The Oberlin Review

Despite Injuries, Softball Looks Forward to Conference Play


April 5, 2013

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

On Tuesday, April 2 the softball team traveled to Granville, OH, to take on the Big Red of Denison University. The Yeowomen fell short of victory in both games of their double header, losing 5–2 and 4–1. Coach Mimi Mahon unfortunately only had nine of her 12 players available to battle the strong 11–5 Denison team. Although they had some missing players, the Yeowomen stepped up to the plate and put on impressive performances in their teammates’ absence. Mahon commented on the Yeowomen’s performance at the game, stating, “both our infield and outfield are becoming more consistent.” It is rather impressive to see such positive results from the Yeowomen, even though some are playing out of position to cover...

New Staff Brings Positive Attitude to Softball Season

February 8, 2013

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Oberlin College softball team ended the 2012 season with a 14–26 record, the most recorded wins in a season to date. While Head Coach Mimi Mahon was excited about the historic season, she knows there is still a lot of work to be done. “We lost our catcher, Kristen Dix, to graduation last spring and are looking to sophomore Megan Bautista to fill her shoes,” said Mahon. “Being catcher is like being the quarterback. The catcher is the leader of the team, and if she doesn’t know what is going on, the rest of the girls won’t know either. It will take a lot of hard work, but we are stronger than last year, and I am confident we will succeed.” With Cheryl Lindsly as the lone senior, Mahon is looking...

In the Locker Room with Katie Baldonieri, Kristine Kuchta, and Kristen Dix

James Kriz, Staff Writer

May 4, 2012

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

What was the best moment during your senior seasons? Kristen Dix: Beating Wittenberg [University]. We knocked them out of contention for the [NCAC] tourney on their Senior Day. Kristine Kuchta: Yeah, they pretty much all cried. It was awesome. What changes have you experienced in the program since your first year? Katie Baldonieri: The makeup of the team has changed for sure. We are the first class to have been actively recruited. Since our arrival, the program has become much more serious. KD: Definitely true. What do you see for the future of this team? KK: More good things in the years to come. KD: It’s only going to get better. KB: If we get good freshman classes consistently, we real...

Softball Gets Its Swag Back Against Wittenberg

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

April 27, 2012

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women’s softball team has made history — again. On Wednesday evening in Springfield, Ohio, the Yeowomen notched two stunning victories against the Wittenberg University Tigers with scores of 4–10 and 6–9. They are the team’s third and fourth North Coast Athletic Conference wins of the season — tying a program record — and also its first-ever sweep of a doubleheader against a conference foe. The heavily-favored Tigers (22–16 overall, 7–9 NCAC), who are ranked fourth in the conference, took the field with a berth to the conference tournament on the line and probably expected a cakewalk. But the eighth-place Yeowomen (14–24, 4–10), preceded by a tough losing stretch in which six of eight...

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...

Women’s Softball Balances Wins and Losses in First Spring Tournament

Samantha Dudzinski, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen started off their season with a four-game tournament at Centre College in Kentucky last weekend. The Yeowomen won two games against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, while losing two more against the home team Centre on Saturday and against Spalding University on Sunday. That 2–2 showing is the Yeowomen’s best record to start a season since 2003. On Saturday, the Yeowomen’s first game against Centre resulted in a 2–5 loss. First-year Katie Pieplow took the loss on the mound, allowing five hits and four earned runs. Despite good hitting for the Yeowomen, they could not move their base runners around, leaving six runners left on base. Offensively, Oberlin saw good days at the plate from sophomore...

Softball Ends Season With Two Wins, Looks Forward to 2012

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Oberlin women’s softball finished its season in a marathon weekend that included four double headers on the road. The Yeowomen split decisions with the Kenyon College Lords, winning the first game 6–3 in an extra eighth inning but faltering 5–13 in their second bout. Against both the College of Wooster Scots and the Wittenberg University Tigers, Oberlin went 0–2. They were able to gear up and close their season with a pair of wins, however, sweeping Franciscan University 5–2 and 10–6. For the season, the Yeowomen posted an overall record of 5–27 (1–13 in the North Coast Athletic Conference). “While our record didn't turn out how we had anticipated, I think it was still a very productive season,”...

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