2011 Softball News

  • Stucke and Robinson Represent DC on Ohio All-Star Team
    June 06, 2011
    AVON, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tasha Stucke and Marah Robinson donned their Yellow Jacket uniforms one more time on Sunday, representing the Purple and Gold in an exhibition game against the Akron Racers at All Pro Freight Stadium.
  • Defiance Adds Six to HCAC’s Spring Sportsmanship Team
    May 18, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 All-Sportsmanship Team for the spring seasons on Wednesday. The award is part of the league-wide initiative to promote good sportsmanship.
  • DC Raises Number of Academic All-HCAC Nods to 38
    May 17, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its spring honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team on Tuesday, with Defiance placing 11 student-athletes on the list to bring its 2010-2011 total up to 38.
  • Jacket Softball Places Five on All-HCAC Squad
    May 12, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Softball All-HCAC honors recently, with DC placing Kaycee Butt, Tasha Stucke and Katie Miller on the First-Team and Marah Robinson and Shauna Bowers on the Second-Team.
  • DC Softball Falls to Anderson in HCAC Championship Game
    May 07, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Yellow Jackets were six outs away from claiming their third HCAC Championship in four seasons, but Anderson rallied to beat Defiance and claim the conference crown. DC fell 3-0 in game one and suffered a 6-4 extra-inning loss in the nightcap to end its postseason run.
  • Jackets Get Back to Winning Ways in HCAC Tournament
    May 06, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defiance went 2-0 in its first day at the 2011 HCAC Tournament, downing top-seeded Transylvania 3-1 in its first game before notching a 2-1 victory over Anderson in game two to punch a ticket to tomorrow’s HCAC Championship Game.
  • DC Softball Drops a Pair at First-Seeded Transylvania
    May 01, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Yellow Jackets continued a grueling stretch of seven games in four days on Sunday, when they traveled to Transylvania for a doubleheader with the conference-leading Pioneers.
  • Softball Extends Winning Streak with Sweep of Rose-Hulman
    April 30, 2011
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Two weeks ago, the Yellow Jackets were 5-4 in the HCAC and at risk of missing the conference tournament. Today, the Jackets improved to 10-4 in the conference with a sweep of Rose-Hulman, and have clinched a spot in the HCAC Tournament.
  • Robinson Rocks the Spartans in Pair of HCAC Victories
    April 29, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Marah Robinson made her Senior Day one to remember. The senior slugger went six-for-six on the day with five RBI, including a two-run jack that sparked a late-inning rally for Defiance to seal a series sweep at home against Manchester College.
  • Defiance Softball Claims a 3-1 Victory at Mount St. Joseph
    April 28, 2011
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Following a six-day hiatus due to inclement weather, the Yellow Jacket softball team was finally able to finish its two-game series with Mount St. Joseph on Thursday.
  • DC Drops Game One at Mount St. Joe, Game Two Postponed
    April 22, 2011
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance recorded just one hit and no runs in a 2-0 loss at Mount St. Joseph (5-23; 3-8 HCAC) on Friday. The game one loss was followed by a postponement of game two due to rain.
  • Shauna Bowers Tagged as HCAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 18, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Shauna Bowers was selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday, after leading DC to a 3-1 record for the week with two wins and a save.
  • Bowers Powers Yellow Jackets to Sweep of Hanover
    April 16, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Shauna Bowers notched her third complete-game shutout of the season as the Jackets rolled over Hanover, 6-0, in the first contest, and came through with a save in game two, when Defiance completed the series sweep with a 6-3 victory.
  • DC Softball Splits in Doubleheader at Bluffton
    April 13, 2011
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets picked up a 5-3 victory in game one of their doubleheader at Bluffton University on Wednesday, but dropped a 4-3 decision in the nightcap to fall back to .500 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 3-3 conference record.
  • Jackets Suffer Setback in HCAC Clash with Anderson
    April 09, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets came up short against a red-hot Anderson University squad on Saturday. Defiance fell, 6-3, in the first contest and 5-3 in game two to drop into a tie for fourth place in the conference standings with a 2-2 record against HCAC opponents.
  • Jackets Split With Denison in Final Non-Conference Match
    April 05, 2011
    GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets rode Shauna Bowers’ complete-game shutout to a 2-0 victory in game one, before dropping a 9-8 extra-inning decision in the nightcap at Denison University (14-4) on Tuesday.
  • Jackets Lose a Pair to NCAA Div. III No. 14 Adrian College
    April 02, 2011
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The Yellow Jackets took on the No. 14 ranked NCAA Div. III softball team in the country on Saturday, when they traveled to Michigan for a doubleheader with the Adrian College Bulldogs (22-0).
  • Stagnant Offense Hurts DC in Doubleheader with ONU
    March 30, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets suffered back-to-back losses at home for the first time this season as Ohio Northern University held DC to seven hits and two runs in Wednesday’s doubleheader.
  • Jackets Open Conference Play with Sweep of Franklin
    March 26, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC softball team took on its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent of the season on Saturday, and looked solid on offense and defense as it downed Franklin, 5-1, in the first contest before completing the series sweep with a dominant 9-1 decision in game two.
  • Jackets Hit With a Pair of One-Run Losses at Heidelberg
    March 24, 2011
    TIFFIN, Ohio – Heidelberg (12-2) had allowed more than two runs just once this season before facing Defiance. The Yellow Jackets passed the two-run barrier in both games of their doubleheader with the Berg, but fell one run short in both games as they dropped to 7-9 this season.
  • DC Splits with Olivet, Robinson Becomes All-Time Runs Leader
    March 19, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance and Olivet split, 1-1, in a high-scoring doubleheader that featured a combined 30 runs between the two squads.
  • Faling’s Grand Slam Spurs Jackets to Sweep of Baldwin-Wallace
    March 18, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Baldwin-Wallace had allowed a total of seven runs in eight games, and brought an unblemished, 8-0, record into its doubleheader with Defiance on Friday.
  • DC Softball Splits with Trine, Hands Thunder Second Loss
    March 16, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Shauna Bowers pitched an eight-inning complete game, and Tasha Stucke forced the winning run home with a bases-loaded walk, as Defiance knocked off Trine, 4-3, in game two of its doubleheader with the Thunder. Trine won the first game, 6-1, giving DC a 4-6 record to start the season.
  • Rain Cancels DC’s Last Day at Rebel Spring Games
    March 10, 2011
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The softball team’s annual trip to the Rebel Spring Games was cut short on Thursday, as its scheduled games against Marietta College and Albion College were canceled due to rain. The team will return home after posting a 3-5 record on the road trip.
  • Offensive Struggles Lead to Pair of Losses in Florida
    March 09, 2011
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Yellow Jackets’ bats never woke up in DC’s doubleheader against Culver-Stockton College and Waynesburg University on Wednesday morning.
  • Defiance Sweeps HCAC Softball Player-of-the-Week Awards
    March 07, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – DC’s Tasha Stucke was tagged as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, and Kailea Holbrook took HCAC Pitcher-of-the-Week honors, giving the Jackets a clean sweep of the conference’s softball awards following the first week of action.
  • DC Splits in Second Day at Rebel Spring Games, Moves to 3-3
    March 07, 2011
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Defiance dropped a 5-2 decision to Muskingum University in game one, but bounced back with an eight-inning 6-5 victory over Wittenberg University in its second contest to stay at .500 this season, and improve to 3-1 at the Rebel Spring Games.
  • DC Opens Rebel Spring Games with a Pair of Decisive Wins
    March 06, 2011
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Yellow Jackets’ offense woke up on Sunday, as DC began competition at the annual Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. Defiance beat Emmanuel College, 12-4, in game one, before recording a 5-1 victory over Alverno College in its second contest.
  • Centre’s Late Runs Spoil DC’s Season-Opening Doubleheader
    March 04, 2011
    DANVILLE, Ky. – Defiance dropped both games of its season-opening doubleheader at Centre College on Friday, as the Yellow Jackets offense was held to just two runs on the day and the Colonels scored late runs in both contests.
  • Softball Picked Fifth in HCAC Softball Coaches Preseason Poll
    January 27, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Defiance College softball team was slated fifth in the 2011 HCAC Softball Coaches Preseason Poll released on Wednesday.
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