2016 Softball News

  • Emily Denhard Named NCAA Statistical Champion
    June 21, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Defiance College softball player and junior outfielder Emily Denhard (Troy, Mich./Kolbe Academy) has been named as the NCAA Division Statistical Champion in sacrifice hits per game for the 2016 season.
  • Softball Has 11 Selected NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete
    June 13, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Eleven members of the Defiance College softball team have been selected National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete for their efforts in the classroom.
  • Defiance Has 61 Student-Athletes Selected Chi Alpha Sigma
    June 02, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College Athletic Department announced its group of student-athletes to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.
  • DC Has 22 Spring Athletes Earn Academic All-HCAC Honors
    May 23, 2016
    GREENWOOD, IND. – The Defiance College spring athletic teams had 22 student-athletes named to the Tom Bohlsen All-Academic Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference list for the spring sport season.
  • Osborne and Haydett Earn HCAC Accolades
    May 11, 2016
    GREENWOOD, IND. – Defiance College softball players Jordan Osborne (Delaware/Rutherford B. Hayes) and Katie Haydett (St. Clair Shores, Mich. /Lakeview) were recognized by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for their performances on the field in the 2016 season.
  • Softball Ends Season with a Split
    May 02, 2016
    FRANKLIN, IND. – The Defiance College softball team traveled to Franklin, Ind. to face Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Franklin (Ind.) College and ended the 2016 season with a split against the Grizzlies.
  • Yellow Jackets Dominate the Yeowomen
    April 27, 2016
    OBERLIN, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team outhit their opponent 15-3 in game one and 17-13 in game two to cruise past Oberlin College in non-conference play in Oberlin, Ohio.
  • DC Softball Splits with Rose-Hulman (Ind.)
    April 24, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team split with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology after losing 2-1 in game one, but winning game two 7-1 at Sal Hench Field.
  • Jackets Sweep MSJ; Holava Earns 200th Career Win
    April 23, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Head Coach Jodie Holava earns her 200th career win as Defiance College softball swept Mount St. Joseph University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on senior day at Sal Hench Field.
  • Yellow Jackets Stumble at Manchester (Ind.)
    April 20, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Late rally from Manchester (Ind.) University in game two was the difference maker in the Defiance College softball doubleheader loss to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Manchester (Ind.) University in North Manchester, Ind.
  • DC Gets Shut Out by Anderson (Ind.)
    April 16, 2016
    ANDERSON, IND. – The Defiance College softball team traveled to Anderson, Ind. to face Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Anderson (Ind.) University and fell to the Ravens, 7-0 in game one and 4-0 in game two.
  • Defiance Beats Bluffton
    April 13, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team swept Bluffton University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play by winning game one, 1-0 and game two, 4-2 at Sal Hench Field.
  • Kuhn Hits a Grand Slam in Losses to Hanover (Ind.)
    April 09, 2016
    HANOVER, IND. – Despite a grand slam from sophomore Kaity Kuhn (Celina) in game one, the Defiance College softball team couldn’t overcome the deficit and lost both games of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against Hanover (Ind.) College in Hanover, Ind.
  • Heidelberg Takes Two from Defiance
    March 29, 2016
    TIFFIN, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team traveled to Tiffin, Ohio to face non-conference opponent Heidelberg University and dropped both games to the Student Princes.
  • Yellow Jackets Begin HCAC Play with a Split
    March 26, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team opened up Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a split against Transylvania (Ky.) University at Sal Hench Field.
  • Softball Swept by Calvin (Mich.)
    March 25, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Idle bats proved to be the game-changer as the Defiance College softball team dropped both games of the doubleheader series against Calvin (Mich.) College in non-conference play at Sal Hench Field.
  • DC Splits with Denison
    March 23, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College softball team split with Denison University in non-conference play after losing game one, 4-0 and winning game two 9-1 in five innings at Sal Hench Field.
  • Warren Named HCAC Hitter of the Week
    March 21, 2016
    GREENWOOD, IND. – Defiance College softball player Megan Warren (Mason) has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference “Hitter of the Week.”
  • Cold Weather; Hot Bats for the Yellow Jackets
    March 20, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The weather was cold, but the bats were hot as the Defiance College softball team swept Adrian (Mich.) College in the home opener in non-conference play at Sal Hench Field.
  • Yellow Jackets Rebound and End Day with a Split
    March 18, 2016
    OLIVET, MICH. – The Defiance College softball team fell to Olivet (Mich.) College in a 9-1 five-inning game and turned around and stole the second game 10-3 to finish the day with a split in non-conference action.
  • Defiance Splits Games on Final Day of Florida Schedule
    March 11, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- The Defiance College softball team wrapped-up its Florida schedule with a two-game split, falling to Coe (Iowa) College, 15-7 in five innings, and beating Montclair (N.J.) State University, 5-4, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Softball Shuts Out Beloit; Falls to Farmingdale State
    March 10, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- For the second straight day, the Defiance College softball team split a pair of games with a victory against Beloit (Wisc.) University, 7-0, but falling to Farmingdale (N.Y.) State College in the nightcap, 7-6, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • DC Softball Split Games in Florida
    March 08, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- The Defiance College softball team earned a split falling to Baldwin Wallace University, 3-1, but defeating Widener (Pa.) University, 5-3, at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Jackets Knotch First Wins of the Season
    March 07, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- The Defiance College softball team rallied from a pair of losses yesterday with a pair of victories on the second day of its "southern swing" with a 4-0 shutout against Husson (Maine) University and a 15-7 drubbing of Hiram College in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Softball Loses Pair of Season-Opening Games
    March 06, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- The Defiance College softball team lost both games on its first day of the 2016 season in Kissimmee, Fla. The Yellow Jackets fell, 7-4, against Illinois College and, 4-2, against Carroll (Wisc.) University.
  • 2016 Softball Season Preview
    February 26, 2016
    The 2015 season was a year of growth for the Defiance College softball team and the Yellow Jackets will look to transform the experiences gained from a year ago into a possible run at a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship.
  • Seven Softball Players Recognized By the NFCA
    October 15, 2015
    Louisville, KY. – The Defiance College softball team had seven players recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as an All-America Scholar-Athlete for the 2014-15 academic year.