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Senior pitcher Benjamin Whitener winds up for a pitch in a game against Williams College last Monday, March 23 at the Tucson Invitational in Tucson, AZ. The Yeomen defeated Williams 11–3 and went 6–8 over spring break.

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 ...

World Series Approaches

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

October 3, 2014

Last Wednesday marked the first day of October, which means one thing: It’s once again time for postseason baseball. This year’s edition features a few old staples, as well as some new faces searching for Major League Baseball’s ultimate prize. Neither the American nor the National League have a clear favorite, as the Tigers, Orioles and Angels all look capable of making a run in the AL, and both the Dodgers and Nationals stand out from the crowd in the NL. Despite winning 94 games and beating out the Giants for the NL West crown by six games, the Dodgers underperformed for most of the year, especially considering the fact that they had the league’s highest payroll and played in the same division as the t...

Yeomen’s Season Comes to Close in Crossover Play

Michaela Puterbaugh

May 9, 2014

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...

Junior Jeff Schweighoffer steps up to the plate during a game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Schweighoffer batted
a lofty .676 during the Yeomen’s games in Arizona over spring break.

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....

Jeff Schweighoffer, Danny Baldocchi and Mitch Novak

In the Locker Room With Jeff Schweighoffer, Danny Baldocchi and Mitch Novak

March 14, 2014

This week the Review sat down with junior baseball players Danny Baldocchi, Mitch Novak and Jeff Schweighoffer to discuss how the poor Ohio weather has affected the team’s preparation, their favor­ite Oberlin sports teams and their World Series picks. What are some of the team’s goals for this season? Jeff Schweighoffer: Everyone’s goal would ideally be a conference championship. We’re also looking for something around a 25-win season, hopefully more. We want to improve upon last ye...

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...

Goodbye Derek Jeter

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2014

On Feb. 12, Derek Jeter announced that the upcoming season will be his last in the MLB. For over three-quarters of my life, Derek has manned the shortstop position for the New York Yankees. There, he has made one clutch play after another, run out every routine groundball to second base and served as the de facto favorite player for every young Yankees fan. It’s difficult to quantify just how much Derek has meant to me over the years. I refer to him by first name as if we’re old friends, recall plays he’s made as if I was on the field with him and have narrowly avoided speeding tickets on more than a few occasions in order to make it home to see his late-game at bats. Although I’ve seen him play hundreds of tim...

What’s up Sport? From Whom the Testosterone Tweets

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

March 9, 2012

Jose Canseco was rebuffed by and then banned from the Mexican Baseball League earlier this week for refusing to get tested for elevated testosterone levels. It ended a dream for Canseco, who at 47 still refuses give up the game that made him famous, the game that made him big, so to speak. In the ’80s and ’90s, Canseco lit up the professional baseball circuit, winning four Silver Slugger awards and making six All-Star appearances during his major league career. After he retired, however, it came to light that there was something more to the success behind his story: namely, steroids. In 2005, he authored Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, which for the first time shed flo...

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