Softball to Begin Final Stretch of Season against Ohio Northern

Softball to Begin Final Stretch of Season against Ohio Northern

With just six games remaining on its regular-season schedule, the Case Western Reserve University softball team will play at home for the final scheduled time this season, when the squad welcomes Ohio Northern University to Mather Park for a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Live Coverage
Fans can follow the action with a live video webcast of both games at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/live. Live stats for game one are available at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2018-19/boxscores/20190423_agp8.xml with game two live stats at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2018-19/boxscores/20190423_leoh.xml.

CWRU Spartans
Case Western Reserve will enter Tuesday's games with a 19-13 overall record, after the team lost three of four games to Emory University this past weekend. The team is batting .338 this season and averaging 5.8 runs per game, while the pitching staff is tallying a 3.07 earned run average and a .262 opponents' batting average.

The Spartans are under the leadership of Head Coach Josie Henry, who is in her ninth season with the team, and has a career record of 224-140. Henry is assisted by Andrea Nagy, Ashley Parello, Katleyn Gibson and Hannah Mehrle.

Ohio Northern Polar Bears
The Polar Bears will enter Tuesday's doubleheader with some momentum, after sweeping Marietta College last Wednesday. Ohio Northern stands at 21-11 overall on the year, including a 6-2 mark in away contests. The team is batting .358 this season and averaging 6.4 runs per game, while the pitching staff has a 3.85 earned run average and a .291 opponents' batting average.

Ohio Northern is under the leadership of Head Coach Jackie Price, who is in her third season with the program. She is assisted by Tina Martinez and Les Bowman.

Last year, the Spartans and Polar Bears met during the 2018 NCAA Division III Regionals at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Ohio Northern won the first meeting 1-0 on the opening day of the Regional, but then the Spartans came back to sweep the Polar Bears on the final day of the Regional to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. Junior Ilissa Hamilton was named the Notre Dame Regional Most Outstanding Player, after throwing 29 of a possible 35 innings, compiling and ERA of 0.72 to go along with 23 strikeouts.

Spartan Notes
The Spartans are currently 10-6 in games at Mather Park this season…Junior Melissa Cuellar is first on the squad with a .417 batting average (25-for-60)…Junior Nicole Carty has a team-best six home runs and currently ranks tied for first on the team with senior Nicole Doyle with 12 multiple hit games this season…Doyle also ranks tied for first with sophomore Dusstyn Reynolds with eight multiple RBI games his year…The Spartans have hit .334 (104-for-311) with runners in scoring position this season, and .584 (45-for-77) with a runner on third and less than two outs.