May 29, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Purple and Gold softball program has announced that it will host a series of camps during a two-day stretch from July 1-2 at Sal Hench Field on the campus of Defiance College.
May 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball squad has added a second summer camp to its slate, as it is now going to be a host for the Junior Day Softball Camp on June 11. The camp will be directed by head coach Jodie Holava, assistant coach Kaycee Butt and other collegiate coaches in the region.
May 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The prestigious NIKE Sports Camps have released their summer schedules and Defiance College has been chosen to host a summer softball camp from June 23-26. The camp will be directed by head coach Jodie Holava, assistant coach Kaycee Butt and aided by the DC softball team.
May 08, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The HCAC honored five DC softball members Wednesday, May 8 with its all-conference selections. Katie Miller, Macy Ferrall, Maggie Neanen, Brittany Shough and Alli Rowland were all voted to the All-HCAC teams by the head coaches in the conference.
May 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC softball team ended its season on a high note Wednesday, May 1, as the Jackets swept the Heidelberg Student Princes by scores of 10-0 and 3-2. The highlight of the afternoon was freshman Alli Rowland pitching a no-hitter in the first tilt for DC's first since 2009.
May 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – In a non-conference doubleheader between two evenly matched squads, the Yellow Jacket softball team won game one against the Olivet Comets 6-5, but fell in the second 9-8 in nine innings. The Purple and Gold’s record moved to 14-22 on the season, while Olivet now sits at 11-21.
April 29, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance softball team dropped its final two HCAC contests of 2013 on Monday, April 26. The Manchester Spartans earned the conference season title with the sweep by scores of 5-2 and 6-4. DC falls to 13-21 (6-10 HCAC), while Manchester improved to 19-13 (11-3 HCAC).
April 29, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Today's DC softball matchup with the Manchester Spartans will now be played at the Defiance High fields due yesterday's rain causing Sal Hench Field to be unplayable. The tilts start time will remain the same at 3:30 p.m. start.
April 27, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team played its heart out on Senior Day, but a seventh-inning error in game two gave the game-winning run to the Transylvania Pioneers in a Saturday split. The Purple and Gold won the first tilt 5-1, while Transy took the second 2-1.
April 26, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – With rain in the forecast for Lexington, Ky. tomorrow Saturday, April 27, the doubleheader between the Yellow Jackets and the Transylvania Pioneers has been moved to be played at Sal Hanch Field in Defiance. Also, the game will now be senior day for the squad.
April 24, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Another softball contest has been postponed due to poor weather and field conditions. Today’s meeting between the Defiance Yellow Jackets and Heidelberg Student Princes has been moved to Thursday, April 25. The start time of the doubleheader remains at 3:30 p.m.
April 22, 2013
ADRIAN, Mich. – The Defiance College softball team was bested in non-conference action on Monday, April 22. The Adrian Bulldogs defeated the Jackets in both contests by scores of 10-2 and 9-1. DC’s record falls to 12-18 on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 11-15.
April 22, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Due to scheduling conflicts, the Purple and Gold softball team's matchup with the Oberlin Yeowomen has been cancelled and will not be made up this season. DC continues play this afternoon against the Adrian Bulldogs and will be home tomorrow, April 23 for Senior Day against Manchester.
April 20, 2013
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The DC softball team was able to take one of two from the Franklin Grizzlies on Saturday, April 20. The Jackets were the home team in the two contests but were played at Franklin due to a water-logged Sal-Hench Field. Defiance won the first tilt 4-0, but fell in the second 8-2.
April 18, 2013
GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Defiance softball team began its stretch of eight games in five days on April 18. However, the start was not one that DC was hoping for, as it was shutout 6-0 and 1-0 in the doubleheader with the Denison Big Red. The Jackets fall to 11-15, while Denison bumps up to 17-11.
April 14, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team held on for a tight 6-5 win in the first game of its doubleheader with the Mount St. Joseph Lions and then cruised to 8-0 victory in the second. The sweep improves the Yellow Jackets record to 11-13 (4-6 HCAC), while MSJ falls to 4-18 (1-7 HCAC).
April 12, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket softball team has another change of schedule, as it will now take on the Mount St. Joseph Lions one day later on Sunday, April 14 instead of Saturday's scheduled date. Game time ramains the same at 1 p.m.
April 10, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" talks with men's lacrosse starting midfielder Todd Roberts about the lacrosse season and Alli Rowland, starting pitcher of the softball team, to discuss the season. All "ITH" episodes can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
April 10, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Afternoon thunderstorm warnings have postponed today’s doubleheader between the Defiance College softball team and the Manchester Spartans. The games have been rescheduled to Sunday, April 21 with a new start time of 1 p.m.
April 06, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Ravens of Anderson University defeated the Defiance Yellow Jacket softball team in both of its contests on Saturday, April 6 by scores of 2-0 and 8-6. Anderson improves to 12-8 (3-3 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference), while DC dropped to 9-13 (2-6 HCAC).
April 04, 2013
BLUFFTON, Ohio – One day after earning a huge win over the No.5 team in Div. III, DC softball was battered by the rival Bluffton Beavers in HCAC action on April 4. The Beavers topped DC by scores of 11-9 and 12-4 on the afternoon and improved their record to 13-11 (5-1 HCAC), while the Jackets fell to 9-11 (2-4 HCAC).
April 03, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Freshman pitcher Alli Rowland and senior outfielder Katie Miller played clutch roles in the DC softball 3-2 victory over No. 5 Trine in the first game of the doubleheader on April 3. The win marked the first time in head coach Jodie Holava's tenure that the Jackets had defeated a ranked opponent.
April 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Due to cold scheduled temperatures for Northwest Ohio early in the week, the Purple and Gold's contest with the rival Bluffton Beavers has been postponed until Thursday, April 4. Game time will remain the same, as the first pitch will be thrown at 3:30 p.m.
March 30, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a rough finish that led to a 5-3 loss in the first game of a doubleheader against Hanover, the DC softball team responded with a 9-4 victory in the second tilt to break even on Saturday, March 30. DC stays at .500 with an 8-8 (2-2 HCAC) mark, while Hanover goes to 6-10 (1-1 HCAC).
March 28, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Defiance College softball team fell in both matchups against the St. Mary's Belles on Thursday, March 28. DC lost the first tilt by a score of 5-1 and then was dropped in the second 10-2. The Yellow Jackets record falls to 7-7 (1-1 HCAC), while the Belles improve to 8-6.
March 25, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – With a winter storm covering much of Ohio, the Yellow Jacket softball matchup with the Olivet Comets has been postponed. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 30 starting at 3:30 p.m.
March 23, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The DC softball team kicked off HCAC action, when it topped the Rose 6-5 in nine innings during the first game of a doubleheader. It then fell 5-4 in eight frames during the second on Saturday, March 23. The Jackets go to 7-5 (1-1 HCAC) on the season, while Rose moves to 5-9 (1-1 HCAC).
March 19, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – For the second time this week, DC softball has been forced to reschedule its contests due to the cold-weather of mid-March, as Wednesday’s matchup with Heidelberg has been postponed.
March 18, 2013
GREENVILLE, Ind. – After a dominant week of performances during Defiance’s Rebel Spring Games, freshman pitcher Alli Rowland has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference pitcher of the week.
March 18, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Today's sleet and cold has postponed the doubleheader matchup between the Defiance Yellow Jackets and the Trine Thunder. A make-up date is to be determined. DC's next scheduled games are this Wednesday, March 20 when it hosts Heidelberg. Action is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at Sal-Hench Field.
March 16, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It was a fantastic final day in the sunshine state, as head coach Jodie Holava moved into the top spot on DC's All-Time Wins list, when the Yellow Jacket softball team topped the Lakeland Muskies 2-1 and the Sage Gators 8-6. Holava now leads the list with 160 career victories.
March 14, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It was a tough day for the DC softball team on its second-to-last day of competition down at the Rebel Spring Games. The Jackets surrendered two runs in the sixth and fell 2-1 to Wheaton and then were defeated 9-1 by Mount Union in the second. DC's record now stands at an even 4-4.
March 13, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It was day three of action for the Jackets softball team down in sunny Florida, as they fell 6-2 in their first matchup with Montclair State who is the NCAA No. 1 ranked team for Div. III. However, the team bounced right back with a solid 9-1 five-inning victory over Albion to put its record at 4-2.
March 13, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2013 spring sports poster can now be enjoyed on a computer in the form of a desktop wallpaper. The poster showcases six Yellow Jacket student-athletes from the spring seasons and includes the full schedule for those teams.
March 11, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Defiance College softball squad moved to 3-1 on the season after it defeated the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets 8-6 in eight innings and fell to the Bridgewater Eagles 4-0. Waynesburg dropped to 1-2 with the loss, while Bridgewater improved to 5-2 with the victory over DC.
March 10, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Lady Jacket softball team started off the season on the right foot with a pair of run-rule victories in their first day of the competition at the Rebel Spring Games on Sunday, March 10. In DC's first matchup, it defeated Roger Williams 9-1 and then took down Fitchburg State 12-2 in the second.
January 24, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Five members of the Lady Jackets softball program have been selected for the HCAC Preseason Players-to-Watch List. Those receiving honors include senior Katie Miller, junior Macy Farrell, junior Kailea Holbrook and freshman Kate Patchin and Makayla McAvoy.
January 15, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College is pleased to announce a new promotion at ShopDefianceGear.com, with auto decals and magnets now on sale at a 10-percent discount. The sale is for a limited time, so act fast to take advantage of the lower prices!
December 14, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Defiance College softball team was honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for its excellence in the classroom for the 2011-12 academic year. The Jackets posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.19 naming them a NFCA Div. III All-Academic Team.
December 09, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced exciting Holiday Sales for its online team and photo stores. The sales will run through the end of December, so do not miss the chance to get great prices for all of your holiday shopping.
November 07, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC softball team has been a consistent contributor in the community amongst teams at Defiance and it is not wasting any time as it enters 2013. The Jackets have announced Sunday, January 13 will be the date for their first annual DC Catcher's Winter Clinic, as well as their third Defensive Skills Clinic.
November 07, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Coach Jodie Holava and the Lady Jackets softball squad have set the time and date for the its first Defiance College softball camp of 2013. The 10th Annual Winter Clinic will be held at the George A. Smart Athletic Center on Saturday, February 10 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
October 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, officially launched ShopDefianceGear.com on Friday, October 19. The new online store will serve as a fundraiser for DC, while providing a wide range of products for Yellow Jacket fans.
September 17, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio –The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, has announced a nearly 30-percent cut in prices at DC's online photo store. Images can still be purchased in nearly every size and on a wide range of specialty products.
August 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team continued its longstanding tradition of volunteering and making an impact in the community by working at the Special Olympics Regional Softball Tournament this past weekend. Twenty players and coaches totaled 110 hours of work at the event.
July 02, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team will be hosting a fall league available to all players between the grades of nine and 12. The league is set to begin in the month of September and run through the end of October. The league will be held at Sal Hench Field on the DC campus.