The Case Western Reserve University softball team suffered a pair of losses against Emory University on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field in Atlanta, Georgia, dropping the first game 7-1, before falling 4-3 in the second contest of the day.
The sweep dropped the Spartans to 13-6 overall and 0-4 in the University Athletic Association, while Emory raised its record to 13-7 and 4-0 in the UAA.
Game 1: Emory 7, CWRU 1
The Eagles took the 7-0 advantage, before freshman Dusstyn Reynolds got the Spartans' on the board in the top of the sixth with a base hit down the right field line, scoring sophomore Caitlin Smith. The RBI was Reynolds' 11th on the season.
Game 2: Emory 4, CWRU 3
The Spartans got out to the early lead in the second game of the day, after senior Maren Waldner hit an RBI single to left field to score junior Nicole Doyle. Emory responded the following half inning with a run of their own to even the score at 1-1.
The Eagles added another run in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead. CWRU answered the following half inning with a run in the top of the fourth with an RBI single from sophomore Nicole Carty that drove in Waldner.
Emory reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fifth when they scored two runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Spartans scored a run in the sixth after a RBI double from Reynolds that scored Smith. However, CWRU was unable to score another run as Emory secured the 4-3 victory.
Sophomore Ilissa Hamilton started and went all six innings. She allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out two batters. Waldner led the Spartans at the plate with a two-for-three performance, including a run batted in.
Case Western Reserve will return to action on Tuesday, April 3rd, when the team travels to Alliance, Ohio to face the University of Mount Union for a doubleheader. The first pitch on Tuesday is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.