Hiram College

ADRIAN, MICH.  —  The Hiram College softball team was defeated by DePauw (Ind.) University, 7-0, today (Monday, May 16) in the title game of the 2011 NCAA Divsion III Adrian Regional Tournament hosted by Adrian College in Adrian, Mich.  [Game Stats]

The Terriers will finish as runners-up in the tournament and will end their season with a record-setting 29-14 overall record.  Hiram reached the regional title game for the first time in program history in their second overall trip to the NCAA postseason.  The Tigers improve to 31-9-1 and will advance to the NCAA Divsion III Softball World Series.

In the third game in the past two days against DePauw, the Tigers grabbed an early lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning.  DePauw added to its lead with a five-run second to take a commanding 7-0 lead.  The seven runs would be all the Tigers would need as Hiram could not get any runs across home plate and fell 7-0.

Hiram had four hits in the game with freshman outfielder Sarah Loyer (Barrie, Ontario/St. Joseph’s) leading the way going two-of-three overall.  Junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference outfielder Kristen Cooney (North Lewisburg/Triad) and junior All-Region utility player Kelly Langland (Batavia/McNicholas) also recorded hits in the game.

Freshman All-NCAC pitcher/utility player Alyssa Lane (Randolph/Waterloo) started the game and pitched an inning-and-a-third giving up five runs on seven hits and struck out one batter.  She would also suffer the loss and ends her “rookie” season with a 16-9 overall record in a Hiram single-season record 36 appearances.  Junior Amethyst Brigham (Middlefield/Cardinal) came on in relief and pitched a third of an inning allowing two runs on two hits.  Freshman Lindsay Colasinski (Southgate, Mich./Southgate) finished the game and pitched four-and-a-third solid innings allowing no runs and just three hits.

Following the tournament, Lane and Langland were both selected to the All-Tournament Team as at-large picks.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.