NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Case Western Reserve University baseball team combined to score 28 runs in a doubleheader sweep of host Westminster College (PA) on Saturday, April 2 at the WC Baseball Field. The Spartans won game one, 11-1, and game two, 17-7.
With the sweep, the Spartans have won three in a row and improve to 17-10 overall. Westminster falls to 13-5.
In game one, the Spartans scored twice in the first and three times in the third. Senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale) drove in four of the runs with a two-run homer and a two-run single. After scoring a single run in the fourth on an RBI double by sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge), the Spartans blew the game open with four runs in the sixth. Mullins singled home one, sophomore first baseman Brett Ossola (Potomac, MD/Bullis School) singled home a pair and senior catcher Steve Bills (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) drove in one.
On the mound, sophomore Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) tossed his team-high third complete game of the season to improve to 3-3. The lefty allowed one earned run on eight hits in seven innings while striking out five.
For the game, Mullins was 4-for-4 with five runs batted-in and two runs scored. Keen also went 4-for-4 with four runs scored.
In game two, Westminster led 5-0 after three innings. The Spartans rallied with four in the fourth and eight in the fifth. Case also added one in the sixth and four in the seventh to counter two Titan runs in the sixth.
Seven Spartans finished the game with two hits. Mullins was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Keen was 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored. Junior rightfielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) was 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
On the mound, junior Noah Lieberman (Evanston, IL/Evanston) threw four innings in relief to earn the win. He allowed two earned runs on two hits with four strikeouts.
The Spartans are right back in action tomorrow afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. home doubleheader versus Allegheny College (PA) at Nobby's Ballpark in Cleveland.