Defiance Yellow Jackets

Overall: 6-32 - Conference: 2-21
3/7 vs. Monmouth L, 18-8 BX
3/7 at Thiel L, 13-1 BX BX RC
3/8 vs. Elms L, 11-5 BX RC RC
3/10 at Baruch L, 7-0 BX RC
3/11 vs. Haverford L, 6-1 BX
3/11 at Haverford L, 9-5 BX RC
3/16 at Ohio Northern W, 3-1 BX RC
3/17 vs. Grace (Ind.) L, 9-0 BX RC
3/19 vs. Trine L, 2-1 BX BX RC
3/19 vs. Trine L, 8-3 BX
3/20 vs. Albion W, 5-0 BX RC
3/20 vs. Albion L, 3-1 BX
3/22 vs. Goshen W, 9-2 BX RC
3/25 at Rose-Hulman * • L, 6-1 BX BX BX RC
3/26 at Rose-Hulman * • L, 5-0 BX
3/26 at Rose-Hulman * • W, 11-9 BX RC
3/29 vs. Taylor (Ind.) L, 3-2 BX RC
4/2 vs. Hanover * • L, 4-3 BX BX
4/2 vs. Hanover * • L, 22-9 BX RC
4/3 vs. Hanover * • L, 15-2 BX BX RC
4/5 at Manchester * • L, 23-4 BX RC
4/6 at Adrian W, 6-5 BX RC
4/9 vs. Earlham * • L, 5-1 BX
4/9 vs. Earlham * • L, 4-3 BX BX RC
4/10 vs. Earlham * • L, 7-2 BX BX RC
4/12 vs. Manchester * • L, 11-3 BX RC
4/16 at Anderson * • L, 7-5 BX BX
4/16 at Anderson * • L, 14-0 BX BX RC
4/17 at Anderson * • L, 22-8 BX BX RC
4/21 vs. Bluffton * • L, 7-2 BX RC
4/22 at Transylvania * • L, 8-2 BX RC
4/26 at Bluffton * • L, 19-5 BX RC
4/29 vs. Franklin * • L, 8-6 BX RC
4/30 vs. Franklin * • L, 9-0 BX BX
4/30 vs. Franklin * • L, 14-2 BX BX RC RC
5/6 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • W, 6-3 BX BX RC
5/7 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • L, 8-3 BX BX
5/7 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • L, 12-0 BX RC

All times Eastern (* Conference; • Region)
Overall: 6-32 - Conference: 2-21
3/25 at Rose-Hulman * • L, 6-1 BX BX BX RC
3/26 at Rose-Hulman * • L, 5-0 BX BX BX
3/26 at Rose-Hulman * • W, 11-9 BX BX BX RC
4/2 vs. Hanover * • L, 4-3 BX BX
4/2 vs. Hanover * • L, 22-9 BX BX BX RC
4/3 vs. Hanover * • L, 15-2 BX BX RC
4/5 at Manchester * • L, 23-4 BX BX BX RC
4/9 vs. Earlham * • L, 5-1 BX BX BX
4/9 vs. Earlham * • L, 4-3 BX BX RC
4/10 vs. Earlham * • L, 7-2 BX BX RC
4/12 vs. Manchester * • L, 11-3 BX BX BX RC
4/16 at Anderson * • L, 7-5 BX BX
4/16 at Anderson * • L, 14-0 BX BX RC
4/17 at Anderson * • L, 22-8 BX BX RC
4/21 vs. Bluffton * • L, 7-2 BX BX BX RC
4/22 at Transylvania * • L, 8-2 BX RC
4/26 at Bluffton * • L, 19-5 BX BX BX RC
4/29 vs. Franklin * • L, 8-6 BX BX BX RC
4/30 vs. Franklin * • L, 9-0 BX BX
4/30 vs. Franklin * • L, 14-2 BX BX RC RC
5/6 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • W, 6-3 BX BX RC
5/7 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • L, 8-3 BX BX
5/7 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • L, 12-0 BX BX BX RC

(* Conference; • Region)
2011 Standings
Manchester 17-7 28-15
Franklin 16-8 30-14
Rose-Hulman 16-9 27-16
Anderson 14-8 26-14
Transylvania 12-9 21-12
Mount St. Joseph 14-11 21-19
Bluffton 11-13 19-20
Hanover 10-14 15-23
Earlham 6-18 13-24
Defiance 2-21 6-32

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Team Quick Facts

Coach: Derek Woodley
Conference: HCAC

Defiance

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 718
Location: Defiance, OH
Colors: Purple, Gold
Region: Mideast
Field: Craig A. Rutter Field (0)

News Releases

May 9, 2013
DC Drops HCAC Opening Round Thriller to No. 13 Manchester
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball squad traveled to Manchester University on...
May 5, 2013
Teams qualify on final regular season weekend
As playoff bids were awarded across the D-III landscape, teams were jockeying for seeding in next...
May 4, 2013
DC Baseball Records First 20-Win Season Since 1995
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College baseball program reached the 20-win plateau for the...
May 3, 2013
DC Pitching Powers Jackets to Fourth in HCAC Standings
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team traveled down to Lexington on Friday to wrap...
April 30, 2013
No. 13 Manchester Too Much For Yellow Jackets in Home Finale
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team played its final home game of the 2013...
April 27, 2013
Yellow Jackets Earn Split in Doubleheader at Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – After a tough, hard-fought loss the night before to the Engineers, the...
April 26, 2013
DC Loses Heartbreaker in Bottom of the Ninth at Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball program traveled to Rose-Hulman this weekend...
April 21, 2013
McLaughlin’s Pitching Performance Seals Series Sweep of Quakers
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets improved to a record of 17-10 on Sunday afternoon with its...
April 20, 2013
Seniors Shine in Last Home Saturday Games of the Season
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Senior pitchers Aaron Patterson and Jake Taylor each notched wins against the...
April 14, 2013
DC Baseball Takes Franklin Series for First Time Since 2006
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a hard fought-fought 3-2 victory in the series opener on Saturday...
April 13, 2013
Defiance Bests Grizzlies in Game One Pitcher’s Dual
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On a cold and windy afternoon at Defiance College, the Yellow Jacket baseball...
April 9, 2013
Yellow Jackets Fall to No. 16 Spartans in Weekday Matchup
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College baseball squad traveled to Manchester...
April 6, 2013
DC Pitchers Shut Down the Lions in Sweep of Doubleheader
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team entered Saturdayâ€...
April 5, 2013
Mount St. Joseph Edges Defiance in HCAC Matchup
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team came into the weekend Heartland...
April 3, 2013
Yellow Jacket Baseball Tops Trine in One-Run Game
ANGOLA, Ind. – The DC baseball team won its second game in as many days on Wednesday afternoon...
April 2, 2013
Freshmen Bats Fuel DC Victory in High-Scoring Affair
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team got back on the winning track on Tuesday...
March 30, 2013
Anderson Takes Two Against Defiance in HCAC Doubleheader
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket baseball team played a doubleheader against Anderson on...
March 29, 2013
Late-Inning Rally Falls Short For Yellow Jacket Baseball
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball program hosted Anderson University on Friday...
March 23, 2013
DC Baseball Wins Series Against Hanover to Begin HCAC Play
HANOVER, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team split a pair of games against Hanover on...
March 22, 2013
Jackets Win Conference Opener in Thrilling Fashion
HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College baseball program won its Heartland Collegiate Athletic...
March 15, 2013
DC Baseball Sweeps Salem State to Finish Gene Cusic Classic
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket baseball program finished its spring break trip in fine...
March 14, 2013
DC Baseball Loses Low-Scoring Affair Against Lakeland
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket men’s baseball team faced Lakeland College in the...
March 12, 2013
DC’s Walk-Off Winner Propels Jackets to a Series Split
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket baseball team won game two of its doubleheader against...
March 11, 2013
Waterman’s Monster Game Gives DC Baseball a Split with Warriors
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Yellow Jacket baseball squad got its annual Florida spring break slate...
March 1, 2013
DC Baseball Opens 2013 with Pair of Wins Against Calvin
The Defiance College baseball team topped Calvin, 6-5 and 7-5, on Friday afternoon to start the 2013...
January 22, 2013
Defiance Places Three on HCAC's Watch List
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2013 preseason coaches’ poll and...
May 17, 2012
Waterman Leads Four Yellow Jackets on All-HCAC Team
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently unveiled its 2012 All-Conference Team for...
May 7, 2012
DC’s Helland Honored by HCAC with Weekly Award
Aaron Helland helped the Defiance College baseball team pick up a sweep of Mount St. Joseph on the...
May 5, 2012
DC Baseball Completes Sweep of MSJ to End Season
Defiance College wrapped up its 2012 baseball season on a positive note, handling Mount St. Joseph...
May 4, 2012
Jackets Pound Mount St. Joseph in Doubleheader Sweep
Defiance College earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season against a Heartland Collegiate...
May 1, 2012
Beyond the Box Score with DC's Braden Brugler
Braden Brugler is part of a nine-man senior class for the Yellow Jackets on the diamond and is a...
May 1, 2012
Donese Drives Home Three in Loss to Heidelberg
Defiance College took its home field for the final time of the 2012 campaign, hosting Heidelberg...
April 29, 2012
DC Baseball Scores 12-Inning Victory at Hanover
Defiance outlasted Hanover in Sunday’s series finale, using a five-run outburst in the top of...
April 28, 2012
Panthers Escape with Two Wins Against Defiance
The Defiance College baseball team suffered two more defeats by two runs or fewer, pushing the...
April 25, 2012
Jackets Fade After Fast Start in Rain-Shortened Contest
Defiance waited out a 105 minute rain delay, before jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of...
April 24, 2012
Defiance Holds Off Spartans in Thrilling Triumph
Defiance College opened Tuesday’s game at Manchester with five-straight hits and...
April 22, 2012
Taylor and Habecker Push DC Past Anderson in Series Finale
DC’s Jake Taylor allowed just one earned run in eight efficient innings and Andy Habecker...
April 21, 2012
Jacket Bats Struggle in Senior Day Defeats to Ravens
Defiance managed only two runs over 16 innings of Saturday’s doubleheader against Anderson and...
April 17, 2012
DC's Waterman Delivers Game-Winning Hit at Bluffton
Darin Waterman laced a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth inning to give Defiance a 5-4 lead...
April 13, 2012
Jackets Cough Up Eight-Run Lead in Loss at Earlham
Defiance opened a weekend set at Earlham by jumping one of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic...
April 9, 2012
HCAC Names DC’s Waterman as Pitcher of the Week
Darin Waterman shut down the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s highest scoring...
April 9, 2012
Spartans Top Defiance in HCAC Showdown at Parkview Field
Defiance College could not dent the scoreboard until the bottom of the eighth inning and suffered a...
April 7, 2012
Grizzlies Take Weekend Set Over DC with Saturday Victory
Franklin scored five runs in the third inning to take a 6-2 lead and held off Defiance for the 7-5...
April 6, 2012
DC Baseball Scores HCAC Win at Franklin
Defiance picked up its first conference victory of the season on Friday, scoring an extra-inning win...
April 4, 2012
NCAA Division I Bowling Green Too Much for DC
Defiance College took a break from its conference slate on Wednesday afternoon to take on NCAA...
April 3, 2012
Bluffton Uses Six-Run Sixth to Get Past Jackets
Bluffton sent a pair of three-run home runs over the right field fence at Craig A. Rutter Field on...
April 2, 2012
HCAC Names Kremer as Hitter of the Week
Defiance College’s Brad Kremer hit for the cycle and posted a 1.731 OPS over four games to...
April 1, 2012
Defiance's Kremer Hits for Cycle
Brad Kremer hit for the cycle in reverse order over his final four trips to the plate on Sunday and...
March 31, 2012
DC Baseball Drops Pair to Pioneers
Defiance College managed just two hits in a 4-0 setback to Transylvania in Saturday’s opener...
March 27, 2012
Jackets Hold Off Albion for Non-Conference Victory
The Defiance College baseball team got another solid pitching performance and backed it up with a...
March 25, 2012
Rose-Hulman Spoils Gem from Leskow to Edge Past Jackets
Stephen Leskow took a perfect game into the fifth inning and combined with Brett Belew and Alex...
March 24, 2012
Engineers Take Pair of Pitcher's Duels Over Defiance
Darin Waterman and Jake Taylor each tossed a complete game, holding Rose-Hulman to six earned runs...
March 21, 2012
Jackets Take Home Opener with 7-2 Win Over Lourdes
Defiance College evened its season record at 6-6 with a 7-2 victory over Lourdes College on...
March 16, 2012
DC Closes Gene Cusic Classic with Rout of Principia
The Defiance College baseball team scored 16 runs in its final contest in Fort Myers, Florida to...
March 15, 2012
Yellow Jackets Rally but Fall Short to Lakeland
Defiance College scored in each of the final three innings on Thursday to nearly overcome an early...
March 13, 2012
Jackets Slug Past UM-Morris for Doubleheader Sweep
Defiance crossed the plate 19 times in two games on Tuesday and took a pair of victories against...
March 12, 2012
DC Baseball Opens Florida Trip with Split
Defiance College allowed two runs in the final frame of Monday’s opener against New England...
March 4, 2012
Jackets Drop Pair of Games on Diamond at Centre
The Yellow Jackets managed only one run on six hits in Sunday’s doubleheader at Centre...
March 3, 2012
Waterman Hurls Jackets Past Calvin in Season Opener
Sophomore Darin Waterman struck out 10 batters over six innings of work and added a pair of base...
March 2, 2012
"ITH" Previews the 2012 Defiance Baseball Season
Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" takes a look at the upcoming 2012 baseball season for...
March 2, 2012
DC Baseball Has Season Opener Postponed
The start to the 2012 baseball season will be pushed back one day for the Defiance College Yellow...
January 31, 2012
Yellow Jacket Baseball Lands Four on HCAC Watch List
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its 2012 preseason baseball poll and...
June 23, 2011
Defiance's Kahsen and Wade Continuing Pro Careers on the Diamond
Fresh off of successful stints in the Arizona Winter League, during which Kasey Kahsen and Keith...
May 17, 2011
DC's Riley, Leskow and Waterman Named All-HCAC
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Baseball All-HCAC Squad on Tuesday,...
May 7, 2011
DC Baseball Wraps Up 2011 Campaign
The Defiance College baseball program saw its 2011 season come to an end on Saturday, with a...
May 6, 2011
Lehman Plates Three to Propel Jackets Past MSJ
The Yellow Jackets plated three runs in the sixth inning to break open a 3-3 tie and Andy Habecker...
April 30, 2011
Defiance Closes Weekend Set with Grizzlies
The Yellow Jackets could not slow the Franklin College lineup on Saturday, as the Grizzlies scored...
April 29, 2011
Jackets Fall in Extra Innings to Franklin in Series Opener
Franklin plated five runs in the final two frames to edge Defiance in 10 innings by an 8-6 margin at...
April 26, 2011
Kremer Blasts First Career Dinger in Loss at Bluffton
Freshman Brad Kremer launched a two-run home run in the top of the first inning on Tuesday to give...
April 22, 2011
Game One Goes Final, Games Two and Three Cancelled
Defiance was hit with an abbreviated loss on Saturday morning, when inclement weather prevented DC...
April 21, 2011
Seven-Run Eighth Inning Propels Beavers Past Defiance
Stephen Leskow held a powerful Bluffton lineup scoreless through his first seven innings of work on...
April 17, 2011
Ravens Slug Past DC on the Diamond
Anderson used a six-run rally in the fourth inning to erase a 2-0 DC lead and went on to sweep the...
April 16, 2011
Anderson Takes Pair Against Yellow Jackets
Defiance College was four outs from a series-opening victory on Saturday at Anderson but saw the...
April 12, 2011
Jackets Let Early Lead Slip Away to Manchester
Bobby Pardun and Brent James laced two-out singles in the bottom of the first inning to push...
April 10, 2011
Quakers Use Two-Out Rallies to Top Defiance
Earlham College plated all seven of its runs with two outs on Sunday afternoon, using a series of...
April 9, 2011
Defiance Bats Falter in Pair of Losses to Earlham
Defiance College suffered a pair of losses against Earlham College on Saturday at Craig A. Rutter...
April 6, 2011
Jackets Rebound for 6-5 Win at Adrian
Defiance College overcame an early four-run deficit at Adrian College on Wednesday evening to score...
April 5, 2011
DC's Helland Collects Three Hits in Road Defeat
Aaron Helland collected three of Defiance College’s nine hits on Tuesday at Manchester but it...
April 3, 2011
DC Drops Series Finale to Panthers on the Diamond
Hanover scored three runs in each of the first three innings and rolled past Defiance by a 15-2...
April 2, 2011
Defiance Drops First Two of Series to Hanover
The Hanover Panthers rallied for three runs in their final at bat of Saturday’s opening game,...
March 29, 2011
Missed Chances Cost Yellow Jackets on the Diamond
One game after breaking out for 11 runs on 15 hits, the Defiance College offense went 2-18 with...
March 26, 2011
Defiance Bats Explode in Ninth to Salvage Split
Brad Kremer stroked a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning to cap a seven-run outburst...
March 25, 2011
DC Drops HCAC Opener at Rose-Hulman
Defiance College ran into a streaking Rose-Hulman squad on Friday and suffered a 6-1 setback in the...
March 22, 2011
Jackets Put Nine Runs on the Board in Victory
Defiance College closed its six-game homestand on Tuesday by scoring a season-high nine runs in a...
March 20, 2011
Rookie Hurlers Shine for DC in Split Against Albion
Freshmen Darin Waterman and Ryan Valentine led a strong day on the mound for the Yellow Jackets, as...
March 19, 2011
Yellow Jackets Drop Pair on Diamond to Thunder
The Defiance College baseball team suffered a pair of losses on Saturday to Trine, falling 2-1 and...
March 17, 2011
Lancers Blank DC in 2011 Homer Opener
The Defiance College bats continued to struggle on Thursday, failing to score and mustering only six...
March 16, 2011
Waterman Hurls Complete Game in Win at Ohio Northern
Darin Waterman held Ohio Northern to one run in nine innings of work to notch his first career...
March 11, 2011
DC Baseball Ends Gene Cusic Classic With Pair of Setbacks
The Defiance College baseball team ended its stay in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday with a pair of...
March 10, 2011
Late-Inning Rally Costs Jackets Again in 7-0 Defeat
Defiance College allowed six runs in the seventh and eighth innings of Thursday’s contest...
March 9, 2011
Go Beyond the Box Score with Defiance's Matt Kaighin
Matt Kaighin is one of three seniors on the baseball team for DC in 2011 and the only senior...
March 8, 2011
Elms Uses Ninth-Inning Surge to Get Past Jackets
Defiance College took a 5-3 lead into the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday against Elms College,...
March 7, 2011
DC Baseball Opens 2011 Season in Fort Myers
Defiance College got its first taste of action in the 2011 campaign on Monday with a pair of games...
February 21, 2011
DC Duo Excelling in Arizona Winter League
A pair of former Defiance College baseball standouts are continuing their playing careers beyond the...
January 25, 2011
Defiance Baseball Has Four Named to HCAC Watch List
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Baseball Preseason Watch List on...
December 6, 2010
Defiance College Baseball Chips In Off the Diamond
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team continued its commitment to the environmen...

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