The Case Western Reserve University softball team will wrap-up its 2017 season on Sunday, April 30th, when the team hosts a doubleheader against Heidelberg University at Mather Park, starting at 12:00 p.m.
The Spartans were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader against DePauw University on Sunday, but made the change to their schedule due to DePauw having to play a conference opponent on Sunday instead.
Fans can follow the action with a live video webcast of both games at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/live. Live stats for game one are available at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2016-17/boxscores/20170430_r9as.xml with game two live stats at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2016-17/boxscores/20170430_9j69.xml.
Case Western Reserve will enter the game with a 19-16 overall record, including a 10-8 home record. The team is coming off of a doubleheader sweep at John Carroll on Wednesday. The Spartans are batting .285 and have averaged 4.6 runs per game, while the pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA and a .284 opponents' batting average.
The Spartans are under the leadership of Head Coach Josie Henry, who is in her seventh season with the team, and has a career record of 166-114. Henry is assisted by Shannel Blackshear and Ashley Parello.
Heidelberg Student Princes
Heidelberg is 24-9-1 on the season, including a 6-1-1 road ledger, and has won its last six games. The Student Princes are scheduled to play a doubleheader against Otterbein University on Friday, before facing the Spartans on Sunday. The squad is batting .306 and has 5.2 runs per game this season, while the pitching staff has a 2.90 earned run average with a .263 opponent's batting average.
Heidelberg is coached by Kelli Williams, who is in her first season with the team. She is assisted by Mikaela Mitsch and Jessie Probst.
The teams last played during the 2014 season, with CWRU dropping both games of a doubleheader in Cleveland. Heidelberg won the first game 8-5 and the second contest 5-3.
Senior Annie Wennerberg became the program's all-time wins leader after she pitched four-shutout innings in the first game against John Carroll on Wednesday, the win was her 12th of the season and 53rd of her career, as she passed former Spartan Rebecca Taylor (2012-15) for the most wins in the program's history…Regardless of Sunday's outcomes, the Spartans have clinched their sixth-consecutive winning season…The Spartans are 12-10 in non-conference games this season.