FORT MYERS, FLA. - The Defiance College baseball team continued their string of wins on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets took on Ohio foe Hiram College, defeating the Terriers 6-4 in the first game and following up with an 8-4 victory.
Strong pitching from DC helped paved the way to the duo of wins. In the first matchup of the day Michael Reese (Constantine, Mich./Constantine) got the start, allowing just one run in each of the first two innings. The sophomore allowed six hits in six innings, while striking out six.
In a sophomore switch on the mound, Jack Powell (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Northern) was handed the ball. Powell faced 10 Terrier batters, striking out two and walking one, worthy of picking up his first win of the year.
Daniel Tomalak (Tecumseh, Mich./Clinton) took the mound first in the second matchup. After going for five innings and allowing three runs, the ball was once again handed over to a fellow sophomore. Cohen Nies (Logansport, Ind./Lewis-Cass) took over for one inning, allowing one run on one hit. The Logansport, Ind. native picked up his first win in his season debut.
Offensively on the day, Grant Vickery (Bellevue/Bellevue) picked up four RBIs on six at-bats to lead the Purple and Gold. Lucas Thomeier (Wickliffe/Wickliffe) added three, while Tanner Stippich (Lima/Allen East) tallied two.
The Yellow Jackets will continue their action in the sunshine state on Thursday, March 7th. DC will take on Rivier at 12:00 pm before facing Augustana at approximately 2:00 pm.