The Oberlin Review

Player of the Week: Justin Cruz

Player of the Week: Justin Cruz

April 15, 2016

Junior outfielder Justin Cruz had an impressive afternoon Wednesday, helping the Yeomen sweep the visiting Hiram College Terriers in 18 combined innings of action. The Pleasanton, CA, native had two hits in game one and earned one RBI in four at-bats. The Yeomen dominated game one, winning 11–4 and only batting six out of a possible seven innings. However, game two proved to be a much more competitive affair. The first run of the contest came in the top of the eighth, marking the first time the...

Yeomen Strike Out John Carroll

Yeomen Strike Out John Carroll

April 1, 2016

In their first game after the Tucson Invitational in Tucson, AZ, the baseball team came out with a well-earned 9–8 win to mark their homecoming against John Carroll University in a high-scoring nail-biter. After getting off to a hot of­fensive start, scoring four of nine runs in the bottom of the first inning, Oberlin eventually found itself down in the third inning. John Carroll sent an impressive seven runs to the plate in the third inning on seven hits, allow­ing the team to grab the lead...

In The Locker Room with Harrison Wollman, Kyle Dominy and Milo Sklar

In The Locker Room with Harrison Wollman, Kyle Dominy and Milo Sklar

March 11, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s baseball pitchers senior captain Harrison Wollman, junior ace Kyle Dominy and sophomore Milo Sklar to discuss the state of the team, goals for the season and feelings surrounding their home opener Saturday. The baseball team had the most successful year in Oberlin men’s athletics history last year. Are you expecting that type of success again, or are you tempering your expectations? Milo Sklar: I would say that we aren’t tempering our expectat...

Veteran Pitchers Lead Charge to Defend Conference Title

Veteran Pitchers Lead Charge to Defend Conference Title

February 12, 2016

The baseball team is heading into the spring season with last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference Champion title under their belt and a squad of veterans who lived to tell the tale — and are eager to tell it again. The Yeomen’s returning star pitchers, who just last year were rookies themselves, will be the team’s driving source of experience on the field. Last season, pitches from sophomores Milo Sklar and Sean Kiley burned down the stretch to lead the Yeomens’ defense on the mound...

Feature Photo: Baseball Champs

Feature Photo: Baseball Champs

October 9, 2015

Members of the 2014-2015 baseball team unveil their North Coast Athletic Conference Championship banner alongside College President Marvin Krislov and Director of Ath­letics Natalie Winkelfoos. The baseball team defeated The College of Wooster in the NCAC championship tournament to earn both their first NCAC championship title and Oberlin’s first NCAC championship title for a men’s team. The Yeomen finished last season 21–28 overall and 3–2 in the NCAA Championships. Automatically qualifying...

Baseball Upsets Gators, Fighting Scots

Baseball Upsets Gators, Fighting Scots

May 8, 2015

After splitting the first two games of its series against the DePauw University Tigers, Oberlin baseball emerged victorious in the rubber match on Sunday, winning 11–1 to earn a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. This is the team’s second ever appearance in the tournament, with the first coming in 2013. In that appearance, the Yeomen won their second game against the Denison University Big Red but were eliminated from the tournament after falling to both the College of Wo...

Inconsistency Keeps Baseball .500 Against Lords

Inconsistency Keeps Baseball .500 Against Lords

April 17, 2015

The baseball team played back-to-back doubleheaders last weekend against the Kenyon College Lords, splitting both sets to push its season record to 11–16. On Saturday, the Yeomen struggled out of the gate as junior pitcher Harrison Wollman allowed six runs in the first inning, putting the team in a hole before it could take its first swings of the game. The Yeomen bullpen picked up the struggling starter thereafter, allowing just one run on three hits in 6.1 innings after Wollman’s departure. T...

Yeomen Inconsistent, Go 6–8 On Trip to Arizona

Yeomen Inconsistent, Go 6–8 On Trip to Arizona

April 3, 2015

The baseball team returns to Oberlin after a 14-game stretch at the Tucson Invitational over its spring break trip to Tucson, AZ. The Yeomen faced competition from all over the country at the weeklong event, finishing with a 6–8 record to push their overall record to 9–12. The Yeomen started the week off with back-to-back doubleheaders against Hamline University and Gustavus Adolphus College, both Minnesota-based schools that also made the trip out west for the competition. Oberlin split the ...

Yeomen’s Season Comes to Close in Crossover Play

Michaela Puterbaugh

May 9, 2014

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The baseball team ended its season with three consecutive losses of 14–2, 13–6 and 4–1 against the DePauw University Tigers this past weekend in the North Coast Athletic Conference Crossover Series. With the losses, the Yeomen were eliminated from the conference tournament, and the Tigers will advance to Chillicothe, Ohio this weekend for the playoffs. “Obviously, it wasn't the result we wanted,” junior outfielder Andrew Hutson said. “DePauw came out and played the best series of their season and beat us, simple as that. No reason for us to be too down about it.” The Tigers set the pace in the first game of the series, scoring 14 runs before the Yeomen could get on the board. “We scored in each...

Yeomen Beat Spartans in Hutson Walk-Off

Yeomen Beat Spartans in Hutson Walk-Off

May 2, 2014

Last Sunday the Yeomen played the Case Western Reserve University Spartans in a doubleheader, winning the first game in walk-off fashion and losing the second in a blowout. The Spartans are a nationally ranked team and first in their conference, so the Yeomen knew they were in for a challenging set of games. “A lot of teams tend to psych themselves out before playing tougher opponents,” first-year Justin Cruz said. “The fact that we came out and didn't let their good reputation affect...

Baseball Ready for NCAC Crossover Play

Baseball Ready for NCAC Crossover Play

April 25, 2014

The Yeomen split their doubleheader against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on their Senior Day this past Saturday. The Yeomen won the first game 3–2 but fell to the Scots 4–2 in 10 innings in the second game. In the opener, senior Mike McDonald secured his sixth win of the year by striking out eight and allowing only six hits and two runs in what was his team-leading fifth complete game. Saturday’s game marked McDonald’s 15th career win for Oberlin, just one short of tying the school...

Yeomen Take 3 of 4 From Kenyon Lords

Yeomen Take 3 of 4 From Kenyon Lords

April 11, 2014

This past weekend, the baseball team headed to Gambier, Ohio, to play the Kenyon College Lords in a four game league series. The Yeomen won the series 3–1, only dropping their third game by a score of 1–2. This win marks their fifth conference win of the season and is an improvement over last season’s series loss to the Lords. In the first game on Saturday, the Yeomen defeated the Lords 11–1, as senior captain and pitcher Mike McDonald had a career-best performance, throwing a complete...

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