GAMBIER, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost a pair of games against Kenyon College, 19-2 and 10-3, on Sunday, Mar. 27 in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader in Gambier. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s outcome, the Terriers are now 6-8 overall and 0-4 in the NCAC. The Lords improve to 10-10 overall and 3-3 NCAC.
In game one, Kenyon took control early scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Lords went on add another run in the second and blew the game open with a five-run third to lead 10-0. Hiram got on the board in the top of the fourth on a throwing error and a RBI single by freshman Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington), making the score 10-2. But Kenyon answered with two runs of it own in the bottom half of the inning and went on to score two more runs in the fifth and five in the sixth en route to the 19-2 final.
At the plate, Haidet ended the game a perfect two-of-two with a RBI. Senior Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview) also had a pair of hits going two-of-three and scored a run.
On the mound, four Terriers saw playing time with senior Andy Marsh (Orwell/Grand Valley) getting the start, but would be given the loss and is now 1-3 overall for the season. He pitched two-and-a-third innings allowing 10 runs on 13 hits.
In the nightcap, Hiram fell behind early as Kenyon crossed the plate once in the bottom of the first inning. But the Terriers took over the lead with three runs in the second as Hiram scored on base hits by junior Paul Yoculan (Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep) and Jamie Vaughn (West Chester/Bishop Fenwick) as well as scoring on a wild pitch for a 3-1 advantage. But the Lords then scored nine unanswered runs with a run in the second, three in the third, four in the fourth and one in the fifth for the 10-3 come-from-behind victory.
Hiram had two players record multi-hit games with junior Steve Dunn (Westlake) and sophomore Travis Richey (Petersburg/Springfield Local) each posting a pair of hits. Both went two-of-three with a run scored. Yoculan went one-of-two with a run scored and a RBI.
On the mound, freshman Drew Skelley (Lowellville) got the start, but suffered the loss, dropping him to 1-1 overall on the season. He pitched four innings giving up nine runs on 11 hits and had two strikeouts. Senior Bubba Thurner (Pittsburg, Pa./Brashear) pitched the final two innings allowing just a run on four hits.
Hiram will continue its season on Tuesday, Mar. 29 when the Terriers travel to Alliance for a non-conference game against the University of Mount Union. The single nine-inning game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 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.