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Case Western Reserve University junior Nicole Carty, a first baseman on the softball team, and junior Ilissa Hamilton, a pitcher/outfielder on the softball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.
Carty batted .571 (four-for-seven) and drove in five runs, while also hitting two doubles, one home run and scoring two runs to help the Spartans sweep Ohio Northern University on Tuesday. During the Spartans’ 11-3 win in five innings, Carty led the Spartans at the plate with a three-for-four performance, including five RBI’s, two runs scored and one home run. For the season, Carty leads the team with a .422 batting average (54-for-128) and has hit a team-high seven home runs and tallied 27 RBI’s. She currently leads the University Athletic Association in both batting average and home runs. Case Western Reserve improved to 25-13 overall with the two wins.
Hamilton went 1-0 on the mound, allowing three runs (zero earned) in seven innings pitched, to lead the Spartans to a 6-3 win over Ohio Northern University in the first game of the doubleheader on Tuesday. Hamilton scattered eight hits throughout the game and struck out two batters. In addition, Hamilton went two-for-five at the plate during the doubleheader with one double and one run scored. For the season, Hamilton has a 13-6 overall record, including a team-high 13 complete games. She has totaled 121.1 innings pitched, allowing 52 earned runs on 125 hits. Hamilton currently leads the team with 115 strikeouts and ranks second in the University Athletic Association.
The Spartan Club Athletes of the Week are selected by the CWRU Department of Athletics each Monday, based on their performance during the previous week of competition.
2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:
September 4th: Andrew Green (men's cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)