Softball: Ohio Northern (21-15 Overall) at Case Western Reserve (23-13 Overall)

Softball: Ohio Northern (21-15 Overall) at Case Western Reserve (23-13 Overall)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3 p.m. — Mather Park, Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: Ohio Northern will wrap up its regular season on Tuesday with a road double header at Case Western Reserve ... The games were scheduled for April 23, but were postponed due to rain ... Northern is coming off 6-4 and 8-0 losses at Muskingum on Saturday ... In the opener, junior Gabby Stewart went 3-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBI to lead a 12-hit ONU offensive effort. ... Through 36 games, senior Hailee Loughman leads the team and is fifth in the OAC with a .422 batting average ... Stewart ranks second on the team with a .417 batting average, and Anderson sits third with a .400 clip ... Stewart tops the team with 34 RBI, runs with 27 and base hits with 48 ... In the circle, Surdej has a 13-7 record, a 2.61 ERA, four saves, and 83 strikeouts in 142.1 innings ... She leads the league in saves and sits second in wins, fifth in ERA, and fourth in strikeouts ... Stewart ranks t14th all-time in ONU history with 140 career base hits, is t9th with 33 doubles, is 9th with 11 home runs and is t10th with 101 career RBI ... Loughman has 134 career hits, which is t19th all-time ... Loughman also sits eighth with 35 career doubles and has 98 career RBI ... Surdej ranks second all-time at ONU in strikeouts (328) and third in wins (45) in her career ... Junior Brady Guest has 92 career base hits and needs just 8 more to join the 100-Hit Club ... The Spartans enter today's twin-bill after sweeping a four-game series at Washington (Mo.) this past weekend ... CWRU is batting .340 this season and averaging 6.1 runs per game, while the pitching staff is tallying a 3.00 earned run average and a .271 opponents' batting average. ... The Spartans are currently 10-6 in games at Mather Park this season … Junior Nicole Carty is first on the squad with a .413 batting average … Carty has a team-best six home runs and currently ranks first on the team with 14 multiple hit games this season … Senior Nicole Doyle ranks first on the squad with 10 multiple RBI games his year and leads the team with 35 RBI.

Ohio Northern Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.       Hits       Runs       RBI  
1. Loughman .422   1. Stewart 48   1. Stewart 27   1. Stewart 34
2. Stewart .417   2. Loughman 46   2. R.Hish 26   2. Loughman 31
3. Anderson .400   3. Guest 45   3. May 23   3. Guest 25
                  Guest 23        

Ohio Northern Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts  
1. Surdej 13   1. Surdej 2.61   1. Surdej 83
2. Anderson 6   2. Anderson 3.72   2. Anderson 32
3. Walters 2   3. Walters 10.92   3. Walters 7

All-Time Series Notes: Case Western Reserve leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 4-1 margin ... The Spartans took 2-of-3 games at last year's NCAA III Regional Championships and won a double header at ONU in 2016.

ONU Head Coach Jackie Price: Price is currently in her third season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern ... She owns a 78-39 overall record, a .667 win percentage ... In five seasons overall as a head coach, Price is 99-88 for a .529 win percentage.