The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Stick it Out with 10 Games in 5 Days

Yeomen Stick it Out with 10 Games in 5 Days

April 4, 2014

The baseball team played well over spring break, ending its annual trip to Tucson, AZ, with a 7–3 record. Two of the games took place at Veterans Memorial Stadium where both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox played their spring training games. “Playing at the stadium made me feel like a major leaguer,” said first-year Darren Zaslau. The Yeomen played 10 games in just five days. Oberlin started off the week by earning a split with the University of Wisconsin-Superior....

Despite Rainy Preseason, Obies Remain Hopeful

Tyler Sloan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

The baseball team will hit the road this weekend for its first games of the season. This spring the Yeomen welcome 10 first-years to their roster, pushing the total number to 39 players. Coming off a successful 22–21 season and boasting a talented pool of returning players, the Yeomen have set high expectations for themselves in the upcoming season. Oberlin’s last season ended in the semifinal round of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament against Allegheny College in a heart breaking 6–5 loss. Though the defeat was a tough one to swallow for the team, the successful season set a handful of new Oberlin baseball records with 22 wins and the first tournament appearance in Oberlin history. “My main...

Yeomen Poised for First Playoff Appearance in History

Taylor Swift

May 10, 2013

The Yeomen sealed a clutch victory against Wittenberg University last Sunday to capture their first ever appearance in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in program history. Splitting wins with the Tigers in their double-header Saturday, the Yeomen came back on fire and ready to play Sunday, defeating the Tigers 9–6. The Yeomen took control from the start, putting up two runs in the first inning. The first came from sophomore Ryan Bliss, who drove in after NCAC player of the week Danny Baldocchi after he made it to first from a fielder’s choice. The second run soon followed as sophomore Mitchell Novak stole home. Baldocchi helped get two more runs on the board in the sixth inning, when he blasted a...

Oberlin Baseball Hits the Record Books

Shuntaro Shirota

May 3, 2013

The best baseball team in Oberlin history? With a roster full of underclassmen, it may have sounded delusional a few months ago, but this year’s baseball team is the finest squad in school history, breaking the record for most wins in a season. Their 19­–18 record edged out the 2010 team’s record of 18–19. Perhaps even more impressive is that they qualified for postseason play for the first time ever, and they currently wait to battle at the Crossover Games this weekend, on May 4. “It’s my first year, but it feels pretty awesome to be able to say that we were the best team in Oberlin College history,” said first-year pitcher Jessie Kohler. Looming ahead for the Yeomen is a first time trip to the...

In the Locker Room with Sean Cohen and Ben Whitener

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

April 26, 2013

How do you think the season is going so far? Ben Whitener: We finished 9–7 in conference, which is the best we’ve ever done. We also played a pretty tough out-of-league schedule, which is a huge improvement. Sean Cohen: We won a lot of games against a lot of tough teams. It seems like [in] all the close games, we’ve pulled out with a win. It’s great to be on a team that knows how to finish. How many games do you play? BW: Typically we play about 40 games per season, with 16 conference games. SC: [On weekends] we have two double-headers and then another one during the week, usually on Wednesday. It’s a grueling schedule. What other things do you guys have going on besides baseball? SC: Well, a few of us st...

Baseball Strikes Out The Scots

April 26, 2013

The baseball team brought home its first win against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots since 2008 this Saturday in a 3–1, 14-inning brawl and the first of two games. This game represented one of the brightest moments in Yeomen baseball this season as junior Mike McDonald pitched eight scoreless innings. The Yeomen lost the second game Saturday night in a 2–1 pitching clash against the Fighting Scots. The Yeomen started the first game with first-year Harrison Wollman on the mound, allowing nine hits and only one run. “I just went about this game as I would any other and I didn't let the hype that comes with Wooster's team affect me,” Wollman said. Oberlin led the Scots 1–0 until the bottom of the sixth,...

Baseball Splits Four-Game Series with Gators

Spencer Conley

April 19, 2013

The baseball team was forced to settle for a split in their four-game series against the visiting Allegheny College Gators last weekend. The Yeomen took the first two games on Saturday, winning 5–4 and 10–5, but they failed to show up Sunday, losing 2–6 and 5–11. The Yeomen came out with a purpose on Saturday, looking to score big against a team they haven’t typically played well against. The Yeomen found themselves in a 3–3 dogfight in the bottom of the fifth. Senior Robin Witjes came through with a crucial hit to bring home sophomore Jeffery Schweighoffer, followed by an RBI from sophomore Ryan Bliss and another run sparked by a fielder’s choice from sophomore Mitch Novak. But the Gators bats came...

Yeomen Finish 2–8 in Spring Break Tournament

Ellie Huizenga

April 5, 2013

Men’s baseball has been having a solid season. With nine wins in the first 18 games, the team has been maintaining a level of play that is carrying it through the season. The strength of the roster has allowed the Yeomen to step up to challenging teams as the season has progressed. Over spring break, they made their annual trip to Tucson, AZ. The team won its first two games against Mid- dlebury College, coming back from a 9–0 deficit in the first contest, but failed to overcome any of the other teams they faced. “I don’t think our 2–8 record on the trip reflected our play,” said junior Mattias DeDoes. “We played some strong teams, and we were in most of the games. I thought we played all right for...

Yeomen Baseball Off to Hot Start

Shuntaro Shirota

March 15, 2013

Four away games and four wins. The Yeomen come out of last weekend as a perfect squad, completing a sweep over the D’Youville College Spartans in Avon, Ohio. Spirits are high for the Yeomen as they enter the week after being triumphant in two double headers. The first set, on Saturday, featured impressive execution on offense combined with stellar pitching. Led by sophomore Andrew Hutson, who completed the day going six for seven with three runs and four RBIs, the Yeomen put up 10 and 14 run games, respectively. Although poor pitching and defense did not help the Spartans, Oberlin’s strong offense was sensational as it rallied runs consistently. “Our offense is one of our strengths. We hit the ball hard, [and]...

An Up and Down Season Ends in the Conference Quarters

Erickson Andrews

February 22, 2013

The final seconds ticked off the clock on the Yeowomen’s basketball season Tuesday night in an away loss to Kenyon College. After trailing by more than 25 points early in the game, the Yeowomen fought their way back into the contest to lose by a score of 70–61. Going out with a bang in her last varsity basketball game, senior Ellen Neumann contributed 13 points and six rebounds. The Yeowomen will be losing two seniors this coming year, Neumann and Allison Anderson, but the team's eyes are set on a more successful season than the one they just completed, going 4–12 in conference and 9–17 overall. “We have a good group of girls coming back,” said Lillian Jahan, a junior from San Francisco. “We certainly...

Baseball Ends Season with a Split

Phoebe Hammer, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012

After 40 games in just over two months, the baseball team finished their season this Wednesday against Wilmington College of Ohio in a split. The Yeomen lost their first game in a close, 8–7 match, but battled back and secured a final victory with a 6–7 score. In the first game, the Yeomen took an early lead, but the Quakers managed to come back after errors late in the game. “We were down going into the seventh inning, and we made a comeback to tie it up, but then we made a few costly errors to get the loss,” commented sophomore Michael McDonald. In the second game, the Yeomen came out strong to snap their 12-game losing streak, but it was no easy battle. At the top of the seventh inning, Oberlin led ...

Spring Update: Slew of Successes

Quinn Hull and Madeline O'Meara

April 6, 2012

Women’s Lacrosse The Yeowomen set the bar high as they began their spring season with the best start in program history, setting off an eight-game winning streak before losing to last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference champion, Denison University. First-year phenom Kate Hanick was named NCAC Player of the Week and leads the team in scoring with 29 goals. The team has already doubled their wins from last season and needs only one more win to have a .500 record. Head Coach Jacqueline McDevitt looks forward to the rest of conference play. “We have built a solid foundation over the past two months, and I am excited and energized to put into play all of the things we’ve learned,” McDevitt said. Men’s...

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