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Softball Ends 2017 Run, Splits Hiram Doubleheader

Softball Ends 2017 Run, Splits Hiram Doubleheader

April 28, 2017

The softball team concluded their season Tuesday evening with a split against North Coast Athletic Conference rival, the Hiram College Terriers. Although the Yeowomen failed to make the NCAC Tournament, they saw improvements across the board in offensive and defensive categories — and most importantly in wins. The team took the first game against the Terriers 11–7 in an 11-inning thriller before dropping the season finale 5–3. Seniors Tori Poplaski, Grace Evans and Sami Mericle concluded...

In The Locker Room with Softball

In The Locker Room with Softball

April 7, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore center fielder Emma Downing and senior pitcher Tori Poplaski to discuss the recent success of the softball team. The team broke the record for wins on spring break, earning six victories over the course of the week. After dropping their first two conference games to Kenyon College last Saturday, the Yeowomen split with Allegheny College on Wednesday, winning the first contest 6–1 and dropping the second 8–2. Downing currently boasts the best batting...

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

March 31, 2017

Thriving in the sunshine state, softball set a program record for spring break wins, going 6–6 in a week of non-conference games. The Yeowomen then returned from Florida for their home opener, splitting a doubleheader with the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin won game one 6–2 before dropping the nightcap 6–5. After winning just eight games over the past two seasons, the Yeowomen have already racked up 7 wins and are 7–11 overall. Junior pitcher Sandra Kibble credits the team’s...

Player of the Week: Hannah Rasmussen

Player of the Week: Hannah Rasmussen

April 29, 2016

First-year Hannah Rasmussen winds up for a pitch. This week marked a bright spot in Rasmussen’s already impressive career as a rookie on the softball team. In the first game of the Yeowomen’s doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan University Tuesday, Rasmussen scored a career-high five strikeouts. She also pitched for a full six innings in game one, throwing a combined 9.2 innings and eight strikeouts for the day. In the team’s double­header against Defiance College Wednesday, Rasmussen contributed...

Softball Scores Conference Win

Softball Scores Conference Win

April 22, 2016

The softball team stepped up to the plate Wednesday to take on conference foe the Allegheny College Gators. Coming off of a tough weekend against the DePauw University Tigers, currently ranked number one in the North Coast Athletic Conference, the Yeowomen looked to bounce back and get their first conference win of the year. In the first game of the doubleheader, first-year pitcher Hannah Rasmussen threw a complete game, giving up no runs in a 3–0 win and helping the Yeowomen earn their first...

Player Of The Week: Izzy Gonzalez-Verlarde

Player Of The Week: Izzy Gonzalez-Verlarde

April 8, 2016

Izzy Gonzalez-Velarde tenses over the plate for her opponent’s pitch. Gonzales-Velarde cranked a two-run home run over the center wall against the Kenyon College Ladies at Kenyon’s home field this Saturday. Gonzalez-Velarde contributed to an impressive nine-run third inning for the Yeowomen’s second contest against the Ladies, her second home run of the doubleheader. Oberlin dropped its first game against Kenyon 13–5 and was narrowly defeated in the second game by a score of 18–15, with...

Yeowomen Step Up to Plate in Florida Conference

Julie Schreiber

April 1, 2016

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After a busy break competing under a sweltering Florida sun, the softball team re­turned to campus Sunday and began prepa­rations for Saturday’s first North Coast Ath­letic Conference game. The Florida tournament got off to a rocky start as the Yeowomen fought through con­secutive losses, including a few dramatic nail-biters. On March 20, Oberlin suffered a close 7–6 loss to St. Lawrence University in its first match of the tournament. The team came up short again later in the day, finish­ing 9–1 against the University of Southern Maine. First-year Emma Downing threw six straight innings, keeping St. Lawrence with­in a one-run margin after the team closed the Yeowomen’s strong three-run lead in the...

Yeowomen Can’t Dodge Arrows in Weekend Sweep

March 11, 2016

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The softball team stepped up to the plate Wednesday to take on the Ursuline College Arrows in Pepper Pike, Ohio. After two weeks of rest and preparation since their last game, the Yeowomen took the field to try to earn their first win of the season. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Arrows took an early 3–0 lead in the first inning. Ursuline would add another three runs in the fourth inning to put Oberlin down 6–0. The Yeowomen would not go down quietly, however, making a comeback bid in the top of the seventh, courtesy of a two-run homerun from junior pitcher and outfielder Tori Poplaski. Despite this, the Yeowomen were unable to continue their run, ultimately losing game one 6–2. Poplaski said...

Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

February 26, 2016

The Yeowomen stepped up to the plate for the first time this season when they headed south to Memphis, TN, for their opening tournament this weekend. With a new coaching staff, five first-years and high expectations for their season, the Yeowomen brought home some impressive performances, if not wins. Oberlin came out of last weekend with four losses after battling it out with Greenville College 10–5 and Rhodes College 12–4 on Saturday, then taking on Rhodes College again in a double-header...

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

September 4, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with field hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders and Softball Head Coach Sara Schoenhoft to discuss their first year coaching at Oberlin College. Where are you from originally? TS: I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. SS: I grew up in Cincinnati, where my family still lives. What is your athletic/coaching background? TS: I went to Radford Univer­sity with an athletic scholarship and played field hockey there for four years. Then I returned to my alma mater, w...

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