The Observer

Baseball finishes season with rough final stretch, but ends on high note

J.P. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

May 1, 2015

The Spartan baseball team ended their season in May-- here's how they did.

Major League excitement

The baseball team honored their graduating seniors prior to their annual game at Progressive Field game. The Spartans won 3-2 over Ohio Northern.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 24, 2015

The Spartans got a taste of the big leagues on Tuesday as they bested Ohio Northern University in their annual game at the home of the Indians, Progressive Field. The Case Western Reserve University squad won four of its past six games this week. Following a Thursday afternoon win over Heidelberg...

Have faith in Indians “Big Three”

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2015

Newsflash: Indians pitchers are very good at fanning opposing batters. This has been a growing trend. Last year, the Indians’ rotation averaged 8.92 strikeouts per nine innings. Such a feat hadn’t been seen in a very long time—since 1884, to be exact, when the Milwaukee Brewers pitching corps...

March against the mascot

Protesters cross the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge en route to Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. The  demonstrators finished their march at the stadium, carrying signs decrying the baseball team’s name and logo.

J.P. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 16, 2015

Last year an iconic photo brought the Cleveland Indians controversy to the national spotlight, and the issue hasn’t been forgotten yet. The photo, published on an April 2014 cover of Cleveland Scene Magazine, featured a Native American man facing off against a baseball fan decked out in full red...

Spartans return to winning ways

Josh Neal connects in a game earlier this season. The Spartans have since compiled a seven game win streak.

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

April 16, 2015

Baseball wins seven straight

Spartans looking sharp

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015

The rain is an unavoidable nuisance for any spring sport, but for the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, it has kept them from a four-game win streak. The team has a one-run lead over cross-town rival John Carroll University in their second game of the originally planned double-header. The game...

Spartans split week’s series

Senior Pitcher Andrew Rossman prepares to pitch during the Spartan’s game against Otterbein last week.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 3, 2015

The Spartans continue their struggles this season, splitting their week with a strong pair of wins followed by a pair of losses. The Spartans started their play last week on Sunday, playing their doubleheader against Denison University, which was originally scheduled for Saturday. The Spartans won...

Sun and baseball fun

 Indians minor league prospect Giovanny Urshela connects with a solid pitch in a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

April 3, 2015

As the plane took off from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, a casual glance around the cabin confirmed my suspicion, that half the flight was heading to the same place I was, other than the obvious flight destination. That flight destination was Phoenix, Arizona, but the true journey was...

Cover Jinx?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

Flashback to the year 1987— Joe Carter and Cory Snyder of the Cleveland Indians graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, an issue which picked that year’s Cleveland Indians team to win the World Series. Undoubtedly it was a prideful moment for the city, the team and the fans; and rightfully...

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....

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