2010 Softball News

  • Marah Robinson Named to NFCA Division III All-Region Team
    May 20, 2010
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Defiance College standout outfielder, Marah Robinson, has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Div. III Central Region Second Team.
  • 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.
  • DC Spring Sports Add 13 to HCAC All-Academic Team
    May 19, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its spring honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team.
  • Stucke, Robinson and Schnipke Earn All-HCAC Honors
    May 12, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its list of 2010 softball award winners on Wednesday, with three Yellow Jackets receiving recognition.
  • Bowers Honored by HCAC as Pitcher of the Week
    May 03, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – DC’s Shauna Bowers wrapped up her sophomore campaign by earning her first career HCAC Pitcher-of-the-Week award.
  • Yellow Jackets End the Season in Dramatic Fashion
    May 01, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – With two outs and a runner on second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Tasha Stucke ripped a walk-off double to the right field wall, giving the Yellow Jackets a 4-3 victory over Manchester College, and their seventh-straight season to finish with at least a .500 overall record.
  • Jackets Keep Tourney Hopes Alive with Split at Rose-Hulman
    April 27, 2010
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College softball team kept its postseason hopes alive by splitting a doubleheader with Rose-Hulman on Tuesday evening.
  • Schnipke Tabbed as HCAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 26, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference named Kelly Schnipke the Pitcher of the Week for April 18-24, after she posted a 2-0 record and allowed no earned runs on the week in DC’s wins over Adrian College and Mount St. Joseph.
  • DC Softball Splits Pair with Adrian
    April 22, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College softball team got seven shutout innings from Kelly Schnipke to take a 7-0 victory over Adrian in the first of two games on Thursday.
  • Softball Splits Doubleheader at Mount St. Joseph
    April 17, 2010
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team, who has been a fixture in the HCAC tournament since joining the conference in 2000, greatly jeopardized its chances of making this year’s tournament by splitting a doubleheader against Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, April 17.
  • Yellow Jackets Drop Doubleheader to First-Place Pioneers
    April 16, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College softball team dropped to 4-6 in conference play with a pair of losses at league-leading Transylvania on Friday, April 16.
  • Yellow Jackets Drop Doubleheader Against Denison
    April 13, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets’ softball team fell to 14-12 on the season Tuesday night, with back-to-back losses to Denison University (17-11). Defiance dropped the first game, 8-7, in extra innings, before suffering a 10-5 loss in the nightcap.
  • Offense Powers DC to a Pair of Wins Over Hanover
    April 09, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC softball team came up with two crucial wins against Hanover College on Friday evening, beating the Panthers 9-5 in the first contest and 7-1 in the nightcap.
  • Yellow Jackets Edged Out by No. Five Ohio Northern
    April 07, 2010
    ADA, Ohio – The DC softball team gave No. five Ohio Northern (21-1) all they could handle on Wednesday, April 7, losing 7-4 in the first game before dropping a nail-biter, 6-5, in the nightcap. Defiance, who remains in fifth-place in the HCAC, drops to 12-10 on the season.
  • Jackets Go One and One Against the Grizzlies
    April 02, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team suffered an exhausting one-run loss in extra innings against Franklin in the first game of a doubleheader, before bouncing back to win by one run against the Grizzlies in game two. With the split, DC moves to 2-4 in conference competition.
  • Offensive Woes Against Bluffton Derail the Jackets
    March 30, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – An unproductive offensive effort doomed the Yellow Jackets in their doubleheader against Bluffton on Tuesday, as they lost 6-1 in the first game before falling, 8-0, in the second contest to drop to 1-3 against conference competition this season.
  • Gow Grabs HCAC Weekly Honors
    March 29, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – DC’s Brittany Gow posted her second complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday, March 27. For her efforts, Gow has been honored as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 22-28.
  • Jackets Open Conference Play with a Split at Anderson
    March 27, 2010
    ANDERSON, Ind. – The Lady Jackets took part in their first conference competition of the season on Saturday, March 27, with a doubleheader in Anderson, Ind. Defiance dropped the first game, 8-5, before bouncing back to shut out the Ravens, 3-0, in the second contest.
  • Lady Jackets Suffer a Pair of Losses at Trine
    March 24, 2010
    ANGOLA, Ind. – The Defiance College softball team struggled to find an offensive rhythm on Wednesday, March 24, managing just one run in two games against Trine University. The offensive woes resulted in two losses, dropping DC to 10-4 on the season.
  • Yellow Jackets Split Doubleheader Against Albion
    March 20, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets split their doubleheader against Albion College on Saturday, March 20, beating the Britons, 6-4, in the first contest, before falling in the second game, 6-3. With the split, Defiance moves to 10-2 on the season.
  • Petrie Claims DC’s Inaugural SAAC Sportsmanship Award
    March 19, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Elizabeth Petrie has been selected by the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the first-ever winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award.
  • Yellow Jackets Extend Winning Streak to Seven
    March 17, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College softball team took care of business in its home opener against Div. II University of Findlay on Wednesday, March 17.
  • Softball’s Florida Road Trip Cut Short by Rain
    March 11, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. –The Defiance College softball team’s Florida road trip was cut short on Thursday, as their games against Waldorf College and the University of Dubuque were canceled due to rain. The team will return home after posting a 7-1 record to begin the season.
  • Lady Jackets Extend Winning Streak to Five Straight
    March 10, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Defiance College softball team (7-1) improved their winning streak to five games on Wednesday, thumping Chatham, 11-1, and Westminster, 4-1, to move past last year’s squad and claim the best start to a season the program has seen since joining the HCAC in 2000.
  • DC Picks up Two Wins at Rebel Spring Games
    March 08, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The DC softball team improved to 5-1 on the season after picking up two wins on Monday, downing Wittenberg, 9-3, in their first game before knocking off Eastern Mennonite, 4-3, in the nightcap.
  • Yellow Jackets Split in First Day in Florida
    March 07, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Yellow Jackets went one and one on Sunday, in their first day of competition in Orlando, Fla. DC suffered a 7-2 loss to the hands of Marietta College in their first game, before bouncing back to trounce Waynesburg College, 11-0, and move to 3-1 on the season.
  • Jackets Open the Season with Sweep of Centre
    March 05, 2010
    DANVILLE, Ky. – The Defiance College softball team got their 2010 season off to go a good start by sweeping Centre College, 2-0, in their season opener in Danville, Ky., on Friday night. The Jackets won 6-3 in game one before knocking off the Colonels, 9-7, in the nightcap.
  • DC Softball Picked Third in HCAC Preseason Poll
    January 27, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2010 HCAC Preseason Softball Poll was released by the league office on Wednesday, January 27.
  • DC's Johnston Selected as HCAC Woman of the Year
    August 06, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Justine Johnston has been selected as the Woman of the Year in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and will be the league’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.