The Observer

Spring break blues

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2015

For some teams, the .500 mark is a goal, a good indicator for the season. The Case Western Reserve University baseball team is not most teams. The Spartans return from the start of their 2015 campaign and stand at 4-4 and are tied for second in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Conference....

Swinging for Glory

Last years team cheers on their teammates from the dugout at Nobby’s Ballpark. 
The 2015 Spartans begin their season in Florida with the UAA tournament next week.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

February 27, 2015

Last Seasons Record: 34-12 Last Season UAA Standing: 6-2, UAA Champions Top Rival: Marietta Returning Seniors: 8 Newcomers: 9 Captains: 4; Rob Winemiller, Andrew Gronski, Jordan Swisher, Kerrigan Cain Pre-Season Ranking: 15th in NCAA D3 Season kickoff: Washington University at UAA...

Jason Giambi calls it a career

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015

Jason Giambi decided he had taken his last swing. On Monday Giambi called it quits after 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons and playing for four different clubs, his last being the Cleveland Indians. A five-time All-Star, Giambi is 44 years old and leaves the game with the reputation of being a big-time...

The hall is broken

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

January 16, 2015

\Paul Hoynes had every good intention when he wrote about his recent dilemma. Hoynes has been entrusted with the preservation of the history of “America’s favorite pastime,” but more on him later. Baseball has been a part of American life since the late 1800’s, and despite modern complaints...

One for the ages

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

There’s an old saying that baseball is a game of inches. The San Francisco Giants secured a dramatic World Series victory by 90 feet, edging out the Kansas City Royals in the decisive game seven by a final score of 3-2. Although a few of the games were routs the series proved exciting, with neither...

Baseball in full spring to the finish

Zach Tobias watches a pitch get called a ball in a game earlier in the season.

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor

April 25, 2014

The Spartan baseball team needs to be running at 110 percent for the next two weeks and they know it. The Spartans have continued to perform at an outstanding level winning four of their past five games. Case Western has been squeezing in a packed schedule of games, playing nine games in the week...

Giving alumni a sense of pride

Spartan reliever Neal Krentz focuses on home against Bethany College on Sunday.

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor

April 18, 2014

The men’s baseball team took advantage of the brief spell of beautiful weather to rush past Cleveland this weekend and sweep all four games of their home stand this weekend. After dropping the away game against crosstown rival John Carroll University on Thursday afternoon, the Spartans exploded...

Root, root, root for the home team

Spartan third baseman Andrew Gronski connects with a pitch during a game last season.

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor

April 11, 2014

As the cleats of the men’s baseball team stepped onto the field Saturday afternoon, the Spartans were finally home. The Spartans won three of their first four home games of the season this year, and four of their last five. They’ve also exploded offensively, outscoring their opponents 46-17. “It...

Weather cools off previously red-hot Spartans

Third baseman Andrew Gronski connects with a pitch in a game at home last season.

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor

April 4, 2014

The Spartans were unable to play their weekend games against Allegheny in the expected home opener, but despite not being able to step on their own turf at all this season, the Spartans continue to roll. The Spartans now stand at 15-5. They are still waiting for the weather to allow them to come home....

Spartan baseball keeps up winning streak on the road

JP O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2014

The Spartans are still hoping for the warm summer sun from their tournament in Florida to follow them up to Cleveland. Following two strong wins on Saturday, the Spartans had the second day of their four game series against Ohio Wesleyan postponed and then had their Wednesday doubleheader against...

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