Softball: Raiders Drop Two Games to Case Western Reserve

Megan Okuda
Megan Okuda

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The University of Mount Union was swept by Case Western Reserve -- 9-8 and 10-1-- in a non-conference, double header Wednesday in Cleveland.

The Purple Raiders drop to 9-7 on the season as Case Western Reserve moves to 14-5.

In game one, the Raiders opened the game with a grand slam by sophomore Logan Lehman (Orrville/Orrville) gaining an early 4-0 lead.

The Spartans cut the lead in half with a home run in the bottom of the first driving in two runs.

Two home runs in the fourth inning by sophomore Brooke Cox (Louisville/Louisville) and Olivia Schumacher (Gahanna/Gahanna Lincoln) push the Raiders to an 8-3 lead.

Case rallied in the fourth inning with a trio of doubles driving in two runs cutting the lead to 8-3. Two home runs driving in four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning led to the eventual 9-8 Case Western Reserve victory.

In game two, the Spartans gained an early lead scoring a total of seven runs in the first two innings including a three-run home run by Annie Wennerberg.

In the top of the second inning the Raiders earned their only run of the game as junior Megan Okuda (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) stole home off a wild pitch.

The Spartans scored three more runs before ending the game 10-1 in the fifth inning on a run rule.

Mount Union has a quick turn around traveling to Wooster for a non-conference, double header Thursday, Mar. 26 at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

Case Western Reserve 9, Mount Union 8 (Mar 25, 2015 at Cleveland, Ohio)
Mount Union......... 400 400 0 -  8  8  0      (9-6)
Case Western Reserve 201 204 X -  9 12  0      (11-5)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Erin Simmons and . Case Western Reserve - Wennerberg; Dzierwa(4) and .
Win-Wennerberg(7-4)  Save-Dzierwa(2)  Loss-Erin Simmons  T-1hr45min  A-32
HR MTU - Olivia Schumacher; Logan Lehman; Brooke Cox.
HR CWR-S - O'Brien; Wennerberg 3.
Weather: Cloudy
Game: CWR-MTU1

Case Western Reserve 10, Mount Union 1 (Mar 25, 2015 at Cleveland, Ohio)
Mount Union......... 010 00 -  1  3  0      (9-7)
Case Western Reserve 341 2X - 10 10  0      (14-5)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Sadie Janus; Allie Scalli(2) and . Case Western Reserve - Molnar and .
Win-Molnar(1-0)  Loss-Sadie Janus  T-1hr10min  A-36
HR CWR-S - Wennerberg.
Weather: Cloudy/Chilly
Game: CWR-MTU2