The Observer

Excellence on the diamond

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015

The win streak is over, but the Spartans have taken the losses in stride. The Spartans had a busy weekend, as they played six games in a four-day span from Friday to Monday. The Spartans kicked off the weekend with a pair of losses to visiting Bluffton University. These losses are the Case Western...

Swinging away

Swinging away

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 3, 2015

The Spartan women have kicked their season into high gear as they currently have compiled a seven-game win streak since their return from the University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament. “We have been really playing well,” said Head Coach Josie Henry. “Good pitching performances, our strong...

Riding the long ball

Riding the long ball

JP. O’Hagan, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2015

The home run is one of the most exciting events in sports. When a player gets all of the ball and sends it flying over the outfield fence, there is great excitement. Maybe that exhilaration will become boring for the Spartans soon though. It’s becoming commonplace. The team has already raked 30...

Softball finishes fourth at UAA

Softball finishes fourth at UAA

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

March 20, 2015

The Spartan softball team has a strong 15 games under their belt and have brought home the win in 10 of them. The Case Western Reserve University softball squad has put together a strong start to the season, putting up a .667 winning percentage bolstered by their team batting average of .344 an on...

Nothing “soft” about it

Nothing “soft” about it

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

February 27, 2015

Last season record: 25-15 Last season UAA Standing: 5-3, UAA Tri-Champions Top rival: Trine Returning seniors: 5 Newcomers: 8 Pre-season ranking: Season kickoff: Doubleheaders at Rhodes (Memphis) Saturday Feb. 28th Expected home opener: Sat., March 21 vs. Geneva College Weather...

Softball flights through flurry of close games

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2014

It was a busy week for the Spartans softball team, featuring a trio of doubleheaders against some tough competition. The craziness began with a trip to Ohio Wesleyan University, shortly after the team had been ranked second in its respective region by the NCAA. The first game wound up being an instant...

Freak snow chills Spartans

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2014

With the light snow on Monday night interfering with the schedule, the Case Western Reserve University softball team endured a relatively quiet week. The team did play a doubleheader last Saturday at Denison University, ultimately earning a split. The first game quickly proved to be a pitcher’s...

Softball pulls off legendary “perfect week”

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2014

The Spartans softball team has recently enjoyed a dominant stretch, simply overpowering one opponent after another. After a perfect week, with the team winning all six of their contests, they have now won seven straight games and nine of their last 10. Their record for the season sits at a sublime 19-9...

Softball sparkles with the return of the sunlight

Softball sparkles with the return of the sunlight

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2014

As the season progresses, the Spartans softball team continues to step up its game. The team finished the past week with three wins in four games, with a couple of wild finishes thrown in for good measure. At the individual level, shortstop Makenzie Lein is on the precipice of school history; she has...

Cleveland cold holds back Spartan Softball

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2014

The calendar tells us that it is the last week of March, meaning spring began and softball season is well under way. Unfortunately, the weather here in Cleveland has yet to receive the memo. In the last week alone the Spartans have endured two rained out games, with the other two scheduled games moved...

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