorn, wrestling

Moses Watson, far right, track and field

#BakerBuildsChampions



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