OBERLIN, OHIO — Senior pitcher Andy Marsh (Orrville/Grand Valley) pitched a complete game shutout in game one as the Hiram College baseball team claimed a two-game split against Oberlin College today (Thursday, Apr. 21) in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader in Oberlin. The Terriers won game one, 3-0, but fell to the Yeomen in game two, 15-0. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
With the split, the Terriers are now 9-17 overall and 1-11 in the NCAC. The Yeomen are now 14-16 overall and 5-7 NCAC.
In game one, Hiram scored the game’s opening run in the top of the fourth inning on a RBI single by junior Steve Dunn (Westlake) for a 1-0 lead. The Terriers continued the scoring the fifth with a pair of runs on a RBI single by junior Randy Miller (Glenmont/West Holmes) and RBI ground out by Dunn to extend the margin to 3-0. Oberlin threatened in the bottom of the seventh with bases loaded, but with two outs, and a ground ball hit to senior Andy Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) sealed the victory as Hiram tallied the final out on the play and went on to win by the final of 3-0.
Hiram was led at the plate by senior All-NCAC player Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview) who finished a perfect two-for-two with two runs scored. Miller also recorded a pair of hits and finished two-of-four with a RBI. Dunn ended the game one-of-three with two RBI.
Marsh pitched all seven innings to record his second win of the season and improves to 2-4 on the season. He also pitched his second complete game and his first shutout of the year. Marsh allowed no runs on six hits and struck out five batters.
In game two, Oberlin struck early scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning, two more in the second and blew the game open with six runs in the third to lead by a commanding 10-0 margin. The Yeomen went on to add five more runs in the fifth as Oberlin cruised to the 15-0 win.
Hiram had five hits in the nightcap and was led by freshman Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) who went two-of-four at the plate. Dunn, Andy Richey and sophomore Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) each had a base hit despite the loss.
On the mound, four Hiram pitchers would see action, but it would be sophomore Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) who’d get the start in game two and pitched two-and-a-third innings allowing seven runs on four hits to go along with three strikeouts. He was given the loss and falls to 2-5 overall for the year.
Hiram is scheduled to host Wittenberg University in a NCAC doubleheader at Robert O. Fishel Field on Saturday, Apr. 23. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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