Pitching big in Heidelberg baseball split with CWRU split

Kyle Fluharty and Derek Hendrixson combined to hinder Case Western Reserve’s offense in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader at Peaceful Valley, helping Heidelberg split.

Joe Staab also had plenty to do with the Game 1 win.

The Student Princes won the first game 3-2, then fell in the second game, 6-1.

Fluharty started in Game 1, going six innings and allowing two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out three. He left after the sixth with the game tied at 2. Hendrixson relived and threw three scorless innings, allowing two hits and fanning three.

Staab was the offensive star for Heidelberg in the first game. He doubled in a run in the third, singled in a run in the fifth, and then, with the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the seventh, singled in Adam Hershberger for what became the winning run.

In Game 2, Heidelberg managed just five hits off Spartans starter John Fortunato, who pitched a complete game and improved to 4-0.

Fortunato struck out six and walked four. Heidelberg’s only run came in the second inning, when Derek Hug homered.

HU moved to 15-4 this season. Case Western sits 14-4.

Brey powers ‘Berg softball to split

BLUFFTON – Kyleah Brey homered three times in Heidelberg’s doubleheader Friday at Bluffton, helping the Student Princes to a split.

In Game 1 Friday, Bluffton’s Jess Kuzara hit a three-run homer, while Chelsea Weitz added a solo shot in the Beavers’ 9-3 win over HU. Brey homered twice in the game, both solo shots.

Erin Chapman took the Game 1 loss, going a complete six innings and allowing nine runs, six earned.

Lisa Simmons had two hits and an RBI for Heidelberg in the first game.

In the second game, Brey scored three runs while Marisa Smego had three hits and scored two runs as the Princes won, 10-4.

Jordan Hux added a solo shot for Heidelberg, while Paige Atterholt threw a complete seven innings for the win in the circle.

Heidelberg moved to 10-4, Bluffton 11-7.