The Case Western Reserve University softball team suffered a pair of losses at Cooper Field in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, dropping the first game of the doubleheader against University Athletic Association opponent Emory University 8-0 in six innings, before falling 2-1 in the second contest of the day.
The sweep dropped the Spartans to 13-4 overall and 0-2 in the UAA, while Emory raised its ledger to 11-7 and 2-0 in the UAA with the two victories.
Game 1: Emory 8, CWRU 0 (6 innings)
The first game of Friday's doubleheader was a pitcher's duel, as both teams were held scoreless until the fourth inning when Emory erupted with six runs. The Eagles added a run in the fifth and sixth inning to secure the victory.
Sophomore Ilissa Hamilton started and allowed six runs on six hits, while striking out one batter. Jacqueline Spizizen earned the win for Emory, improving to 6-4 on the season.
Emory responded the following half inning with a sacrifice fly from Greta Wilker that scored Sarah Flanders. CWRU was held scoreless in the top of the second before the Eagles came up in the bottom of the inning to score another run after a RBI single from Cassie Baca.
The Spartans would get the potential game-tying run on base in both the third and seventh innings, but ultimately, would be unable to plate the equalizer in either frame.
Freshman Sidney Brannam started and only allowed two runs in six innings, but dropped to 6-2 on the year with the loss. Toko Miller took the win for Emory, raising her season ledger to 4-2, while Spizizen picked up her second save of the season in relief.
Case Western Reserve will return to action tomorrow, as they wrap-up their four-game series at Emory. The first game of the doubleheader is slated to start at 1:00 p.m.