2010 Baseball News

  • HCAC Names Six Jackets to Spring All-Sportsmanship Team
    May 19, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2010 All-Sportsmanship Team for the spring sports on Wednesday. The award is part of the league-wide initiative to promote good sportsmanship.
  • Jesse Leads Six Jackets on All-HCAC Team
    May 18, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its 2010 All-HCAC Baseball Team. Kirk Jesse topped the list of six Yellow Jackets to be honored with his First-Team All-HCAC nod, while Tim Pitro, Casey Kahsen, Keith Wade, Alex Timofeev and Zach Stallkamp were also recognized.
  • Defiance Takes Pair Against Rose-Hulman on Senior Day
    May 08, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College closed its 2010 campaign with a pair of Senior Day victories on Saturday at Rutter Field against Rose-Hulman. The series win by the Jackets ended the HCAC Championship hopes of the Engineers, while capping DC’s winningest season since winning 19 games in 1999.
  • Weather Forces Suspension of DC Baseball Game
    May 07, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The series opener between Defiance and Rose-Hulman was suspended in the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday, as violent storms moved into the area. The Jackets face an 8-6 deficit and the game will be picked up in the eighth at noon on Saturday and will be followed by the regularly scheduled doubleheader.
  • Bluffton Outslugs Defiance, 16-14, in 10-Inning Affair
    May 04, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance and Bluffton hooked up for a wild game on Tuesday at Rutter Field, as the two teams saw 11 pitchers combine to throw 378 pitches, while allowing 30 runs on 37 hits with 13 coming via extra bases during the 10-inning tilt. When the dust had settled, Bluffton escaped with the 16-14 victory.
  • HCAC Recognizes DC’s Taylor as Pitcher of the Week
    May 03, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that it had selected Defiance College’s Jake Taylor as the league’s Pitcher of the Week. The award is the first for Taylor and the third for the Yellow Jackets this season.
  • DC Baseball Splits Pair at Mount St. Joseph
    May 01, 2010
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Less than 24 hours after seeing MSJ rally for five runs in the ninth to win the series opener on Friday, Defiance closed the weekend set by overcoming a five-run, ninth-inning deficit en route to an 8-7 win. DC dropped Saturday’s first game, 11-1, but doubled its 2009 win total with the 14th win of the year in the nightcap.
  • Jackets Drop Heartbreaker at Mount St. Joseph
    April 30, 2010
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance College committed an error on what would have been the final out of the game and Mount St. Joseph capitalized with a five-run ninth inning to steal the 9-8 victory in the opening game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend series.
  • Records Fall as Defiance Snaps Skid at Ohio Northern
    April 28, 2010
    ADA, Ohio – Tim Pitro set one and tied two more all-time records for the Defiance College baseball program and Bryn Lehman etched his name in the record books as well, as the Yellow Jackets blew out Ohio Northern, 12-1, on Wednesday for an impressive non-conference road triumph.
  • DC Baseball Suffers Sweep to Transylvania
    April 25, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College dropped a pair of games on Sunday to Transylvania, as the Pioneers used the 9-1 and 9-7 victories to complete the three-game sweep over the Yellow Jackets at Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Jackets Drop Game to Transylvania Before Rain Moves In
    April 24, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance and Transylvania were able to complete the first of two scheduled games on Saturday afternoon at Rutter Field, before rain moved in and forced the suspension of the second contest. TU won the opener, 10-6, and built a 1-0 lead in game two before play was halted.
  • DC Comes Up Short to Ohio Northern on the Diamond
    April 20, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Kirk Jesse singled in the eighth inning to take sole possession of second place on DC’s all-time hit list with 151, but it was not enough to help the Jackets get past Ohio Northern on Tuesday afternoon. Defiance ended up falling, 6-2, to extend its season-long losing streak to five games.
  • Spartans Hold off Defiance at TinCaps’ Parkview Field
    April 19, 2010
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Casey Kahsen swatted his team-leading third home run and DC’s top four hitters combined to go nine-of-18 at the plate to help the Jackets outhit Manchester, 14-9, but the Spartans held on for the 7-5 victory on Monday night at the home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
  • Jackets Suffer Series Sweep to Anderson
    April 17, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets could not slow down the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s top-rated lineup, as Anderson won 17-5 and 16-5 on Saturday to complete the series sweep against Defiance at Rutter Field.
  • Anderson Uses Late Surge to Slug Past Defiance
    April 16, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – A pair of hot-swinging offenses collided at Rutter Field on Friday with the wind howling out, as Defiance and Anderson squared off in the first of a three-game weekend series. When the dust had settled, 33 runs had been scored on 43 hits and AU walked away with a 24-9 victory.
  • Pauli Wins Defiance’s SAAC Sportsmanship Award
    April 15, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Levi Pauli has been voted by the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the third winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award. The honor is part of the NCAA’s ongoing Respect Campaign and will be announced every two weeks throughout the remainder of the spring semester.
  • Fast Start Propels Jackets to 14-5 Win at Earlham
    April 14, 2010
    RICHMOND, Ind. – Defiance College batted around in the top of the first inning and tacked on six unearned runs in the second for an 11-0 lead and never looked back en route to the convincing 14-5 victory at Earlham on Wednesday night.
  • DC’s Gallant Honored as HCAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 12, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that it has selected Defiance College’s Tyler Gallant as the league’s Pitcher of the Week. The award is the first for the freshman hurler and the second for the Yellow Jackets this season.
  • Pitro Becomes DC's All-Time Hit Leader in Victory
    April 11, 2010
    GOSHEN, Ind. – Tim Pitro stroked a first-inning single for the 151st hit of his collegiate career and became the all-time hit leader at Defiance College. The Jackets went on to secure their 11th win of the 2010 campaign with a 6-5 win at Goshen on Sunday afternoon.
  • Pitro Ties DC’s All-Time Hit Mark in Loss to No. 3 Heidelberg
    April 09, 2010
    TIFFIN, Ohio – Defiance College had the tying runs in scoring position with two outs in the top of the ninth but could not get the big hit and fell by a 3-1 score at No. 3 Heidelberg on Friday. Tim Pitro collected two hits in the loss to tie for the most career hits in DC history.
  • Defiance Rallies to Stun Manchester with Two-Run Ninth
    April 06, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College opened its 2010 home schedule in style on Tuesday afternoon by mounting a furious comeback in the final two innings to overcome a 4-2 deficit and steal a 5-4 win against Manchester at Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Jackets Finish Series at Franklin with 6-4 Victory
    April 03, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ind. - Defiance College shook off a pair of defeats at Franklin on Friday to rebound with a 6-4 win on Saturday morning. The Jackets held leads of 1-0 and 4-2, before scoring a pair of tallies in the seventh to pull out the two-run win over the Grizzlies.
  • Grizzlies Slug Past Defiance for Pair of Wins on the Diamond
    April 02, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Yellow Jackets could not slow a powerful Franklin College lineup on Friday, as the Grizzlies piled up 30 runs in the doubleheader to secure two victories over Defiance College. Franklin exploded for 16 runs in the opener to win 16-4, before rallying for a 14-9 win in the nightcap.
  • Chidester Wins DC’s SAAC Sportsmanship Award
    April 01, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Matthew Chidester has been voted by the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the second winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award. The honor is part of the NCAA’s ongoing Respect Campaign and will be announced every two weeks throughout the remainder of the spring semester.
  • Bratt's Complete Game Gem Leads DC Past Bluffton
    March 31, 2010
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – Nicholas Bratt tossed his first collegiate complete game and the Yellow Jackets evened their record at 8-8 overall and 2-2 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 5-2 victory at Bluffton on Wednesday.
  • Defiance Splits Pair of High-Scoring Games at Hanover
    March 27, 2010
    HANOVER, Ind. – Defiance College put 23 runs on the board in two games of Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Hanover. The Jackets won the opener, 15-2, before coming up short, 12-8, to the Panthers in the nightcap.
  • Baseball Drops Second-Straight Game in Extra Innings
    March 26, 2010
    HANOVER, Ind. – A valiant comeback bid by the Defiance College baseball team ended with a disappointing extra-inning loss at Hanover on Friday, as the Jackets fell in the 10-inning affair, 6-5, in their 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.
  • Defiance Drops Two on the Diamond at Albion
    March 21, 2010
    ALBION, Mich. – An Albion walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning in Sunday’s second game concluded a frustrating day on the field for Defiance College, as the Jackets suffered a doubleheader sweep at Albion College in non-conference action.
  • DC Baseball Splits Twinbill at Trine
    March 20, 2010
    ANGOLA, Ind. – Defiance College put eight runs on the board in Saturday’s opener at Trine University to secure an 8-1 win, before seeing the bats go quiet in a 4-2 loss to the Thunder in the day’s second contest.
  • Trojans Use Five-Run Second to Defeat Defiance
    March 17, 2010
    UPLAND, Ind. – Defiance College suffered a 7-2 non-conference loss at Taylor University on Wednesday afternoon, as the Trojans plated five runs in the bottom of the second inning and held on for the 7-2 victory over the Yellow Jackets.
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