HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost both games of a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan University, 7-1 and 5-0, today (Thursday, Apr. 14) at Robert O. Fishel Field. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
With the losses, the Terriers fall to 8-16 overall and 0-10 in the NCAC. The Battling Bishops improve to 17-12 overall and 8-4 NCAC.
In the first game, OWU took an early lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning making the score 2-0. The Bishops went on to add two more runs in the fourth, a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to increase the lead to 7-0. Hiram ended the possible shutout with its only run in the bottom of the sixth on a double play that allowed sophomore Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) to score from third base. But OWU already had the game in hand and went on to win by the final of 7-1.
Sewolich, junior Torrey Stimson (Hudson/Walled Lake, Mich.)) and freshman Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) each recorded base hits in the game for Hiram. Sewolich also had a run scored.
On the mound, junior John Colla (Austintown/Ursuline) got the start and went three-and-a-third innings allowing four runs on six hits and struck out one batter. He would also be given the loss and is now 0-3 overall on the year. Senior Eric Schaffer (Kent/Roosevelt) pitched two and two-thirds innings in relief giving up three runs on five hits and tallied one strikeout. Junior Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) pitched the final inning allowing just a hit and had one strikeout.
In game two, OWU would score runs in the first four innings. The Bishops crossed the plate twice in the top of the first and went on to add runs in the second, third and fourth innings to lead 5-0. Hiram had seven hits in the game, but could not push any runs across home plate as OWU went on to claim the 5-0 shutout.
The Terriers were led at the plate by Haidet who posted a pair of hits and finished two-of-three overall. Five other Hiram players recorded base hits despite the loss.
Freshman pitcher Drew Skelley (Lowellville) got the start in game two and went two-and-a-third innings, but suffered the loss and is 1-2 overall for the season. He allowed four runs on five hits and struck out one batter. Senior Andy Marsh (Orwell/Grand Valley) came on in the third inning and pitched four and tw0-thirds innings of relief allowing just one run on seven hits and had four strikeouts.
Hiram is scheduled to travel to Oberlin for a NCAC doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 16 against Oberlin College. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.