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Fourth-year Sidney Brannam led the softball team in their sweep of Bluffton University on April 2, holding Bluffton to zero runs in the first game and three in the second.

CWRU varsity sports return to action

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

The pandemic disrupted every aspect of our normal life. For the fall semester, teams didn’t compete in any games and struggled to conduct meaningful practices under the social distancing guidelines....

Nicole Doyle connects with a pitch. Doyle was honored last Saturday for the softball team’s Senior Day. In her time on the team, Doyle has helped the Spartans go 97-60 over the last four seasons.

Spartans honor Doyle but lose series

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter April 26, 2019

On Saturday, April 20, the Case Western Reserve University softball team honored lone fourth-year player Nicole Doyle for her commitment, dedication and excellence. The ceremony led off a four-game series...

Spartans lose series to Brandeis

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter April 19, 2019

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,...

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Nicholas Kamlet,, Staff Reporter April 19, 2019

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...

Cleaveland walks off for Spartan victory

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter April 5, 2019

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...

Third-year Ilissa Hamilton prepares a pitch. The Spartans have gone 7-1 against four teams from Northeast Ohio.

Owning Northeast Ohio

Spartan softball eases through regional competition
Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter March 29, 2019

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....

Fourth-year student Nicole Doyle steps up to the plate to bat. The Spartans have opened their season with a .500 record through their first 10 games and recently traveled to Arizona for their spring break trip, which they finished with a 4-2 record.

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter March 22, 2019

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,...

Athletic awards and recognition

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor February 1, 2019

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...

Softball finishes tied for fifth after magical run last spring

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor August 24, 2018

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...

Second-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton has performed exceptionally well on the mound for the softball team with a 3.30 ERA.

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter April 27, 2018

"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...

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