The Hiram College baseball team lost both games against Allegheny (Pa.) College, 8-4 and 9-1, today (Friday, Apr. 2) in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Robert O. Fishel Field. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s outcome, the Terriers fall to 3-15 overall and 0-6 in the NCAC. The Gators improve to 9-6 overall and 3-1 NCAC.
In the first game, the game remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when Allegheny scored five runs to take a 5-0 advantage. The Gators went on to add another run in the fourth to increase the lead to 6-0. Hiram got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fifth, making the score 6-1. Both teams crossed the plate twice in the sixth inning with Hiram’s runs coming on a two-run homerun by junior outfielder Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview), his first of the season, resulting in an 8-3 margin heading into the final inning of play. The Terriers tallied one more run in the bottom of the seventh on a fielding error that allowed sophomore infielder Steve Dunn (Westlake) to score, but a possible rally would end short as Allegheny went on to capture the first game, 8-4.
The Hiram offense was led by Adkins who finished two-of-four with a run scored and two RBI. Junior outfielder Andy Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) also recorded multiple hits finishing two-of-three at the plate.
On the mound, junior Andy Marsh (Orwell/Grand Valley) pitched all seven innings, but was given the loss and is now 1-2 overall for the season. He allowed eight runs on 13 hits and struck out one batter.
In game two, Allegheny took control early scoring three runs in the first, two in the second and four in the third to lead 9-0. Hiram ended the possible shutout with its only run coming in the bottom of the fifth inning thanks to a RBI groundout by Andy Richey as the Gators took the nightcap, 9-1, and the two-game sweep.
Hiram tallied five hits in the game with Andy Richey, senior All-NCAC catcher Justin Street (Warren/Howland), senior designated hitter Matt Rinaldi (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral), junior infielder Cody Ficham (Windham) and freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) all reaching base safely.
Freshman pitcher Josh Weber (Lorain/Clearview) got the start and pitched two-and-third innings, but suffered his fourth loss of the season and is now 1-4 overall. He allowed eight runs on nine hits. Junior Bubba Thurner (Pittsburgh, Pa. Brashear) pitched four and two-thirds innings of relief allowing one run on five hits and had one strikeout.
Hiram will host Allegheny tomorrow (Saturday, Apr. 3) in a second NCAC doubleheader at Fishel Field. The start time of the first game has been moved up from its original time and will now start at noon.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.