2011 Baseball News

  • Defiance Adds Six to HCAC’s Spring Sportsmanship Team
    May 18, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 All-Sportsmanship Team for the spring seasons on Wednesday. The award is part of the league-wide initiative to promote good sportsmanship.
  • DC Raises Number of Academic All-HCAC Nods to 38
    May 17, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its spring honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team on Tuesday, with Defiance placing 11 student-athletes on the list to bring its 2010-2011 total up to 38.
  • Riley, Leskow and Waterman Named All-HCAC
    May 17, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Baseball All-HCAC Squad on Tuesday, with Defiance putting David Riley, Stephen Leskow and Darin Waterman on the Honorable Mention All-HCAC Team.
  • DC Baseball Wraps Up 2011 Campaign
    May 07, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball program saw its 2011 season come to an end on Saturday, with a doubleheader at Craig A. Rutter Field against Mount St. Joseph. The Jackets fell 8-3 and 12-0 to finish the year.
  • Lehman Plates Three to Propel Jackets Past MSJ
    May 06, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets plated three runs in the sixth inning to break open a 3-3 tie and Andy Habecker held Mount St. Joseph scoreless over the final three frames to preserve a 6-3 victory for DC in Friday’s series opener at Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Defiance Closes Weekend Set with Grizzlies
    April 30, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets could not slow the Franklin College lineup on Saturday, as the Grizzlies scored 23 runs on 30 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Defiance. Franklin held the Jackets to just two hits in a 9-0 victory in the opener, before taking a 14-2 win to finish the sweep.
  • Jackets Fall in Extra Innings to Franklin in Series Opener
    April 29, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Franklin plated five runs in the final two frames to edge Defiance in 10 innings by an 8-6 margin at Craig A. Rutter Field on Friday afternoon. The Jackets held a 5-3 lead entering the ninth inning but could not record the final three outs with the lead intact.
  • Kremer Blasts First Career Dinger in Loss at Bluffton
    April 26, 2011
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – Freshman Brad Kremer launched a two-run home run in the top of the first inning on Tuesday to give the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead but Bluffton answered by clearing the fences six times en route to handing Defiance a 19-5 defeat.
  • Game One Goes Final, Games Two and Three Cancelled
    April 22, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defiance was hit with an abbreviated loss on Saturday morning, when inclement weather prevented DC and Transylvania from resuming a game that was called in the seventh inning on Friday night. Saturday’s doubleheader between the two squads never got underway, and has been cancelled.
  • Seven-Run Eighth Inning Propels Beavers Past Defiance
    April 21, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Stephen Leskow held a powerful Bluffton lineup scoreless through his first seven innings of work on Thursday afternoon at Rutter Field, but the Beavers broke through with a seven-run rally in the eighth to take a 7-2 win over DC in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt.
  • Ravens Slug Past DC on the Diamond
    April 17, 2011
    ANDERSON, Ind. – Anderson used a six-run rally in the fourth inning to erase a 2-0 DC lead and went on to sweep the weekend series over the Yellow Jackets with a 22-8 victory in Sunday’s series finale.
  • Anderson Takes Pair Against Yellow Jackets
    April 16, 2011
    ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College was four outs from a series-opening victory on Saturday at Anderson but saw the host Ravens rally for a 7-5 victory in game one, before shutting out the Jackets, 14-0, in the second game of the doubleheader.
  • Jackets Let Early Lead Slip Away to Manchester
    April 12, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Bobby Pardun and Brent James laced two-out singles in the bottom of the first inning to push Defiance to a 2-1 lead against Manchester on Tuesday afternoon but the Spartans rallied for the 11-3 conference win at Rutter Field.
  • Quakers Use Two-Out Rallies to Top Defiance
    April 10, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Earlham College plated all seven of its runs with two outs on Sunday afternoon, using a series of clutch hits to score a 7-2 victory over the Yellow Jackets at Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Defiance Bats Falter in Pair of Losses to Earlham
    April 09, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College suffered a pair of losses against Earlham College on Saturday at Craig A. Rutter Field. The Yellow Jacket offense could not solve the league’s top-rated pitching staff, producing just four runs and 11 hits on the afternoon.
  • Yellow Jackets Rebound for 6-5 Win at Adrian
    April 06, 2011
    ADRIAN, Mich. – Defiance College overcame an early four-run deficit at Adrian College on Wednesday evening to score a 6-5 victory over the Bulldogs. The non-conference win snapped a five-game slide for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Helland Collects Three Hits in Road Defeat
    April 05, 2011
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Aaron Helland collected three of Defiance College’s nine hits on Tuesday at Manchester but it was not enough to keep pace with a hot-swinging Spartan attack, as the Jackets fell by a 23-4 count in the HCAC showdown.
  • DC Drops Series Finale to Panthers on the Diamond
    April 03, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Hanover scored three runs in each of the first three innings and rolled past Defiance by a 15-2 margin on Sunday in the final of three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests between the two teams this weekend at Rutter Field.
  • Defiance Drops First Two of Series to Hanover
    April 02, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Hanover Panthers rallied for three runs in their final at bat of Saturday’s opening game, taking a 4-3 victory over Defiance and cruising to a 22-9 win in the second contest of the afternoon to complete the doubleheader sweep.
  • Missed Chances Cost Yellow Jackets on the Diamond
    March 29, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – One game after breaking out for 11 runs on 15 hits, the Defiance College offense went 2-18 with runners in scoring position in a 3-2 loss to Taylor University in a non-conference affair at Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Defiance Bats Explode in Ninth to Salvage Split
    March 26, 2011
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Brad Kremer stroked a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning to cap a seven-run outburst for Defiance, helping the Yellow Jackets take a thrilling, 11-9, win on Saturday at Rose-Hulman. DC won the nightcap, after falling by a 5-0 count in the opener.
  • DC Drops HCAC Opener at Rose-Hulman
    March 25, 2011
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College ran into a streaking Rose-Hulman squad on Friday and suffered a 6-1 setback in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.
  • Jackets Put Nine Runs on the Board in Victory
    March 22, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College closed its six-game homestand on Tuesday by scoring a season-high nine runs in a 9-2 win over Goshen College. The victory improved the Jackets to 3-4 overall since returning from their season-opening trip to Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Rookie Hurlers Shine for DC in Split Against Albion
    March 20, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Freshmen Darin Waterman and Ryan Valentine led a strong day on the mound for the Yellow Jackets, as the rookie starters combined to hold Albion to one earned run over 12.2 innings of work in Sunday’s doubleheader. DC won the opener, 5-0, before falling, 3-1, in an extra-inning loss in the day’s second contest.
  • Yellow Jackets Drop Pair on Diamond to Thunder
    March 19, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team suffered a pair of losses on Saturday to Trine, falling 2-1 and 8-3 in the non-conference doubleheader. Matt Kaighin tossed a complete game gem in the opener, while Levi Pauli provided the offensive highlight with a homer in the second contest.
  • Lancers Blank DC in 2011 Homer Opener
    March 17, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College bats continued to struggle on Thursday, failing to score and mustering only six hits in a 9-0 loss to Grace College at Craig A. Rutter Field. The shutout spoiled DC’s 2011 home opener.
  • Waterman Hurls Complete Game in Win at Ohio Northern
    March 16, 2011
    ADA, Ohio – Darin Waterman held Ohio Northern to one run in nine innings of work to notch his first career complete game in only his second collegiate start, as Defiance picked up a 3-1 victory over the Polar Bears on Wednesday afternoon.
  • DC Baseball Ends Gene Cusic Classic With Pair of Setbacks
    March 11, 2011
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Defiance College baseball team ended its stay in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday with a pair of losses against Haverford. The Jackets fell, 6-1, in the opener, before seeing a 4-0 lead evaporate into a 9-5 defeat in the second game of the afternoon.
  • Late-Inning Rally Costs Jackets Again in 7-0 Defeat
    March 10, 2011
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Defiance College allowed six runs in the seventh and eighth innings of Thursday’s contest against Baruch and fell by a 7-0 score. The Jackets outhit BC by a 9-5 margin in their fourth game of the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Elms Uses Ninth-Inning Surge to Get Past Jackets
    March 08, 2011
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Defiance College took a 5-3 lead into the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday against Elms College, before the Blazers exploded for eight runs in the final frame and handed the Jackets a heartbreaking, 11-5, defeat at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Florida.
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