Spartans Look to Extend Winning Streak on Senior Day versus Geneva; Watch it Live on Tuesday

Chelsea Lasky will be honored as the team's lone senior prior to first pitch. (photo by Ryan Baker)
Chelsea Lasky will be honored as the team's lone senior prior to first pitch. (photo by Ryan Baker)

CLEVELAND – Winner of nine in a row and 13 out of 14, the Case Western Reserve University softball team wraps up the season with a Tuesday, April 30 doubleheader versus Geneva College (Pa.) at 3:30 p.m. at Mather Park.


Spartan Notes

Playing their best ball of the season, the Spartans (22-13) have won nine in a row and 13 of their last 14 games to move a season-high nine games above the .500 mark.

In a sweep at Wittenberg University this past Saturday, two-time first-team All-University Athletic Association sophomore pitcher Rebecca Taylor recorded her 16th complete game of the season to improve to 16-10. Taylor also went a combined 4-for-7 at the plate with a run batted-in. In her last four outings on the mound, the second-year Spartan is 4-0 with a 1.50 earned run average and 29 strikeouts in 28 innings of work. For her career, Taylor already ranks second in school history in strikeouts (327), tied for third in shutouts (6), fourth in wins (36) and fifth in complete games (41).

Freshman third baseman Rachel Komar, recently named the UAA Rookie of the Year, extended her hitting streak to 16 games and is batting .516 (32-for-62) with 18 runs scored, two homers, 10 RBI and nine stolen bases during that stretch. With 49 hits this season, Komar is just five away from tying sophomore rightfielder Gena Roberts' school single-season record of 54 set last spring.

Senior Chelsea Lasky

Chelsea Lasky is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and a product of Villa Maria Academy. She has played in 26 games this season in center field and 74 contests for her career on the diamond. Chelsea also has the distinction of being the only current Spartan student-athlete that has lettered in three different varsity sports as she spent a year each with the women's basketball (2009-10) and women's soccer programs (2010). A combined four-time UAA All-Academic selection, Chelsea also served for three seasons as a student assistant coach with the Spartan women's hoops team. A biology (pre-health) major with a 3.643 grade point average, Chelsea is the daughter of Frank and Que Lasky.

Spartan Statistical Leaders

Rachel Komar - .426
Amy Taylor - .385
Molly O'Brien - .383

Gena Roberts - 35
Amy Taylor - 26
Erin Dreger - 23

Rebecca Taylor - 144.0
Rebecca Molnar - 60.2
Marisa Kohley - 23.0

Rachel Komar - 49
Molly O'Brien - 46
Amy Taylor - 42

Molly O'Brien - 37
Rachel Komar - 28
Erin Dreger - 23

Rebecca Taylor - 146
Rebecca Molnar - 52
Marisa Kohley - 16

Gena Roberts - 5
Ashley Parello - 3
Rachel Komar - 3

Molly O'Brien - 21
Rachel Komar - 12
Amy Taylor - 4

Marisa Kohley - 3.04
Rebecca Molnar - 3.12
Rebecca Taylor - 3.45

Golden Tornadoe Notes

The defending Presidents' Athletic Conference Champion, Geneva (20-14) has won four in a row and will enter the 2013 PAC Championship Tournament later this week as the No. 2 seed. This past Saturday, the Golden Tornadoes swept Chatham College (Pa.) on the road by scores of 7-3 and 4-2. Freshman Samantha Johnson earned the win on the mound in game one with five strikeouts in seven innings and was 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.

Freshman Laura Beck leads the team with an impressive .410 batting average and 41 hits to go along with a homerun and 20 RBI. Leading the team with 21 RBI, junior Ashley Davis is batting .339 with 37 hits and a team high-tying 26 scored runs. Classmate Leah Prisuta also has 26 runs scored with a .272 batting average, 20 RBI and 23 stolen bases, while fellow junior Christina Fuqua is batting .302 with a homer, 20 RBI and 23 runs. Freshman Dayna Hicks leads the team with 32 steals, and the Golden Tornadoes have swiped 94 as a team this spring.

Johnson leads the Golden Tornadeo pitching staff with a record of 14-8 and a 2.28 ERA. Johnson also has 85 strikeouts in a team-high 144.0 innings pitched with 14 complete games. Sophomore Andrea Hinds is next in the rotation at 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA.