The Observer

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

One season after a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the Case Western Reserve University softball team began their 2019 campaign with a target on their backs. Yet, in spite of a grueling non-conference schedule, the Spartans have opened the season with a .500 record throu...

Athletic awards and recognition

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Softball, Sports, Track and Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Swimming

CWRU women’s indoor track and field rank in top 25 for first time On Jan. 10, it was announced that the women’s indoor track and field team was ranked 25th in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Computer Rankings. This is the first time the t...

Softball finishes tied for fifth after magical run last spring

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

In case you missed it after leaving campus last semester, the Case Western University softball team achieved a historic feat in May by placing sixth at the NCAA National Tournament. Here is a recap of the run. Greatness can be hard to define, but is easily recognizable. The Case Western Reser...

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...

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