Hiram College


The Hiram College softball team split a doubleheader at crosstown rival John Carroll on Tuesday afternoon.

The Terriers are now 3-11 on the season, while the Blue Streaks stand at 10-6.

In Game 2, Hiram loaded the bases and got a RBI groundout from sophomore Sarah Brady (Norton) and a 2-RBI single from sophomore Emily Syrjala (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep) in the second inning to take a early 3-0 lead.

John Carroll countered with two runs in the third, but the Terriers came right back with a 4-run fourth inning to take a 7-2 advantage.

Junior Jessica Wahl (Akron/Ellet) laced a 2-run double to open the scoring in the inning. Sophomore Dana Perrotta (New Castle, Pa.) hit into a fielders choice that scored a run and senior Miranda Wright (Richfield/Revere) followed with a sac fly.

The Blue Streaks would draw closer in the fourth, scoring three times to cut the Terriers lead to 7-5.

John Carroll would bring the winning run to the plate in the seventh, but junior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge) induced a flyout to end the game and give Hiram the 7-5 win.

Sophomore Brittany Zajac (Corry, Pa.) worked four innings, giving up five runs to pick up the win and move to 3-4 of the season. Garland fired the final three innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three for the save.

Wahl and Syrjala each recorded two hits in the game to pace Hiram.

In Game 1, Wright got the Terriers going early by blast a solo homer. The home run was the first of the year for her.

The Blue Streaks would benefit from a Hiram error in the bottom half of the frame to take a 2-1 lead.

Hiram tied the game in the third on a RBI single from junior Kali Stover (Akron/Coventry). Stover now has a team-leading seven RBI’s on the season.

John Carroll would take the lead for good, scoring three times in the fourth to pick up the 5-2 win.

Garland fired a complete game for Hiram, giving up five runs and striking out a season-high four batters.

Syrjala paced the Terriers, going 2-for-3 in the game.

Hiram will return to action on Thursday, when it hosts Baldwin Wallace in a double header. First pitch of Game 1 is set for 3:30 p.m.