Hiram College

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The Hiram College softball team split a road NCAC doubleheader with Kenyon on Monday afternoon.

The Terriers (5-13, 2-2 NCAC) took the opener in five innings 12-2, but dropped the second game to the Ladies (21-7, 2-4 NCAC) 7-0.

In Game 1, Hiram wasted no time jumping on the board, taking a 2-0 lead on a 2-RBI single by junior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge).

Kenyon tied the game in the bottom of the first, but the Terriers took the lead back in the second on a sac fly from junior Jessica Wahl (Akron/Ellet).

Hiram plated another run in the third on an error and scored two more runs in the fourth on RBI singles from junior Kali Stover (Akron/Coventry) and Garland.

The Terriers blew the game open in the fifth, scoring six times for the 12-2 win. Hiram got RBI hits from senior Miranda Wright (Richfield/Revere), junior Nicole Hoy (Brunswick), junior Danielle Latine (Eastlake/North), sophomore Dana Perrotta (New Castle, Pa.) and Garland in the inning.

The game was called after five innings due to the NCAA 8-run rule.

Garland paced the Terriers, going 3-for-3 with 4-RBI’s and a run scored. In addition, she pitched all five innings and gave up two runs for her second win of the season.

All nine players that saw action for Hiram reached base.

In Game 2, the Ladies scored three times in the first and added two more in the third for a 5-0 lead.

Kenyon tacked on another run in the fourth and sixth for the 7-0 win.

The Terriers were limited to just four hits in the contest.

Hiram will return to action on Wednesday, with a non-conference doubleheader at Penn State-Behrend that is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.