Hiram College

The Hiram College softball team suffered a pair of setbacks against Ohio Wesleyan on Friday afternoon.

The Terriers see their record drop to 8-18 overall and 4-6 in the NCAC, while the Battling Bishops improve to 15-19, 4-10.

The contests were originally scheduled to be played at Hiram, but were moved to Ohio Wesleyan due to poor field conditions.

In the nightcap, the Terriers wasted no time jumping on the board, scoring six times in the first inning to take a 6-0 lead.

Junior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge) began the scoring with a 2-RBI single.

Junior Nicole Hoy (Brunswick) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score another run and Garland scored on a wild pitch.

Senior Janie Linger (Akron/Firestone) had a RBI single in the frame and sophomore Sarah Brady (Norton) would hit into a double play, but not before Hoy touched home.

OWU answered with three runs in the second, but Hiram came right back with three runs in the bottom of the inning on a 2-RBI single from Garland. Hoy would also score in the inning on a wild pitch, making the score 9-3 in favor of the Terriers.

From there, the Battling Bishops would score 10 straight runs to record the 13-9 win.

Garland paced the Hiram offense, going 2-for-4 with 4-RBI’s and a run scored. Sophomore Emily Syrjala (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep) and Hoy also collected two hits each. Garland gave up two earned runs in four innings of relief on the mound.

In the first game, Ohio Wesleyan scored three times in the second to take a early 3-0 lead.

The Terriers answered with two runs in the second, on a RBI single by Hoy and a hit by Garland.

OWU would add four runs in the second, before Hiram got a run back in the third on a solo homer by Linger, cutting the decifit to 7-3. The home run was her second of the year.

But the Battling Bishops would score single runs in the fifth and sixth and added three more runs in the seventh to pick up a 12-3 victory.

Garland and Hoy would pace the Hiram offense with both getting two hits. Garland would also fire a complete game, giving up just four earned runs.

Hiram will return to action on Saturday, with a NCAC doubleheader against Wittenberg. The twin bill was moved to Hiram due to projected weather forecasts and will begin at 11 a.m.