GAMBIER, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost a pair of games today (Wednesday, Apr. 7) against Kenyon College, 12-3 and 13-3, in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at McCloskey Field in Gambier. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s doubleheader, the Terriers drop to 3-20 overall and 0-10 in the NCAC. The Lords improve to 7-12 overall and 4-6 in the NCAC.
In game one, Kenyon took an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Hiram narrowed the gap to a run with two scores in the top of the fourth. But the Lords answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and tacked on five more runs in the fifth to increase the lead to 12-2. The Terriers tallied the final run of the game in the top of the sixth, but Kenyon would cruise to a 12-3 victory.
Hiram recorded 10 hits in the game and was led offensively by junior infielder Cody Fincham (Windham), sophomore infielder Steve Dunn (Westlake) and sophomore outfielder/designated hitter Lance Townsend (Garrettsville) who all recorded a pair of hits. Townsend finished two-of-three with a run scored and two RBI. Fincham and Dunn both went two-of-four with Dunn adding a run scored.
Junior pitcher Andy Marsh (Orwell/Grand Valley) got the start and pitched four-and-a-third innings, but was given his third loss of the season, dropping him to 1-3 overall. He allowed 12 runs on 15 hits and had one strikeout. Junior Eric Schaffer (Kent/Roosevelt) pitch an inning and two-thirds of relief giving up no runs and just one hit.
In the nightcap, Hiram scored the game’s first run in the top of the first inning to take an early 1-0 advantage. Kenyon answered with four runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning to lead 4-1. The Terriers cut the deficit to a run, 4-3, with two scores in the second, but the Lords answered again with four more runs to extend the lead to 8-3. Kenyon went on to add a run in the third and two runs in the fifth and sixth innings while holding Hiram scoreless to claim a 13-3 victory.
Hiram again had three players finish the game with a pair of hits. Fincham, senior All-NCAC catcher Justin Street (Warren/Howland) and freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) all finished two-of-four at the plate. Fincham would also score a run, while Street recorded two RBI.
Sophomore John Colla (Austintown/Ursuline) got the nod in game two, but would suffer the loss, dropping him to 0-4 for the season. In four-and-a-third innings, he allowed 11 runs on 11 hits and struck out three batters. Junior Bubba Thurner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Brashear) pitched an inning and two-thirds giving up two runs on five hits.
The Terriers are scheduled to travel to Grove City, Pa. for a non-conference single nine-inning game against Grove City College on Friday, Apr. 9. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.