OBERLIN, OHIO — The Hiram College baseball team lost a pair of games against Oberlin College today (Saturday, Apr. 30), 15-2 and 4-3, in a non-conference doubleheader and season finale in Oberlin. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s games, the Terriers end their season with a 9-18 overall record and the Yeomen improve to 16-21 overall.
In game one, Hiram took an early lead scoring a run in the top of the first inning on a RBI sacrifice fly by senior All-NCAC outfielder Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview). But the lead would be short lived as Oberlin tallied two scores in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 advantage. It would be all Yeomen the remainder of the game scoring a run in the second, six in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Terriers scored their only other run of the game in the top of the sixth on a RBI fielder’s choice, but Oberlin would go on to win by the final of 15-2.
Hiram had four hits in game one with four seperate players each recording a base hit. Adkins finished one-of-two with a run scored and a RBI. Junior Randy Miller (Glenmont/West Holmes) also finished one-of-two at the plate, sophomore outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) went one-of-three with a run scored and freshman Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) ended the game one-of-two.
On the mound, senior Andy Marsh (Orrville/Grand Valley) got the start, but was given the loss and is now 2-5 overall. He pitched three innings allowing 11 runs on 11 hits and had one strikeout. Senior Bubba Thurner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Brashear) pitched three innings of relief giving up four runs on six hits.
In the second game, Oberlin took the early lead scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Yeomen maintained a one-run advantage until the top of the seventh inning when Adkins hit a three-run homerun to give the Terriers a 3-1 lead. But Oberlin took the lead back in the bottom of the inning with three runs of its own for a 4-3 come-from-behind victory.
Adkins led Hiram at the plate finishing one-of-four with a run scored and three RBI. Sewolich was the only other Terrier to record a hit and went one-of-two with a run scored.
Sophomore pitcher Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) got the start in the nightcap and pitched the entire game, but suffered the loss and ends the year at 2-4 overall. He allowed four runs on four hits, while striking out four batters in six and two-thirds innings.
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