HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost both games of a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against Wabash (Ind.) College today (Sunday, Apr. 10), 10-3 and 12-1, in the home opener at Robert O. Fishel Field. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s games, the Terriers are now 8-14 overall and 0-8 in the NCAC. The Little Giants improve to 13-16 overall and 6-2 NCAC.
In game one, Wabash took the game’s first lead scoring a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Hiram cut the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the inning on a RBI double by junior Randy Miller (Glenmont/West Holmes) to make the score 2-1. The Terriers took the lead in the fifth with two runs thanks to another RBI d0uble by Miller and a bases loaded walk by freshman George Blake (Parma) for a 3-2 margin. But the lead wouldn’t last long as the Little Giants blew the game open with a six-run sixth inning that included a three-run homerun that made the score 8-3. Wabash tacked two more runs in the top of the seventh and got Hiram to record three straight outs in the bottom of the inning to go on to the 10-3 final.
Hiram was led at the plate by senior All-NCAC outfielder Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview) and Miller who both recorded two hits. Adkins finished two-of-three with a run scored and Miller posted a two-of-four effort with a pair of RBI.
On the mound, sophomore Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) got the start, but suffered the loss, going five-and-a-third innings allowing five runs on five hits and had four strikeouts. Lalonde drops to 2-3 overall on the season with the loss.
In game two, Wabash capitalized early scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning for a commanding 7-0 lead. Hiram got one of the runs back in the bottom half of the inning on a RBI sacrifice fly by Miller, making the score 7-1. But it would be all the Little Giants the rest of the way as Wabash added four runs in the third and another in the sixth to cruise to the 12-1 win.
Hiram tallied just four hits in the game and was led by junior Torrey Stimson (Hudson/Walled Lake, Mich.)) who went two-of-three at the plate. Sophomore Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) and freshman Tim Calhoun (Canfield) recorded the other two hits for the Terriers.
Five Terrier pitchers would see playing time in the nightcap with sophomore pitcher Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) getting the start. Richey pitched two-thirds of an inning giving up seven runs on five hits and was given the loss which dropped him to 2-4 overall for the season.
Hiram is scheduled to travel to Oberlin for a NCAC doubleheader against Oberlin College on Saturday, Apr. 16. The first game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
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