The Hiram College baseball team was defeated by Baldwin-Wallace College, 23-9, today (Wednesday, Mar. 31) in a non-conference single nine-inning game at Robert O. Fishel Field. [Game Stats]
With the loss, the Terriers fall to 3-13 overall, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 5-7 overall for the season.
B-W grabbed an early 3-0 lead with three scores in the top of the first inning and went on to add another run in the second to lead 4-0 after one-and-a-half innings of play. In the bottom half of the second, junior Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview) started the inning with a lead-off triple and later scored on a RBI groundout by sophomore Lance Townsend (Garrettsville) to make the score 4-1. Hiram evened the margin at 4-4 with three runs in the third that was highlighted by a two-RBI single by Townsend. B-W then scored five runs in the fourth to take the lead and never looked back. The Yellow Jackets went on to add three runs in the fifth, a run in the sixth, three in the seventh and seven in the ninth. The Terriers scored two runs in the fourth, and single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings en route to the 23-9 final.
Hiram recorded 12 hits, but would be outhit for the game, 24-12. The Terriers were led by Townsend who finished three-of-four with three RBI. Senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference catcher Justin Street (Warren/Howland) also recorded three hits going three-of-five with a run scored and a RBI. Senior All-NCAC infielder Kyle Kovach (Garfield Heights) also had a multi-hit game finishing two-of-four.
On the mound, freshman Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) got the start and pitched one inning allowing three runs on five hits, but would record a no decision. Eight other Hiram pitchers would see action including junior Eric Schaffer (Kent/Roosevelt) who came on in the fourth inning and was given the loss (0-1 overall), allowing five runs on five hits and struck out one batter.
Hiram will look to get back on track on Friday (Apr. 2) when it hosts the first of two NCAC doubleheaders against Allegheny (Pa.) College at Fishel Field. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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