2007 Baseball News

  • Pitro Named HCAC Freshman of the Year, Seven Jackets Honored
    May 15, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2007 award winners for baseball on Tuesday. Tim Pitro was named as the league's top freshman and David Jackson, LeTroy Harris, Mike Hill, Brandon Portales, Brad Timofeev and Dustin Zizelman were selected to the All-HCAC Team.
  • Jackets End Season with Split Against Hanover
    May 05, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- The 2007 season came to a close for Defiance with a doubleheader split against Hanover on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets edged out a 2-1 win in the opener before suffering a 5-1 setback in the second game.
  • Panthers Edge Defiance, 4-3 on the Diamond
    May 04, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Brandon Portales tossed his second complete game in a row on Friday, but a ninth-inning run from Hanover lifted the Panthers to the 4-3 victory over Defiance in the series opener at Rutter Field.
  • Bluffton Takes Rain-Shortened Game Against DC
    May 01, 2007
    BLUFFTON, Ohio -- Defiance headed to Bluffton on Tuesday afternoon in search of its second win over the Beavers in the last three days, but the host Bluffton squad overcame an early 2-0 DC lead and took the 11-3 victory. The game was called after six innings due to rain and lightning in the area.
  • Portales Tosses Complete Game in Win over Bluffton
    April 29, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance pushed across single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings and Brandon Portales did the rest. The freshman hurler pitched all nine innings and allowed just a pair of unearned runs on five hits ad DC scored a 3-2 victory against Bluffton on Sunday afternoon at Craig Rutter Field.
  • Jackets Let One Slip Away at Manchester
    April 24, 2007
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. -- Holding a one run lead and two outs away from a season sweep over the Manchester Spartans, DC coughed up a pair of unearned runs in the final inning and took the 4-3 loss.
  • ONU Powers Past Jackets with Seven-Run Eighth
    April 22, 2007
    ADA, Ohio -- Defiance nearly overcame an early 8-1 deficit, fighting back to within a single run before Ohio Northern scored seven times in the bottom of the eighth to cap a wild, 15-7, contest on Sunday at Wander Field.
  • Ravens Complete Sweep of DC Baseball
    April 21, 2007
    ANDERSON, Ind. -- Defiance suffered a pair of losses at Raven Park on Saturday as Anderson scored 5-2 and 8-6 wins over the Yellow Jackets to complete a three-game sweep in the Heartland Conference matchup.
  • Yellow Jacket Bats Fall Silent in Loss to Anderson
    April 20, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance mustered just one run on four hits on Friday and fell, 5-1, to Anderson in the first of a three-game set against the Ravens.
  • HCAC Names Zizelman as Pitcher of the Week
    April 16, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Dustin Zizelman has been named as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week after picking up wins against Manchester and Mount St. Joseph. The weekly award is announced by the HCAC every Monday afternoon.
  • Jackets Win in 11 Innings, Split Twinbill with MSJ
    April 14, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Cameron Cunert delivered a game-winning, two-RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning as Defiance pulled out a 4-3 victory in the opener on Saturday, before losing, 3-1, in the second game to the College of Mount St. Joseph.
  • Baseball Drops Conference Game to Mount St. Joseph
    April 13, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- A key Heartland Conference weekend series got off to a rough start for the Yellow Jackets on Friday afternoon at Rutter Field as the College of Mount St. Joseph scored the final eight runs of the game to take the series opener by an 8-1 margin.
  • DC Rides Harris Grand Slam to 7-5 Win Over Spartans
    April 10, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance picked up another key Heartland Conference victory on Tuesday, riding clutch hitting, solid defense and stingy pitching to a 7-5 win against Manchester.
  • Defiance Takes First Game at Rose-Hulman
    April 07, 2007
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Defiance College held on for a 7-5 win in the second game of Saturdays doubleheader to win the weekend set against the Engineers. The Yellow Jackets gave up five runs in the sixth of the early game and fell 7-3, but rebounded behind a strong pitching effort from Brad Timofeev to win the series finale.
  • Defiance Takes First Game at Rose-Hulman
    April 06, 2007
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Defiance scored five runs in the third inning to take an 8-3 lead over Rose-Hulman and held on to score the 8-6 victory on Friday night in a key road Heartland Conference contest.
  • Jackets Drop Non-Conference Game to Ohio Northern
    April 03, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance reached base 21 times on Tuesday but hit into multiple double plays and stranded 14 on the base paths as it fell, 9-3, against Ohio Northern at Craig Rutter Field.
  • Cougars Outslug Defiance in 28-19 Game
    April 01, 2007
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Playing four games and 35 innings in four days proved to be too much for a young Yellow Jacket pitching staff to handle, as Defiance surrendered 28 runs at the University of Saint Francis on Sunday afternoon in a 28-19 defeat.
  • Defiance Drops Pair of Two-Run Games to Franklin
    March 31, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- The Yellow Jackets got plenty of strong pitching on Saturday from their starting pitchers, Brad Timofeev and Brandon Portales, as the duo combined to hold Franklin to just four runs in 15 innings, but DCs offense failed to get on track and the Grizzlies pulled out the 2-0 and 5-3 victories to win the series two games to one.
  • Jackets Use Three-Run Ninth to Stun Franklin in Home Opener
    March 30, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance rallied from 3-0 and 4-2 deficits and scored three in the bottom of the ninth to record its second come-from-behind victory in as many games with a 5-4 win over Franklin on Friday at Rutter Field. The win is the first of the year for the Yellow Jackets in HCAC action.
  • Yellow Jackets Rally for 6-3 Win at Heidelberg
    March 28, 2007
    TIFFIN, Ohio -- Defiance bounced back from an early 3-0 deficit to score six unanswered runs and take a 6-3 non-conference victory at Heidelberg on Wednesday afternoon. Dustin Zizelman tossed 8.2 innings before Tim Pitro slammed the door shut in the ninth for his second save of the year.
  • Pioneers Complete Sweep of DC Baseball
    March 24, 2007
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Defiance dropped each game of Saturdays doubleheader at Transylvania and fell to 0-3 in the Heartland Conference after the opening weekend of action, falling 8-1 and 16-5.
  • Pitro Homers Twice in Loss at Transylvania
    March 23, 2007
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Tim Pitro swatted a three run home run in the second inning and left the yard again to lead off the fifth, but the host Pioneers exploded for four or more runs in three separate innings and handed Defiance a 14-4 defeat in its HCAC opener on Friday night.
  • Timofeev Garners HCAC Recognition for Efforts on the Mound
    March 19, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Brad Timofeev was honored by the Heartland Conference as its Pitcher of the Week after picking up two wins on the bump, including a complete game one hitter against Fontbonne in Defiance's second game of the week in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Baseball Wraps Up Florida Trip with Wild Win
    March 16, 2007
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Yellow Jackets ended their eight-game swing through Port Charlotte with a 12-9 victory over Stevens Tech on Friday. Defiance used an eight-run outburst in the sixth and got seven strong innings on the mound from Brad Timofeev to end the week on a high note.
  • March 15 Picciano and Zizelman Shine in Pair of Tough-Luck Losses
    March 15, 2007
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance got two of its best pitching performances of the year from Nick Picciano and Dustin Zizelman, but several costly defensive miscues combined with a lack of clutch hitting led to 6-3 and 2-0 losses against Saint Mikes on Thursday.
  • Yellow Jackets Sweep Past Penn State-Altoona
    March 14, 2007
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Five freshmen pitchers combined to limit Penn State-Altoona to eight runs in 14 innings of work and the DC offense rapped out 14 runs on 15 hits as the Yellow Jackets used a total team effort to score 10-5 and 4-3 victories over the Cougars on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Late Rally Comes Up Short for DC
    March 13, 2007
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance College found itself in a 5-0 hole after four full innings of play on Tuesday against Ramapo before rallying back to eventually put the go-ahead run on base in the ninth. The Jackets comeback effort ended with a double play and a disappointing 7-5 defeat.
  • Timofeev Fires One Hitter as DC Picks Up First Victory
    March 12, 2007
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Sophomore transfer, Brad Timofeev, turned in a sparkling effort from the mound on Monday to help the Jackets post a 5-0 victory over Fontbonne.
  • Defiance Pounds 11 Hits in Loss at Maryville
    March 10, 2007
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- DC continued its early-season swing to open the 2007 season on Saturday, heading three hours further south to take on Maryville less than 19 hours after finishing its season opener at Centre. The Jackets collected 11 hits, but only managed two runs and fell by a 10-2 score.
  • Centre College Defeats Yellow Jackets in Final At Bat
    March 09, 2007
    DANVILLE, Ky. -- Defiance rapped out four runs in the fifth inning to erase a 4-0 deficit, but surrendered the game-winning score in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 6-5 loss at Centre College in its 2007 season opener.
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