2013 Baseball News

  • Murphy Named a NCAA DIII Baseball Statistical Champion
    August 22, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Defiance College senior Jonathan Murphy was named NCAA Division III's Statistical Champion for sacrifice bunts per game for the 2013 season and was tied for the most sacrifice bunts on the year.
  • Woodley Recognized as HCAC Co-Coach of the Year
    May 14, 2013
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2013 All-HCAC honors on Tuesday with head coach Derek Woodley receiving Co-Coach of the Year recognition. DC pitcher and first baseman Darin Waterman was named to the All-HCAC Second Team, while seven other Yellow Jackets received Honorable Mention status.
  • DC Ends Season With a Narrow 5-4 Defeat in HCAC Tourney
    May 10, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The best season in recent memory of Defiance College baseball came to an end on Friday afternoon in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The Jackets fell to the Ravens of Anderson in the elimination game by a final of 5-4.
  • DC Drops HCAC Opening Round Thriller to No. 13 Manchester
    May 09, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball squad traveled to Manchester University on Thursday for the opening round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. In a game that came down to the final play, the Jackets lost by a final score of 7-6.
  • Yellow Jacket Baseball Gears Up For HCAC Tournament
    May 08, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team qualified for the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time since 2004 with a pair of wins at Transylvania over the weekend.
  • DC Clinches Postseason Berth For First Time Since 2004
    May 04, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College baseball program reached the 20-win plateau for the first time in almost 20 years on Saturday with a 6-3 game one win at Transylvania and qualified for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time since 2004. The last time the Jackets won 20 or more games was 1995. DC dropped the final game of the series by a final of 3-0.
  • DC Pitching Powers Jackets to Fourth in HCAC Standings
    May 03, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team traveled down to Lexington on Friday to wrap up its regular season with a crucial three-game clash against the Pioneers. The Defiance College pitching staff came through with a gem, as DC won a 2-1 pitcher’s duel to take game one of the three-game set.
  • No. 13 Manchester Too Much For Yellow Jackets in Home Finale
    April 30, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team played its final home game of the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon. The Jackets hosted the No. 13 team in the nation in Manchester and the visitors proved worthy of their ranking by winning cruising to a 17-1 victory.
  • Yellow Jackets Earn Split in Doubleheader at Rose-Hulman
    April 27, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – After a tough, hard-fought loss the night before to the Engineers, the Yellow Jackets came out on Saturday and showed its toughness by recording a 3-2 comeback win in game one of Saturday’s two games before falling to the Engineers in game two by a final of 5-4.
  • DC Loses Heartbreaker in Bottom of the Ninth at Rose-Hulman
    April 26, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball program traveled to Rose-Hulman this weekend for a pivotal Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference three-game series with major postseason implications. After a back-and-forth game, the Engineers struck last in their final at-bat to secure a 9-8 walk-off win.
  • McLaughlin’s Pitching Seals Series Sweep of Quakers
    April 21, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets improved to a record of 17-10 on Sunday afternoon with its win over Earlham by a final score of 7-3.
  • Seniors Shine in Last Home Saturday Games of the Season
    April 20, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Senior pitchers Aaron Patterson and Jake Taylor each notched wins against the Earlham Quakers in the first two games in a pivotal Hearltand Collegiate Athletic Conference series. The Jackets rallied to win game one 8-7 in extra innings and then used a 9-5 victory to move into fourth place in the conference standings.
  • DC Baseball Takes Franklin Series for First Time Since 2006
    April 14, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a hard fought-fought 3-2 victory in the series opener on Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets needed only a split to claim the series with the Grizzlies. The Purple and Gold won the first game of its doubleheader on Sunday in dramatic fashion to win the regular season set against Franklin for the first time since 2006.
  • Defiance Bests Grizzlies in Game One Pitcher’s Dual
    April 13, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – On a cold and windy afternoon at Defiance College, the Yellow Jacket baseball team hosted the Franklin Grizzlies in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup between two sides fighting for position in the standings. DC pulled out a tough 3-2 win to even its conference mark at 6-6.
  • Yellow Jackets Fall to No. 16 Spartans in Weekday Matchup
    April 09, 2013
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College baseball squad traveled to Manchester University to take on the No. 16 team in the nation in the Spartans. Manchester proved itself worthy of the ranking, as the Spartans dominated the game, winning by a final of 19-2.
  • Schomaeker Honored With HCAC Pitcher of the Week Award
    April 08, 2013
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Alex Scomaeker recorded three saves for the Purple and Gold in three opportunities this past week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.
  • DC Pitchers Shut Down the Lions in Sweep of Doubleheader
    April 06, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team entered Saturday’s doubleheader two games under .500 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a record of 3-5. Defiance’s pitching staff stifled the MSJ hitters all day and led the Jackets to two victories, leveling their conference mark at 5-5.
  • Mount St. Joseph Edges Defiance in HCAC Matchup
    April 05, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team came into the weekend Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series against Mount St. Joseph on a hot streak, winning its last two contests. Unfortunately for DC, the squad could not stay perfect on the week and lost the first of a three-game series by a final of 6-4.
  • Yellow Jacket Baseball Tops Trine in One-Run Game
    April 03, 2013
    ANGOLA, Ind. – The DC baseball team won its second game in as many days on Wednesday afternoon, as the squad traveled to Trine University for a non-conference matchup against the Thunder. The Jackets prevailed over Trine with a narrow 5-4 victory.
  • Freshmen Bats Fuel DC Victory in High-Scoring Affair
    April 02, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team got back on the winning track on Tuesday afternoon, as Defiance defeated its arch-rival, Bluffton University, in a 14-8 victory. DC was led by a trio of freshmen hitters in Ben Weber, Ryan Kohlhofer and Gary Levingood, who combined for eight hits and eight RBIs.
  • Anderson Takes Two Against Defiance in HCAC Doubleheader
    March 30, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team played a doubleheader against Anderson on Saturday to finish the three-game series between the two sides.
  • Late-Inning Rally Falls Short For Yellow Jacket Baseball
    March 29, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball program hosted Anderson University on Friday afternoon in a unique game where DC was deemed the visitors due to the poor playing conditions at Anderson. The Jackets dug themselves into a 9-0 hole before a valiant comeback attempt fell short, as DC lost to the Ravens by a final of 9-6.
  • DC Baseball Wins Series Against Hanover to Begin HCAC Play
    March 23, 2013
    HANOVER, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team split a pair of games against Hanover on Saturday, losing game one by a final of 11-7 and winning the second contest 8-5.
  • Jackets Win Conference Opener in Thrilling Fashion
    March 22, 2013
    HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College baseball program won its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for the first time in recent memory, as the Jackets defeated Hanover in extra innings on Friday evening. DC pulled out the win over the Panthers by a score of 3-2.
  • DC’s Kremer Earns Spot on D3baseball.com Team of the Week
    March 19, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – A day after being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time in his career, Brad Kremer landed on the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week for a second-straight season, after putting on an impressive offensive display over six games at the Gene Cusic Classic.
  • Kremer Selected as HCAC Hitter of the Week
    March 18, 2013
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College’s Brad Kremer led the Yellow Jacket offense over spring break with an OPS of 1.243, and has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Hitter of the Week.
  • HCAC Names Defiance’s Waterman as Pitcher of the Week
    March 18, 2013
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Darin Waterman put on two dominant pitching displays at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. over spring break, and has gained recognition from the conference by being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.
  • Yellow Jackets Sweep Salem State to Finish Gene Cusic Classic
    March 15, 2013
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Defiance College baseball program finished its spring break trip in fine fashion on Friday, as the Purple and Gold swept Salem State by scores of 4-1 and 8-6 to finish with a record of 4-3 on the trip and improve its season record to 6-3.
  • DC Baseball Loses Low-Scoring Affair Against Lakeland
    March 14, 2013
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket men’s baseball team faced Lakeland College in the midst of its play at the Gene Cusic Classic in Florida. The Purple and Gold fell by a score of 3-2 to the Muskies, as a Lakeland late-inning rally downed the Jackets.
  • DC’s Walk-Off Winner Propels Jackets to a Series Split
    March 12, 2013
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team won game two of its doubleheader against Mitchell College in dramatic fashion on Tuesday afternoon, as freshman Ryan Kohlhofer lifted a one-out single over the left fielder’s head plating pinch runner Ryan McLaughlin in the bottom of the eighth inning to deliver the Yellow Jackets a 6-5 victory.
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