With the loss, the Terriers fall to 8-24 overall and the Yellow Jackets improve to 27-9 overall for the season.
B-W took control of the game right from the start scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning. Hiram got two of those runs back in the bottom half of the first thanks to a two-run homerun by sophomore outfielder/catcher George Blake (Parma) to make the score 7-2. The Yellow Jackets extended the lead back to seven runs with a pair of scores in the top of the second for a 9-2 advantage. The Terriers scored what would be their final run of the game in the fourth on a RBI-single by freshman infielder Ron DeAmicis (Austintown/Fitch) that narrowed the gap to 9-3. B-W went on to add a run in the fifth and six innings and two more runs in the ninth to go on to the 13-3 final.
Hiram recorded nine hits in the game and was led by the trio of Blake, freshman outfielder Jeff Segal (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield) and sophomore catcher/infielder Tim Calhoun (Canfield) who all finished with a pair of hits. Blake went two-of-four overall with a run scored and two RBI on the homerun. Segal and Calhoun also finished two-of-four at the plate.
On the mound, four Terriers saw action with junior Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) getting the start and going three innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on seven hits and struck out two batters. He was also credited with the loss and is now 3-2 overall for the season.
Hiram will wrap-up the 2012 season on Saturday, Apr. 28 with a rescheduled North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against Kenyon College at Fishel Field. It will also be senior day with the first game scheduled to begin at noon.