Baseball Drops Two at Case Western Reserve

Greg Ferrell (Photo by Mark Mahoney)
Greg Ferrell (Photo by Mark Mahoney)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Case Western Reserve got a great pitching performance then used the long ball to sweep a pair of non-conference baseball games from Mount Union Saturday at Nobby's Ballpark in Cleveland.

Spartans pitcher Jamie Hora fired a complete game two hitter in a 4-1 win in game one. 

The lone Mount Union (13-16) run came on a solo home run from freshman C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum).

In game two, Chad Mullins hit a two-run homer and Sam Alexander hit a solo shot in back-to-back at-bats in the first inning to stake Case Western Reserve (30-12) to a 3-0 lead which it made last in a 5-4 win.

Britt Williams (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had a pair of hits and drove in a run, Ty Wood (Hudson/Hudson) and Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) also drove in runs while Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary) had a triple but the Raiders were limited to just seven hits.

Case Western Reserve starter Ray Kelly improved to 5-0 as he scattered three hits over four innings and Jose Vega picked up his third save.

Carlino took the loss for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union plays an OAC doubleheader Monday against Capital at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe.

Case Western Reserve 4, Mount Union 1 (Apr 23, 2011 at Cleveland, Ohio) (Game 1)
Mount Union......... 010 000 0 -  1  2  1      (13-15)
Case Western Reserve 000 130 X -  4  6  2      (29-12)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Matt Lambert; Mac Thurber(4); Kyle Moles(5) and C.J. Stotler.
Case Western Reserve - Jamie Hora and Steve Bills.
Win-Jamie Hora(7-3)  Loss-Mac Thurber(0-1)  T-1:32  A-485
HR MTU - C.J. Stotler (3).
Weather: 69 F Partly Sunny

Case Western Reserve 5, Mount Union 4 (Apr 23, 2011 at Cleveland, Ohio) (Game 2)
Mount Union......... 010 101 1 -  4  7  0      (13-16)
Case Western Reserve 300 020 X -  5 10  0      (30-12)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Zach Carlino; Tom Bekelsky(2); Trent Vallinger(4); Kyle Moles(6);
Mike Horning(6) and Craig Knott; C.J. Stotler. Case Western Reserve - Ray Kelly;
A J. Boshinski(5); Jose Vega(6) and Peter Zak; Steve Bills.
Win-Ray Kelly(5-0)  Save-Jose Vega(3)  Loss-Zach Carlino(1-2)  T-2:00  A-125
HR CASE-B - Chad Mullins (8); Sam Alexander (4).
Weather: 73 F Partly Sunny
Moles faced 3 batters in the 6th.