Close-Knit Yellow Jackets Expect Big 2018
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets baseball program hasn’t finished over .500 since the 2014 season. However, head coach Mike Manes expects the 2018 team to be one of the most solid he’s coached.
“I’ve been coaching for a long time and I’ve never coached a team that’s worked harder than this one,” Manes said. “The work ethic is off the charts and if that’s any indication, they’re going to do really well.”
Following a 17-30 2017 in which the Yellow Jackets ...
Cedarville Stomps Miami-Hamilton in Home Opener
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets disposed of the Miami-Hamilton Harriers on Friday night, 100-69, in the second game of the Don Callan Classic. The home opener win was Cedarville’s first of the season, and they now sit at 1-2.
Junior guard Kwenton Scott paced Cedarville, scoring 22 points on 8-11 shooting. Scott also made all six of his free throw tries. Freshman forward Conner TenHove contributed 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Junior forward Gabe Portillo and sophomore ...
One Game at a Time
Cedarville baseball won’t be looking ahead or behind as it hopes to compete for G-MAC title
by Josh Burris
Every pitch. Every inning. Every game. That is Cedarville baseball’s theme for this season.
Head coach Mike Manes said his team will be focusing on the opponent of the day and are not marking anybody on their calendars.
“We aren’t gonna look ahead, we aren’t gonna look behind,” Manes said. “Whoever is on the field that day, that’s our opponent.”
With new talent and ...
Cedarville Sweeps Doubleheader
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets swept a doubleheader against the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots. The Jackets won the first game, 7-6, and the second game, 7-0.
In the first game, which lasted seven innings, both teams had 11 hits each. Catcher Jaden Cleland, a junior, had three of Cedarville’s hits. Sophomore Thad Ferguson also added two hits and sophomore Colton Potter had a triple.
Freshman pitcher Andrew Plunkett started the game. Plunkett pitched four and a third innings and allowed ...
Cedarville Sweeps Doubleheader
The Cedarville baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against Oakland City on a very windy Saturday, April 2, 3-2 and 4-2.
Cedarville head coach Mike Manes said pitching was a big part of the team's victories.
“Our starters went deep in the games and got ahead in the count,” Manes said. “When our starters can go deep in the game we can compete.”
Senior Garrett Baker got the win in the first game, pitching five-and-a-third innings. He had seven strikeouts while a...
Jackets Fall Late to Findlay in Home Opener
In the team's first home game of the season, the Yellow Jackets baseball team fell to the University of Findlay. The visitors broke a 7-7 tie in the sixth and pulled away to win, 12-9.
Cedarville’s David Bancroft opened the game by pitching a hitless first, only to have Findlay’s Mark Delaus match him immediately after to leave the score tied at zero.
Multiple key errors by the Jackets helped the Oilers jump on board first with a run in the second.
Cedarville would quickly follow ...
Jackets’ Rally Too Little, Too Late
The Cedarville baseball team's rally came up short, as it lost a close game to the Harriers of Miami-Hamilton University by a score of 4-3.
Miami-Hamilton, a member of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, came into the game boasting a 22-7 record.
The starting pitchers for both teams produced good outings. Eric Handleman of the Harriers pitched seven innings striking out five for his second win of the season. Cedarville freshman pitcher Josh Kneeland also pitched well, striking out six ...
Jackets Split Doubleheader with Panthers
The Yellow Jackets split their Monday doubleheader with the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers, winning the first game, 10-5, and losing the second, 6-4. The doubleheader was the first frame of an important four-game home stint against G-MAC foe Kentucky Wesleyan.
Despite an overall solid start from right-hander Nate Robinson, Wesleyan jumped out to an early four-run lead, blanking the Jackets through the first four innings.
Coach Mike Manes headed out to give his players a pep-talk.
“When I ...
Yellow Jackets Lose Early Lead, Fall to Panthers
On Wednesday afternoon, sophomore third baseman Drew Johnson continued his hot streak, but the Cedarville men’s baseball team lost to the Ohio Dominican Panthers 11-6.
The Yellow Jackets roughed up Ohio Dominican pitcher Matt Kittelberger in the first inning, scoring two runs. Cedarville left-fielder David Lenhardt, an offensive threat who did serious damage at the plate last season, sent home shortstop Sam Summerlin with a single to center field. Johnson advanced to third base and scored ...
Offense Powers Jackets to Conference Win
The Cedarville men’s basketball team set a season-high in points scored in their 91-81 win over G-MAC opponent Ohio Valley Thursday night at the Callan Athletic Center.
On offense, it was a three man show for Cedarville in the first half. After giving up a deep three-pointer in the opening seconds and turning the ball over on their first two possessions, an Austin Pickett dunk off of a breakaway steal gave the Yellow Jackets a much needed burst of energy. They played the remainder of ...