By Ashley Birchmeier
ADA - The Ohio Northern softball team fell to Case Western Reserve 3-2, 10-3 Sunday afternoon in a double header at the ONU Softball Field.
The Polar Bears fall to 9-7 overall, while Case Western improves to 9-13.
Northern was led on the day by freshman Hailee Lughman who went 1-for-3 with three RBI's.
In game one, the Polar Bears would strike first as sophomore Jenna Hollar would capitalize on a Case Western error giving ONU the 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first.
The Spartans would find an equalizer in the top of the fourth as a wild pitch from sophomore Kirsten Lightel would plate a run for Case Western.
In the bottom half of the inning, Lightel would break the tie as she scored on a hit from senior Amanda Lahti.
However, the Spartans would string together a pair of hits in the sixth inning to plate the game winning run en route to the 3-2 victory.
Case Western tallied a game-high eight hits in the contest.
The Polar Bears bright spot in game two came in the bottom of the sixth inning as Loughman recorded her second career homerun plating three runs for ONU and cutting the deficit to 8-3.
Case Western would respond in the top of the seventh, scoring two more runs to claim the 10-3 victory.
Northern returns to action Tuesday when they play host to Bluffton, first pitch scheduled for 3 pm.