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Tumultuous opening week kicks off exciting MLB season

Shounak Bose, Web Editor

April 6, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season started with a bang last Thursday in Miami as the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ launched the first pitch thrown by the Miami Marlins’ Jose Urena into the right field bleachers for a lead-off home run. With several high-profile trades and signings highlighted...

Baseball wins weekend home-and-home series

Joey Recchia, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Last weekend, No. 13 Case Western Reserve University baseball team played a home-and-home series against Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU). The team won the series, splitting a doubleheader at home on Saturday, March 24, while sweeping OWU at Littick Field in Delaware, Ohio the next day. In their first...

Baseball pulls off major upsets

The baseball team is currently ranked No. 18 in Division III after a hot 10-1 start. During this span, the team defeated two top five teams in the nation.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

As spring approaches and the snow melts away, flowers aren’t the only things blossoming. The Case Western Reserve University baseball team flourished at the start of the season with an impressive 10-1 record, winning all seven games in the Spartan Southern Classic in Lexington, South Carolina. The...

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary,...

Baseball looks for strong repeat

Behind a strong lineup of returning veterans, baseball hopes to repeat on the 24-16 season that they had last year.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

As the season slowly changes from winter to spring, the Case Western Reserve University baseball team is ready to bring out the bats and swing out for another good season. “Our goal is to take it one step at a time … win [the] conference, then win [the Division III] world series, but now the goal...

No Joy in Cleveland

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

Cleveland fans are used to heartbreak. But nothing could’ve prepared them for this. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings at Progressive Field to win the World Series in one of the most dramatic Game 7’s of all time. It is the Cubs’ first championship in 108 years. ...

Indians legitimate World Series contenders

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016

It is an exciting time to be a Cleveland sports fan. Of course, we all know about LeBron James’ heroics in the NBA when he brought home the championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A team that has slipped under the radar, however, is the Cleveland Indians. After finishing in the middle of the division f...

Baseball Swept Out of Division III Regionals

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

June 1, 2016

A blowout was not the way the baseball team wanted to end their season, but that was the case as they were eliminated from the NCAA Division III Championships on May 19 after losing to third-ranked Trinity University 10-0 in Spokane, Wash. The loss was the second for Case Western Reserve University in t...

Powerful Offense and Strong Pitching Lead to Victory in Season Finale

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

April 29, 2016

On a chilly day at Progressive Field, the Spartans used a late offensive surge and strong starting pitching to defeat the John Carroll University (JCU) Blue Streaks 6-1 on Tuesday in their season finale. Though it was Senior Day for Case Western Reserve University, third-year starter Jake Shields stole the ...

Spartans baseball hot heading into home stretch

Spartans baseball hot heading into home stretch

Billy Heyen, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2016

Winning six games in a row is always a good thing; the Case Western Reserve University baseball team has recently done just that. Starting with two wins over Washington and Jefferson on Thursday, April 14, followed by two wins at Wooster on Saturday, April 16, a third win over Wooster on Sunday, ...

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