CHICAGO – The University of Chicago softball team couldn't find an offensive rhythm and lost both ends of a doubleheader to Case Western Reserve University on Saturday.
The Maroons dropped to 19-13 on the season, while the Spartans improved to 29-8.
Game One – Case Western Reserve 6, UChicago 0
Defensive lapses proved fatal in the opener. UChicago committed four errors that led to five unearned runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings.
CWRU's starting pitcher kept the Maroons hitters off balance all game en route to 11 strikeouts. However, the home team was able to create in the bottom of the sixth, utilizing an error and two singles to load the bases. But two lineouts ended the threat.
Senior pitcher Molly Moran (10-5 record) took the loss in seven innings of work. She struck out six batters to go with eight hits, one earned run and two walks.
The Maroons tallied four hits, with junior outfielder Maeve Garvey going 1-for-2 with a walk.
Game Two – Case Western Reserve 11, UChicago 0
The Spartans kept the pressure on in game two. They tallied two runs in an inning three times, and added five more in the top of the sixth.
UChicago loaded the bases in the bottom of the second and fourth innings. But CWRU secured the final out in each case to keep the home side off the scoreboard.
Offensively, the Maroons posted seven hits from seven different players. Sophomore pitcher Megan Stoppelman fell to 3-7 on the season and worked all six innings.
- Sunday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM – Case Western Reserve University at UChicago (DH)