Hiram College

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The Hiram College softball team came up on the short end of a pair of games at Westminster (Pa.) on Saturday.

Both games were one run affairs, with the Titans (8-4) taking the first game 7-6 and the second game 1-0.

In the Game 1, Hiram (2-10) got RBI singles in the first inning from junior Nicole Hoy(Brunswick) and junior Kali Stover (Akron/Coventry) take a 2-0 lead.

Westminster would get a run back in the first, but the Terriers countered in the second on a solo homer from senior Janie Linger (Akron/Firestone) and another RBI single from Stover.

But the Titans would explode for six runs in the bottom half of the second to jump in front 7-4.

The Terriers would get two runs back in the fourth on a 2-RBI single from Hoy, cutting the deficit to 7-6.

Hiram would put the tying run on third with 1-out in the seventh, but could not score.

Sophomore Brittany Zajac (Corry, Pa.) fired a complete game, giving up three earned runs .

Five different Terriers recorded two hits in the game.

In Game 2, junior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge) turned in her strongest performance of the year, firing a complete game and giving up just one run on three hits.

Westminster scored the lone run of the game in the first inning and was able to hold the lead for the remainder of the contest.

Hiram will play again on Tuesday, when it travels to take on non-conference foe John Carroll in a doubleheader that is slated to begin at 3 p.m.