The Hiram College baseball team recorded its third straight victory with an 11-2 defeat of Medaille (N.Y.) College in a non-conference nine-inning game in Buffalo, N.Y.
The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Hiram (10-15) struck for four runs that included a two-RBI single by freshman infielder Ryan Fedor (Mantua/Crestwood) with bases loaded and a pair of RBI-singles by junior infielder Mark Leone (Boardman) and junior outfielder Jaren Bell (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton). The Terriers added another run in the fifth thanks to a solo homerun by senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference infielder/pitcher Tim Calhoun (Canfield) to increase the lead to 5-0. Medaille (11-12) got on the board in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 5-1 game. Hiram then got some breathing room with a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings that included a RBI-double by sophomore infielder/designated hitter Trevor Foster (Warren/Champion) in the sixth and two more RBI-base hits by Fedor and Bell in the seventh. The Terriers tacked on additional runs in the eighth and ninth innings by way of a bases loaded walk by Fedor in the eighth and a RBI-single by senior infielder Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) in the ninth, also with bases loaded, to give Hiram a commanding 11-1 advantage. Medaille recorded the final run of the game in bottom of the ninth to make the score 11-2, but that would be the only run as Hiram went on to post the nine-run victory.
As a team, Hiram out-hit Medaille, 21-9, with Bell and Haidet both recording a game-high four hits. Both finished four-of-six overall with Bell scoring a run and two RBI, while Haidet added a run scored and RBI. Fedor ended the day three-of-four with a run scored and a game-high four RBI. Foster also had three hits and was three-of-five overall to go along with a run scored and a RBI. Rounding out the multi-hitters was Leone who went two-of-four with a pair of runs scored and a RBI.
On the mound, junior Nate Weiss (Warren, Mich./University Liggett) saw his first action of the season and pitched two innings allowing no runs on two hits and had three strikeouts. Freshman Brandon Chesmar (Elyria/Amherst Steele) came on in relief and finished the game giving up two runs on seven hits and struck out four hitters. He was also credited with the win and improves to 4-1 overall for the season.
Hiram is scheduled to host Thiel (Pa.) College in a non-conference nine-inning game on Tuesday, Apr. 22 at Robert O. Fishel Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.