Jamie Stanclift just wrapped up her fourth season as the head softball coach for the Wildcats.
2017 proved to be her squads best season yet under her leadership. The 'Cats posted its best season in six years, as they went 27-26, its most wins since the 2011 team went 31-21.
Sophomore pitcher Olivia Brees had the best season in program history with a school-record 300 strikeouts and she was named a 2017 First Team Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference selection and a 2017 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.
The Wildcats also had five NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as Sloane Brady, Lizzie Stover, Savannah Bellem, Stephanie Cardona and Kaitlyn Saunders earned the award.
The 2016 team landed three Wildcats on the Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference team, as Stephanie Cardona and Catilin Hardgrove were named to the Second Team All-Conference and freshman Olivia Brees was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference squad.
Hannah Tolliver also earned the Gold Glove award, for her fielding in left field.
In 2015 Baker recorded a mark of 13-33 and 7-11 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
She lead Baker to a 22-24 record in 2014, finishing fourth in the Heart and the 'Cats advanced to the quarterfinals of the Heart Championship Series. Baker also had a plethora of Heart postseason awards under Stanclift in 2014 including the Heart Softball Freshman of the Year in pitcher Katt Cooper.
Renata Dill, Mallorie Nelson and Cooper were all named to the Heart First Team All-Conference. Dill and Nelson also earned a Gold Glove award and Alyse Menghini was named to the Heart Second Team All-Conference.
Baker posted another 20-plus win season in 2013 with a 23-14 record and 12-6 and finished third in the Heart standings. Erin Greenwood had another stellar season earning Heart First-Team All-Conference honors and was named the NAIA National Pitcher of the Week on April 1 and earned two Heart Pitcher of the Week honors. Summer Kelley was also named to the Heart First-Team.
Stanclift had a stellar career for the Shockers, starting every game her junior and senior seasons at first base and recorded a career, .982 fielding percentage which ranks her tenth in WSU history.
She was selected a Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week three different times and for her work off the field, was named to the MVC Honor Roll.
The Lawrence, Kan., native graduated from Wichita State Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in Sport Management.
Also served as the assistant coach for the Omaha, Neb., based Frozen Ropes Fury under-18 softball team in 2010-11 and helped lead them to a 2010 USSSA National title with a record of 41-6.
She graduated from Free State high school and was a three-year letterwinner in basketball, volleyball and softball.
Gary Hines joined the Baker University softball coaching staff in the 2014 season. Hines has coached collegiate softball for twenty six years. Prior to Baker he served as the assistant coach at Iowa State University for seven years, where he coached an All-Big 12 tournament pitcher who currently holds seven Iowa State school records, and was also named Second Team All-Big 12 and an All-Big 12 Academic team member.
Coach Hines was the Pitching Consultant at Emporia State University for four years, helping develop two All-Conference pitchers, a two-time All-American, and Emporia State record holder in wins, strikeouts, and ERA.
He was also the assistant coach at University of Kansas for twelve years, where he coached eleven All-Conference pitchers and one All-American. Coach Hines helped lead the University of Kansas to five NCAA tournament appearances during his twelve-year tenure.
Matt Jackson enters his third season as a graduate assistant for the Baker University softball team and serves as the strength and conditioning coach. Jackson was an assistant coach for the Washburn University baseball team in 2015 who went 33-20 and finished in the semifinals of the 2015 MIAA Tournament.
Jackson helped lead eight players selected to the All-MIAA team. The Ichabods started the season 14-0, climbing to as high as No. 19 in the American Baseball Coaches Association national poll and No. 6 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings.
Jackson played for the Ichabods in 2013 and 2014, batting .307 in 46 games in 2014 with 12 doubles and four home runs. He started 45 games at first base and was an All-MIAA selection.
He is a 2015 graduate from Washburn University were he earned his bachelor degree in exercise physiology. Jackson is a native of Lincoln, Neb., and graduated from Lincoln North Star High School in 2010. He currently lives in Lee’s Summit, Mo. With his wife Shelby.