The Case Western Reserve University softball team split a pair of games against Trine University on Sunday afternoon at Mather Park, winning the first game 4-1, before falling 16-0 in five innings the second contest.
Prior to the games, the Spartans honored the team's senior class of Abbey Filliez, Kristen Klemmer, Meghann McMahon and Rebecca Molnar. Together, the fourth seniors helped the team to a 98-58 record over the last four years, including a program-record 32 wins last season, and a University Athletic Association Championship in 2014.
The split sent the Spartans' record to 17-19 for the season, while Trine now stands at 20-9.
Game 1: CWRU 4, Trine 1
Case Western Reserve junior Annie Wennerberg did not allow an earned run in a complete-game victory, and sophomore Grace Tritchler had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in, as the Spartans topped Trine 4-1 in the first game of the doubleheader.
Tritchler got the Spartans on the board in the first inning, plating a pair of runs with a double that scored both sophomore Maren Waldner and sophomore Katie Wede. A sacrifice fly from Wede in the second scored Klemmer, and Klemmer hit a double in the fourth that brought Tritchler home with two outs in the frame.
Wennerberg would hold the Thunder scoreless until the sixth, when Trine scored a run on an error. It would prove to be the only blemish on the day for Wennerberg, who improved to 11-10 on the year, after holding the Thunder to just six hits and two walks, while striking out one batter.
Justine Robles took the loss for Trine, falling to 10-5 for the season.
Game 2: Trine 16, CWRU 0 (5 innings)
Trine scored 10 runs in the first inning and five in the second, en route to a 16-0 win over the Spartans in the second game.
Freshman Nicole Doyle, Wennerberg and sophomore Lindsey Robinson each had hits for Case Western Reserve, as the team's offense struggled to get anything started against Trine's Bre Cooper, who earned the win in the game to improve to 3-0.
Sophomore Katie Dzierwa started and suffered the loss for the Spartans, dropping to 3-6 on the season.
Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Wednesday, April 20th, when the team heads to Gambier, Ohio for a doubleheader against Kenyon College, beginning at 3:30 p.m.