HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost a pair of games against Allegheny (Pa.) College, 16-1 and 12-7, today (Saturday, Apr. 3) in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Robert O. Fishel Field. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
With the losses, the Terriers are now 3-17 overall and 0-8 in the NCAC. The Gators improve to 11-6 overall and 5-1 NCAC.
In the first game, the game remained close with Allegheny leading 3-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Hiram sophomore infielder Steve Dunn (Westlake) drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, making the score 3-1. The Gators then took control of the game with 13 runs in the top of the seventh and held the Terriers scoreless in the bottom of the inning to cruise to a 16-1 victory.
Hiram had four hits in the game with senior All-NCAC catcher Justin Street (Warren/Howland), senior All-NCAC infielder Kyle Kovach (Garfield Heights), junior infielder Cody Fincham (Windham) and freshman infielder/pitcher Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) each recording a hit.
Sophomore John Colla (Austintown/Ursuline) got the start and pitched four and two-thirds innings, but suffered his third loss of the season, dropping him to 0-3 for the season. He allowed three runs on two hits and had two strikeouts.
In game two, the Gators maintained a 3-1 advantage until the bottom of the fourth inning when freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) hit his first collegiate homerun with a bases loaded grand slam to give Hiram a 5-3 lead. Allegheny quickly answered scoring three runs in the fifth, but Hiram would cross the plate once in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 6-6. The Gators regained the lead and got some breathing room with a five-run sixth to lead 11-6. The Terriers scored their final run in the sixth on a RBI sacrifice fly by Dunn to make the score 11-7, but Allegheny added an insurance run in the seventh en route to claiming a 12-7 victory.
Hiram was led at the plate by Sewolich who finished two-of-three with a run scored and five RBI. Five other Terriers would record a base hit.
On the mound, freshman Travis Richey got the start and pitched four innings allowing six runs on eight hits. He would also be given the loss and is now 0-4 for the season.
Hiram is scheduled to host Mount Union College on Tuesday, Apr. 6 in a non-conference single nine-inning game at Fishel Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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