The Observer

Spartan baseball explodes to 4-0 start

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor

February 28, 2014

Despite the cold weather and snow on the ground, the Spartan baseball team began their season red-hot with a 4-0 start last weekend. The Spartans played John Carroll University, Franklin and Marshall College, and two games against Guilford College to round out their opening weekend. Strong wins and...

Alex Rodriguez suspended for drug use

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2014

Major League Baseball’s once bright star now faces a year-long suspension in the league’s attempt to flush out cheaters. Every baseball fan hopes to see the end of the performance enhancing drug (PED) era, a stain on our nation’s pastime. A big victory on that path to cleaning off the tarnish...

Mascot controversy touches on sensitive racial issues

JP O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2013

In the past few weeks there has been outcry over the “Redskins” not being politically correct. While the Washington Redskins moniker has received the most critique, the local Indians may also tread the line of offense. The name of Redskins has been used by the Washington D.C. NFL team for over...

Indians in swinging distance of playoff berth

Daniel Hoffman, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2013

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Indians find themselves just half a game out of a playoff spot. Even though they have already exceeded all expectations for this season, they are far from satisfied. Currently, they are looking up at the Rays and Rangers in the wild card standings....

CWRU Students Accidentally Witness Baseball History

J.P. O'Hagan, Contributing Reporter

September 6, 2013

When Case students attended the Indians Game at Progressive Field during orientation, they unknowingly witnessed an endearing piece of history between a young fan and his favorite players. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis both hit two-run home runs in the game on Aug. 24 during the Indians’ 7-2 win...

Pitching gems lead Spartans to wins in New York

Pitching gems lead Spartans to wins in New York

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

April 19, 2013

Hora ties career records as Case goes 2–1 at St. John Fisher Over the weekend, the Case Western Reserve University Spartans made a road trip to Pittsford, NY to take on St. John Fisher College on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Dugan Yard. Senior pitcher Jarrett Gish recorded his first career s...

Englander annouces changes to end of season schedule

Englander annouces changes to end of season schedule

Compiled from staff reports

April 19, 2013

Case hosts ONU at Progressive Field, Wednesday April 24, at 2 p.m. With a very busy week on the horizon for his team, Case Western Reserve University baseball Head Coach Matt Englander has announced several changes to this week’s schedule. Overall, the team will play six home games this week, be...

Spartans split home opener double header against Wooster

Spartans split home opener double header against Wooster

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

April 12, 2013

Sluggers enter nine game home stand after winning six of last seven Playing at home for the first time in 2013, the Case Western Reserve University baseball team dedicated its brand new scoreboard and split a key regional doubleheader versus The College of Wooster on Sunday, April 7, at Nobby’s Ballpark...

Bats stay hot, Spartans win 3 of 4 over the weekend

Bats stay hot, Spartans win 3 of 4 over the weekend

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

April 5, 2013

Coming off a week of rest due to the ever-changing Cleveland weather, the Case Western Reserve Spartans went on a road trip over the weekend. On Friday, Mar. 29, the Spartans visited Ohio Wesleyan University and split the doubleheader. A day later, they drove out to Thiel College in Greenville, Penn....

A look at the 2013 Cleveland Indians

A look at the 2013 Cleveland Indians

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

March 29, 2013

Even if the weather doesn’t make it seem like spring is approaching, we are only days away from the start of the Major League Baseball season. The Cleveland Indians will look to rebound from their 68 win season. With the addition of two-time World Series champion manager in Terry Francona, the Tribes...

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