The Hiram College baseball team dropped both games of a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against The College of Wooster at Robet O. Fishel Field.
With the losses, the Terriers fall to 8-20 overall and 0-12 in the NCAC. The Fighting Scots improve to 14-11 overall and 3-3 NCAC.
In game one, Wooster looked to make a statement early scoring three runs in the top of the first inning which included a two-run homerun. But the Scot offense then went quiet as Hiram scored runs in the fourth inning on a RBI ground out by senior All-NCAC infielder Torrey Stimson (Hudson/Walled Lake, Mich.) and then again in the sixth thanks to a defensive error to cut the deficit to a run, 3-2. Wooster then put the game out of reach with a four-run top of the seventh to go on to the 7-2 final.
Hiram recorded five hits in the game with five separate Terriers each reaching base safely. Stimson finished the game one-of-three with a run scored and a RBI.
On the mound, junior Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) pitched all seven innings, but would get the loss, dropping him to 1-5 overall. He allowed seven runs on 13 hits and had four strikeouts.
In the nightcap, the Wooster offense found its stride as the Scots scored in all but one inning. Wooster quickly jumped out to the early lead with two runs in the second and then added another run in the third to lead 3-0. The Scots blew the game open with five runs in the fourth and added a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and four in the seventh to put the 10-run rule into effect and cruised to the 16-0 final.
Hiram failed to record a hit in the game, while Wooster tallied 17 hits.
Senior John Colla (Austintown/Ursuline) started the game and pitched three innings allowing seven runs on eight hits and struck out one batter. He also was credited with the loss and falls to 1-5 overall for the season. Three other pitchers saw action in the game including the freshman duo of J.T. Taylor (Niles) and Tre Carpenter (Akron/Kenmore). Taylor pitched two innings giving up two runs on three hits, while Carpenter pitched an inning-and-a-third allowing six runs on five hits. Junior Eric Cameron (Akron/Green) pitched the final two-thirds of an inning allowing one run on one hit.
Hiram and Wooster will face off again on Tuesday, Apr. 17 in a rescheduled NCAC doubleheader that was postponed earlier due to rain. The first game is scheduled to begin at noon at Robert O. Fishel Field.