The Observer

A look at the 2013 Cleveland Indians

Indians catcher Carlos Santana will be one of the core members of the Indians line up. Santana batted .252 last year with 18 home runs and 76 RBIs.

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...

Spartans hit road, take on Ohio Wesleyan and Thiel College

Senior shortstop Matt Keen has been one of the top batters for the Spartans, batting .321 while also leading the team in both home runs (2) and RBIs (13).

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

March 29, 2013

After the postponement of the Wednesday, Mar. 27, matchup against Muskingum University, the Spartans will head back on the road to take on Ohio Wesleyan University for a double-header on Friday and another double-header on Saturday against Thiel College. Here is a look at some of the top players on both...

Gish, Meador, Weintraub named UAA Athletes of the Week

Compiled from Staff Reports

March 29, 2013

BASEBALL The Case Western Reserve University baseball team swept the University Athletic Association Player of the Week awards announced on Tuesday as senior left-hander Jarrett Gish was tabbed Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore infielder William Meador was named Hitter of the Week. Gish earns the h...

Sluggers win first ever conference Championship

Senior centerfielder Paul Pakan picked up his second straight UAA All-Tournament honors as the Spartans won a share of the conference championship for the first time in program history.

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 22, 2013

Spartans, Bears finish atop UAA with 5-3 Association records The Case Western Reserve University baseball team won a share of its first ever University Athletic Association Championship last week, finishing 5-3 in the conference tournament. The Spartans will split the Association title with the Washington...

Sluggers look to continue rise after two-best records in program history

The Spartans will look to continue their dominance in the UAA in slugging.  The team batted .300 as a team and led the UAA in home runs with 21, eight more than second place Brandeis.

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

February 22, 2013

Spartans return four All-UAA members from 4-4, 3rd place conference finish in 2012 Over the past two seasons, the Case Western Reserve University baseball team has consistently outperformed and established the Spartans as a top-notch Division III program. Heading into 2013, the veteran-laden team is ...

New faces headline Indians Spring Training

Shinichi Inoue, Asst. Sports Editor

February 15, 2013

As pitchers and catchers reported to their respective Spring Training facilities on Monday, the Cleveland Indians begin their preparation for the 2013 season. During the offseason, the Tribe committed a large amount of their cap space to free agents, including four-year $48 million to Michael Bourn ...

All eight UAA teams in Director’s Cup top-65

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

January 18, 2013

With the final fall rankings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup having been released, the rest of the country is even more aware of what Case Western Reserve University and University Athletic Association student athletes have known all along: that the UAA is consistently the best...

This year in Spartan sports

Peter Cooke and Shinichi Inoue

April 27, 2012

The past year was marked with seasons of record breaking performances all across the athletic spectrum. The men’s soccer team woke up and became a juggernaut under All-American striker Vinny Bell. Bell shattered the program record for goals by 11. The men’s counterparts on the pitch may not have...

Sluggers top nearby John Carroll 7-5 as season begins to wrap up

Sluggers top nearby John Carroll 7-5 as season begins to wrap up

Shinichi Inoue, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2012

Opening the final week of the 2012 regular season, the Case Western Reserve Spartans rode a fifth-inning grand slam from junior center fielder Paul Pakan to their key 7-5 victory against local rival John Carroll University. On Tuesday, April 24, the Spartans arrived at Schweickert Field holding a 4-2...

Senior catcher Peter Zak named UAA Hitter of the Week

compiled from staff reports

April 20, 2012

Case Western Reserve University senior catcher Peter Zak has been selected as the University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week for the first time in his career, announced the league office on Tuesday. During a 2-2 week for the Spartans (21-12-1 overall), Zak batted .600 (6-for-10) with a home...

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