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Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

"Strike, you’re out!" Another batter retired, another strikeout recorded for second-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton. As she stands atop the mound, Hamilton reads the batter and takes advice from her catcher for the next pitch. Every throw matters for Hamilton, as she whizzes fastballs passed batters an...

Celebrating a memorable class

Celebrating a memorable class

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Emotions were high, but the Case Western Reserve University softball team still managed to secure a series win against Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) on Senior Weekend for the Spartans. On April 20 and 21, CWRU hosted WashU and celebrated four fourth-year players who showed extreme dedic...

Softball continues winning ways

Softball continues winning ways

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University softball team kept winning April 13 and 14 at New York University (NYU), dominating a four game series 3-1. The successful weekend brings the team’s overall record to 20-7 and their University Athletic Association (UAA) record to 7-5, good enough for second-best ...

Dynamic duo dominate on the mound

Dynamic duo dominate on the mound

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Peanut butter and jelly. Fire and ice. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. And after their phenomenal pitching performances, add second-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton and first-year pitcher Sidney Brannam to that list of dominant duos. On April 6 and 7, the Case Western Reserve University softball t...

Baseball and softball athletes honored by UAA

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Track and field compete in two events over weekend The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams compete in two events over the weekend. The track athletes participated at the Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The throwers participated in the...

Softball struggles in Atlanta

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University softball team sprinted out of the gate to start the season, demolishing every team in their path. Then they faced Emory University in Atlanta, and that roaring start came to a screeching halt. The midseason wall came courtesy of a four-game sweep at the hands of...

Softball cracks top 25 for first time in program history

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

“Super-hype” and “shock” were how fourth-year outfielder Katie Wede and Head Coach Josie Henry described their reactions to the Case Western Reserve University softball team earning a Top-25 ranking for the first time ever, coming in at No. 22. Needless to say, the excitement on their faces...

Baseball, softball make appearances in top 25

Sanjay Annigeri and Andrew Ford

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Football, Softball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling

Baseball and softball rank in top 25 The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams placed in the Division III top 25 rankings, with the men appearing at No. 18 and the women appearing at No. 22. This was the first time the baseball team was ranked in the top 25 since 2015 when t...

Softball comes out scorching hot

Softball comes out scorching hot

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

With a roster of 12 first-year players and a new transfer, fourth-year first baseman and pitcher Katie Dzierwa didn’t know how the start of the new campaign would fare for the softball team. But after 11 wins in their first 12 games, the Case Western Reserve University softball team started th...

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed," said third-year shortstop Nicole Doyle, sharing a quote that empowers her. Doyle believes she thrives in any situation because she is not afraid: not afraid of players, not afraid of playing...

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