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Defiance College loses at Anderson, 82-72

Press release & logo courtesy of Defiance College athletics

 


ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College placed four players in double figures but was no match for the interior strength of Anderson College on Wednesday evening, falling by an 82-72 margin to the Ravens.

The host Anderson squad took the lead for good at 6-5 and stayed in front over the final 37:22 of action, leading by as many as 21 points in the second half. Defiance closed the game on a 17-6 spurt over the final 6:14 of action but fell short in its comeback bid.

Anderson (9-9, 5-6 HCAC) had its way in the paint, pulling down 18 offensive rebounds en route to a 31-13 gap in second-chance points in the contest. For the game, DC was beaten on the boards by a 45-26 mark.

Another key disparity came at the free throw line, where Defiance did not attempt a free throw until the 7:08 mark of the final period and ended the game with only two makes from the charity stripe. The host squad countered by getting to the line 20 times in the game and connecting on 18 of those tries for a 16-point spread.

Ryan Hicks turned in one of his finest performances of the year in the losing effort, ending with 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, a pair of steals and one assist in 29 minutes of work. Other contributors included Logan Wolfrum’s 15 points, five assists, two blocks and two steals and Anthony Brown, who chipped in 14 points and four boards.

Defiance (7-11, 3-8 HCAC) will head to Lexington, Ky., on Saturday to tangle with the league-leading Transylvania Pioneers (16-2, 10-1 HCAC) in a 3:00 pm.

Defiance Lacrosse joins Midwest Lacrosse Conference

 

(courtesy of Defiance College via wikipedia commons)

Defiance College and the Midwest Lacrosse Conference recently announced that the Yellow Jackets have been approved to join the MLC for the 2012-2013 year as an associate member for the sport of men’s lacrosse.

The Midwest Lacrosse Conference was founded in 2010 and will be in its fourth year as a league during DC’s first year of varsity lacrosse in the spring of 2013. The move to MLC will allow the Yellow Jackets the chance to compete for a league championship in their first year as a varsity program.

Defiance joins Augustana, Benedictine and Elmhurst as a four-team expansion for the conference, boosting the number of teams competing in the MLC to 14 for the 2013 season. The conference’s other members include Adrian, Albion, Aurora, Carthage, Concordia, Fontbonne, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Trine. Defiance College’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents, Mount St. Joseph and newly added Hanover are also members of the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

 

Info courtesy of Defiance College athletics

Defiance College joins Ohio Athletic Conference in Swimming & Diving

(courtesy of Defiance College via wikipedia commons)

Defiance College and the Ohio Athletic Conference have announced that the Yellow Jackets would join the OAC in the 2011-2012 year as an associate member in the sport of swimming and diving.

Defiance will bring the number of swimming and diving programs in the OAC to six, giving the Purple and Gold the opportunity to compete for a conference championship during the inaugural 2011-2012 season in the pool for the Jackets.

DC will join Baldwin-Wallace, John Carroll, Mount Union, Ohio Northern and Wilmington in the OAC title chase.

The Ohio Athletic Conference was founded in 1902 and has been crowning swimming and diving champions since 1937.

Defiance College offers 21 varsity sports, with the addition of swimming and diving in 2011-2012 and men’s lacrosse in 2012-2013.

DC is a fulltime member in all sports in the 11-team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference other than swimming and lacrosse. The Jackets will also compete as an associate member in the 14-team Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

 

Info courtesy of Defiance College athletics

Defiance star Longsdorf saves North squad with interception in Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl

 

Longsdorf with key interception (courtesy of OhioCollegeFootball.com)

Defiance College star defensive back Kyle Longsdorf capped the 2011 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl II win for his North Team by interecepting a pass in the end zone with 26 seconds left in the game to preserve a 19-16 win last Saturday at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The game-saving play, seen by Defiance College fans the past four seasons, capped an impressive showing for the free safety. The Third-Team All-American racked up a trio of solo tackles and assisted on three other stops, while also blocking a kick.

Longsdorf was not the only former DC football star to shine in the lights at Crew Stadium in the Senior Bowl, as Tom Foos handled the punting duties for the South Team. The Second-Team All-North Region performer had two of his three attempts land inside the 20-yard line and added a 40-yard kick.

Kyle Longsdorf (courtesy of Defiance College athletics)

Longsdorf is 6’1, 190 from London, Ohio and a graduate of London High School in Madison County.

The Senior Bowl II All-Star Game capped the sensational college careers of Longsdorf and Foos, who led Defiance to a second-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2010. Longsdorf took home HCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors, while Foos was named the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Year.

 

Info courtesy of OhioCollegeFootball.com & Defiance College

OHIO COLLEGE BASEBALL: Defiance sets records and Cincinnati beats UConn

Info courtesy of Defiance College and Cincinnati Athletics

Kirk Jesse (DC)

Defiance College closed its 2010 campaign with a pair of Senior Day wins this past Saturday at Rutter Field against Rose-Hulman.  The series win by the Jackets ended the HCAC Championship hopes of the Engineers, while capping Defiance College’s winningest season since winning 19 games in 1999. They honored 6 seniors who will be leaving the program due to graduation.

The day started with the completion of Friday’s suspended game, which had Rose-Hulman holding an 8- 6 lead over Defiance entering the bottom of the eighth inning. DC came back to score 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to take control of the game at 11-8.

The three-run cushion would hold, as Tyler Gallant worked a perfect ninth inning to preserve the come from behind win for the Yellow Jackets. Gallant (3-3) was credited with the victory, after yielding one hit and one earned run in two innings, following a clutch six-inning relief pitching performance from Aaron Patterson in which he struck out six Rose-Hulman batters.

The Jacket offense erupted for 11 runs on 13 hits behind multi-hit games from six of the top seven hitters in the lineup. Kirk Jesse swiped three bases to tie the Defiance College single-season record of 27.

The offense stayed hot in the second game, using a six-run second inning to take control. The result was an 11-7 DC victory that saw the Purple and Gold pile up 14 more hits.

Tim Pitro Defiance (DC)

Defiance completed its assault on the record books on Saturday and saw four more records fall as Kirk Jesse set single-season marks with 171 at bats and 30 steals, while Tim Pitro tied the single season record with 14 doubles and set a new all-time runs scored record with 110.

Falling records were the theme for the Yellow Jackets in 2010, as the team set all-time records with 1,357 at bats, 400 hits, 76 doubles, 321 innings pitched, 963 putouts, 420 assists and a .958 fielding percentage.

Multiple individual single-season standards were also set, with Kirk Jesse’s at bats and steals marks joining Tim Pitro’s doubles record and Bryn Lehman’s assist total of 119.

Jesse and Pitro carried the act over into the all-time rankings as well, with Jesse leaving as the program’s all-time leader with 555 at bats and Pitro rounding out his record-breaking career as Defiance College’s all-time leader with 174 hits, 110 runs scored, 102 runs batted in, 34 doubles and 346 assists.

Defiance ends the 2010 season with a 16-23 record overall and a 7-15 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Jackets are set to return the entire pitching staff, along with five starters and 13 letterman on offense for the 2011 campaign.

Andrew Strenge (UC)

Jake Proctor (UC)

In his first career start, Cincinnati freshman Andrew Strenge gave up seven hits, struck out six batters, and gave up two unearned runs in nine innings of work to lead UC past number 20 Connecticut, 3-2 Sunday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs, Connecticut.

Strenge threw 113 pitches in his first career complete game, 76 were for strikes, becoming the first UC freshman to throw a complete game since Don Osterbrock threw a complete game at Villanova on May 6, 2006. The Yardley, Pennsylvania native also moved to 5-1 on the season.

The victory moved Cincinnati to 25-23 overall and 9-12 in Big East play, while number 20 UConn slipped to 36-10 overall and 16-4 in conference play. UC is now 2-2 on the season when playing teams ranked in the top 25 poll.

Both Strenge and UConn starter Greg Nappo held the opposing team scoreless through the first five innings, before UC put the first runs on the board in the sixth inning.

Freshman Jake Proctor got the damage started with a leadoff solo homer to right field to lead Cincinnati to the victory.D

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