NEW WILMINGTON, PA. — The Hiram College baseball team claimed a victory in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader against Westminster College defeating the Titans, 9-3, today (Wednesday, Mar. 30) in New Wilmington, Pa. The second game of the doubleheader was suspended due to increasingly poor weather and field conditions. [Game One Stats]
With the win, the Terriers improve to 8-8 overall and the Titans fall to 13-3 overall for the season.
Hiram took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by junior Steve Dunn (Westlake). Westminster later took over the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third, making the score 2-1. But the lead wouldn’t last long as the Terriers crossed home plate twice in the fourth thanks to a two-RBI single by senior Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview) with runners on second and third. Hiram went on to add three more runs in the sixth, highlighted by a two-run homerun by sophomore Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius), his second of the season, to give the Terriers a 6-2 advantage. The Titans tallied a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to narrow the lead to 6-3. But Hiram put the game away scoring three runs in the seventh and went on to claim the 9-3 victory.
Hiram racked up 15 hits in the game and was led by Adkins who finished four-of-five with a run scored and three RBI. Four other Terriers posted a multi-hit game with a pair of hits. Sewolich ended the game one-of-two with three runs scored and three RBI.
On the mound, sophomore Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) had a strong outing pitching five and two-thirds innings and recording his second win the season to improve to 2-1 overall. He allowed two runs on three hits and had three strikeouts. Senior Andy Marsh (Orville/Grand Valley) pitched an inning-and-a-third of relief giving up no runs and just one hit.
In the second game, Westminster led, 2-0, before the game was suspended in the second inning due to snow and worsening field condidtions. No reschedule date for game two has been set.
Hiram is scheduled to travel to Wooster for a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against The College of Wooster on Sunday, Apr. 3. 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 email@example.com.