CWRU Softball Hosts Chicago for Four Games this Weekend; Including ‘Senior Day’ on Sunday

CWRU Softball Hosts Chicago for Four Games this Weekend; Including ‘Senior Day’ on Sunday

The Case Western Reserve University softball team will welcome the University of Chicago to Mather Park for a four-game series from Saturday, April 22nd through Sunday April 23rd.

The series is scheduled to open with a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. The two teams are slated to wrap-up play on Sunday, April 23rd with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Live Coverage
Saturday's and Sunday's games at Case Western Reserve against Chicago will feature live video at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/live.

Live stats links will be made available on the CWRU softball schedule page at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2016-17/schedule.

UAA Standings 

   

UAA

Overall

1.

Case Western Reserve

7-6

17-12

2.

Emory

6-6

23-13

3.

Washington (Mo.)

4-4

18-11

4.

NYU

4-4

17-13

5.

Brandeis

4-5

11-12

 

The UAA Champion is determined based on winning percentage among teams with at least 10 UAA games played.  Chicago, which does not play a full UAA schedule, is not eligible for the UAA Title this season, and games against Chicago do not count as UAA games.

Senior Day
Prior to the start of the game on Sunday, the Spartans will honor the team's graduating senior player – pitcher / outfielder Annie Wennerberg. Wennerberg has helped Case Western Reserve go 95-57 over the last four seasons, good for a .625 winning percentage. Included in that mark was a 32-11 campaign in 2015, setting the program record for victories in a year. Fans unable to attend the game can watch the 'Senior Day' ceremony on Sunday's video webcast.

CWRU Spartans
The Spartans will begin the weekend with a record of 17-12, following a split of a doubleheader over the University of Mount Union on Tuesday. The team has hit .291 this season and averaged 4.6 runs per game this season, while the pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.33 with an opponent's batting average of .282.

Case Western Reserve is under the leadership of Head Coach Josie Henry, who is in her seventh season with the team, and has a career record of 164-110. Henry is assisted by Shannel Blackshear and Ashley Parello.

Chicago Maroons
The Maroons are 18-11 overall for the season, following a sweep of a doubleheader over Aurora University on Thursday. Chicago has hit .317 this year and averaged 4.8 runs per game, while the pitching staff has a 1.98 ERA with a .235 opponents' batting average.

The Maroons are led by Head Coach Ruth Kmak, who is in her 18th season with the program. She is assisted by Alyssa Davis, Kelly Ostler and Alex Chiodo.

These two schools last met during the 2015 season when the Spartans and Maroons played a doubleheader in Chicago, with CWRU winning the first game 3-2, but falling in the second by a score of 6-5. Junior Grace Tritchler led the Spartans during the day, hitting a home run during the first game, and finishing the two games a combined three-for-seven with one run batted in and one run scored.

Spartan Notes
The Spartans have gone 57-17 in home games at Mather Park over the last five season, good for a .770 winning percentage…The Spartans are currently 10-4 at home this season, after splitting a doubleheader against Mount Union on Tuesday…Sophomore Nicole Doyle is first on the squad with a .409 batting average (38-for-93) and leads the team with 38 hits and 26 runs scored…Junior Grace Tritchler has a team-best eight multiple RBI games…Junior Katie leads the team with 19 stolen bases and also ranks tied for first in Division III in toughest to strikeout with zero strikeouts in 97 at-bats…Senior Annie Wennerberg has hit safely in her last nine games, which is the longest hitting streak so far this season…The Spartans have hit .301 (88-for-292) with runners in scoring position this season, and .377 (43-for-114) against left-handed pitchers.