The Observer

Spartans lose series to Brandeis

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

In its first road action of 2019, the Case Western Reserve University softball team lost three of four games to Brandeis University on April 12 and 13. The Spartans won the opening game of the series, 4-2. Third-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton threw yet another complete game, striking out 10 en route to ...

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Nicholas Kamlet,, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports

Sydney Wagner is a second-year infielder and outfielder on the Case Western Reserve University softball team. Currently, she boasts a .268 batting average with 71 at bats and eight runs batted in. Softball has changed her life because it gave her something to be passionate about. Outside the diamond, she pu...

Cleaveland walks off for Spartan victory

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Case Western Reserve University softball team opened their University Athletic Association (UAA) season with a split in two games against New York University (NYU). On Friday, March 29, NYU visited Mather Park to begin UAA play. The visitors came away with a 4-2 victory in the first game, but...

Owning Northeast Ohio

Owning Northeast Ohio

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Cleveland-area schools have proven to be no match for the Case Western Reserve University softball team. In the past week and a half, the Spartans have gone 7-1 against four teams from Northeast Ohio. To begin regional play, CWRU went 1-1 against Baldwin Wallace University. They lost the first game 5-4 ...

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 ...

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