The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Baseball Hits the Record Books

Shuntaro Shirota

May 3, 2013

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Tennis, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

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...

Men’s Baseball Closes Out CU Cardinals

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

March 16, 2012

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Zach Jaspers is not a huge guy, listed at around 5 feet 7 inches and 150 pounds on the baseball roster. But on Sunday, the junior outfielder stood tall like a Yeoman, driving home the team’s seventh and game-winning run against the Concordia University Cardinals in a 7–6 victory. “Everybody was really excited about that,” Jaspers said of his hit. “It was a nice way to start the weekend off.” Quite the understatement. The Yeomen manufactured the momentum from Jasper’s game-winner into a second win, 8–4, later that Sunday against the Cardinals at All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. And though the Yeomen dropped a tightly contested 5–4 game on Wednesday to Bluffton University, it’s safe to say...

Baseball Season Preview: Young Yeomen Aim High

Phoebe Hammer

March 2, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Varsity Spring

The men’s baseball team is headed to Chillicothe, Ohio, to play Case Western Reserve University this weekend for its first game of the season. After a long preseason that included coming back to campus early for two-a-day practices, the Yeomen are ready to get on the field. “I’m just happy to be going outside again,” said sophomore second baseman Michael McDonald. “I couldn’t go to sleep last night thinking about the season. I’m really pumped, and I think everyone is.” It has been difficult for the men to practice in Williams Field House, especially sharing with other spring sports teams. “There is so much set-up for baseball,” explained Head Coach Adrian Abrahamowicz, who is beginning his second...

Women’s Basketball Competes, Falls in to Finish Regular Season

Kate Hanick

February 17, 2012

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women's basketball team played tenaciously against the No. 4 team in the nation, the DePauw University Tigers. DePauw boasted a 14–0 record in the North Coast Athletic Conference, a 20–1 record on the season and a secure spot in the playoffs when the Yeowomen took them on in a Philips Gym on Saturday. But, unfortunately, the game ended in another lopsided loss for the Yeowomen, 39-71. The Yeowomen kept the game close for the first 15 minutes, with first-year Christina Marquette scoring the first seven points for Oberlin. Unfortunately, the last nine minutes until halftime were not as successful, as the Tigers pulled away with 20 uncontested points and were up 12–35 at the end of the first session. “I...

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