2008 Baseball News

  • Pair of DC Sophomores Garner All-HCAC Honors
    May 15, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its 2008 award winners for the baseball regular season. Defiance took home a pair of accolades, as second-year players Tim Pitro and Kirk Jesse were each named All-Heartland Conference.
  • Jackets Drop Season Finale to Mount St. Joseph
    May 04, 2008
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Defiance dropped its final baseball game of the season on Sunday, falling 9-7 to the College of Mount St. Joseph. The MSJ victory clinched the HCAC regular season title for the Lions.
  • Stewart Homers Twice in MSJ Doubleheader
    May 03, 2008
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Aaron Stewart highlighted a 13-run outburst by Defiance in the second game of DCs doubleheader at Mount St. Joseph, but it was not enough as the Jackets fell 15-13. MSJ won the opener by a 7-2 score on Saturday afternoon.
  • Comeback Bid Falls Short for DC on the Diamond
    April 29, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and had the potential game-winning run on the bases on Tuesday, before Ohio Northern recorded the final out and took the 6-5 win over the Yellow Jackets at Craig Rutter Field.
  • Kahsen Homers as Jackets Fall Short at Anderson
    April 25, 2008
    ANDERSON, Ind. -- Casey Kahsen belted his first collegiate home run as Defiance and Anderson locked horns in an HCAC slugfest on Friday afternoon. The two sides combined for 28 runs on 33 hits in nine innings, with the Ravens coming out on top, 16-12.
  • DC Falls to Wittenberg
    April 23, 2008
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Defiance traveled to Springfield on Wednesday night to take on the Wittenberg Tigers in a non-conference game. The Yellow Jackets only trailed 6-4 through five innings, before taking the 17-4 loss.
  • Bluffton Rallies for 10-9 Win Over Jackets
    April 22, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance held an 8-2 lead after six innings of play on Tuesday against Bluffton, but the Beavers rallied for four runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth to steal the 10-9 victory at Rutter Field.
  • Engineers Complete Sweep of Defiance at Rutter Field
    April 19, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance hosted Rose-Hulman in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Rutter Field, falling 12-0 and 13-1 to the Engineers. The second game was called after five innings due to inclement weather.
  • DC Drops HCAC Slugfest to Rose-Hulman
    April 18, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance got home runs from Kirk Jesse and David Riley and had seven players record at least one hit, but fell by an 18-7 score to Rose-Hulman on Friday. The game was the first of a three-game series between the teams at Rutter Field.
  • Spartans Escape Defiance with 7-5 Win
    April 15, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Manchester used a pair of home runs and a Defiance error to plate seven runs on only five hits as it edged the Yellow Jackets, 7-5, on Tuesday at Craig Rutter Field. DC pounded out 10 hits, but stranded 11 runners on the base paths in the loss.
  • Jackets Score Six in Third Inning, Earn Split at Hanover
    April 12, 2008
    HANOVER, Ind. -- Defiance exploded for six runs in the third inning and Brad Timofeev hurled a complete game on the mound, as the Yellow Jackets notched their first HCAC victory of the season with a 9-3 win at Hanover on Saturday.
  • Hanover Dumps DC with Four-Run Ninth
    April 11, 2008
    HANOVER, Ind. -- Defiance looked poised to record its first league win of the season on Friday at Hanover, before the Panthers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to take the come from behind 7-6 victory.
  • Baseball Drops Single Game to Bluffton
    April 08, 2008
    BLUFFTON, Ohio -- Defiance took the field for the fourth time in as many days, falling 8-3 at Bluffton on Tuesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets used five different pitchers in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest.
  • Yellow Jackets Blanked Against Transylvania
    April 06, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance left nine men on base on Sunday, including three in the ninth inning as it suffered a 4-0 loss to Transylvania. The Yellow Jackets rapped out seven hits and had two reach after getting hit by a pitch, but failed to dent the scoring column.
  • Defensive Miscues Cost DC Against Transylvania
    April 05, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance played its first home contests of the season on Saturday, falling 6-2 and 8-2 to Transylvania at Craig A. Rutter Field. The Jackets had a pair of strong pitching performances from starters Nick Picciano and Brad Timofeev, but committed seven errors which led to eight unearned runs on the afternoon.
  • Jackets Get Back in Action with Win at Ohio Northern
    April 01, 2008
    ADA, Ohio -- The DC baseball team finally took the field again on Tuesday after waiting through a week of weather-related cancellations. The Yellow Jackets made the most of it with an 8-6 victory at Ohio Northern, overcoming an early 2-1 deficit and scoring four times in the sixth to back up a strong start on the mound from Aaron Stewart.
  • Defiance Suffers Road Defeat at Manchester
    March 25, 2008
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. -- The Yellow Jackets pounded out 15 hits en route to scoring eight runs at Manchester on Tuesday evening, but it was not enough as the Spartans handed Defiance a 21-8 defeat in HCAC action.
  • Grizzlies Complete Sweep of DC Baseball
    March 22, 2008
    FRANKLIN, Ind. -- One day after suffering a shutout loss, the Yellow Jackets offense managed just four total runs in Saturdays doubleheader against a red-hot Franklin team. Defiance lost 8-2 and 5-2 as the Grizzlies ran their win streak out to eight-straight games.
  • DC Blanked in HCAC Opener at Franklin
    March 21, 2008
    FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Defiance never got on track on Friday in its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opening game at Franklin on Friday, as the Grizzlies held the Jackets to three hits and rolled to the 22-0 victory.
  • Baseball Drops Pair to Ohio Wesleyan
    March 14, 2008
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance ended its stay in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Friday with a pair of defeats against Ohio Wesleyan. The Yellow Jackets had their three-game win streak snapped with a 7-3 loss in the opener, before losing 9-3 in the second game of the day.
  • Timofeev Pitches Jackets Past Albion
    March 13, 2008
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance won for the third time in as many tries, as it rode the right arm of junior hurler Brad Timofeev to a 3-2 victory over Albion on Thursday. Timofeev pitched into the ninth and held the Briton offense to just two runs on four hits.
  • Defiance Bats Come Alive in Sweep of Olivet
    March 12, 2008
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance pounded out 32 hits and put 24 runs on the board as it picked up its first two victories of the season with a doubleheader sweep against Olivet on Wednesday. DC won the first game by a 15-9 margin and used a four-run fifth in game two to secure the 9-6 victory.
  • Wentworth Tops Yellow Jackets in 11 Innings
    March 11, 2008
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A Defiance error led to the game-tying run in the top of the eighth for Wentworth, and the Leopards went on to take the 3-2 win against DC on Tuesday morning.
  • Baseball Opens Season with Wentworth Doubleheader
    March 10, 2008
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Defiance got its 2008 campaign started on Monday afternoon with a pair of losses to Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Jackets managed only one hit in the opener, losing 5-2, before falling 6-5 in the second game.
  • Four Jackets Named to HCAC's Baseball Watch List
    February 01, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- With the 2008 baseball season just around the corner, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its list of players to watch. Defiances Tim Pitro, David Jackson, Trey Harris and Brad Timofeev were among the 35 players from around the league to be highlighted.
  • DC Announces Hiring of Woodley as New Baseball Head Coach
    June 01, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance College has announced the hiring of Derek Woodley as the third baseball head coach in the past 24 years of the program. Woodley will begin his duties as the head coach effective immediately.