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    Softball: Andrasik's glove, bat key to win over Hiram

    Peter Cooke

    Issue date: 4/17/09 Section: Sports
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    Late runs shook up the Spartans in their doubleheader against Baldwin-Wallace last weekend. Tough calls hit Case hard but the Spartans were able to keep their composure for the majority of the first game before a late rally in the bottom of the seventh defeated them, 2-1. Still hung over from the harsh loss, the Spartans seemed lost in the second half and found themselves on the wrong end of a 9-0 shutout. A day later, the Spartans returned home to Mather Field and defeated Hiram 7-4.

    Beth Andrasik led the Spartans (14-17) to victory against Hiram, hitting 3-4 with two triples and a double. Although she only managed one RBI, Andrasik would score three times to help Case clinch the win. "We came out looking to play hard and have some fun. We did just that with great hits that strung runs together and good defense that led to a 7-4 victory," said Andrasik.

    Second baseman Angel Rice, led off for the Spartans against Hiram. Rice got on base and Andrasik nailed a line drive triple into the outfield scoring, Rice and ending any doubts the Spartans had from the Baldwin-Wallace doubleheader. Right fielder Lauren Wolz would bring Andrasik home with a sacrifice fly and pitcher Ruthe Sagartz drove in another run, bringing Case's early lead to 3-0. Hiram coach Kristin Tassey then pulled Terrier starting pitcher Sarah Padilla in an attempt to slow down the Spartans.

    With fresh blood on the mound for Hiram, the Terrier batters began to come alive in the second inning, notching a single and then scoring on an error to cut the Spartan lead.

    Sagartz followed another inning of stellar pitching for the Spartans with a home run to left field. Sagartz's homer gave the Spartans a 5-1 lead at the top of the fourth. Rice led off the fifth with a walk while Andrasik doubled. Sophomore Anneliese Fetterman hit a single and advanced to second as the throw went to home where Rice was tagged out. A double by freshman Wolz would drive in Andrasik, but leave Fetterman at third. Unfortunately, another change in pitching for Hiram would stump the Spartan batters, stranding Wolz and Fetterman in scoring position.
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