HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College softball team lost a pair of games against Alma (Mich.) College today (Sunday, Mar. 20) in a non-conference doubleheader and home opener at the Myrtis E. Herndon Field. The Terriers lost the first game, 6-1, and fell in game two, 14-1, in five innings. [Game One Stats] [Game Two Stats]
Following today’s outcome, Hiram falls to 10-4 overall, while the Scots improve to 14-2 overall for the season.
In the opening game, Alma took an early lead scoring a pair of runs in the top of the second inning for a 2-0 margin. Hiram scored what would be its only run of the game in the bottom of the third on a RBI groundout by freshman utility player Sarah Loyer (Barrie, Ontario/St. Joseph’s) that allowed junior outfielder Marlene Smith (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) to score from third base. The Scots added another run in the fifth and sealed the victory in the top of the seventh crossing the plate three times for a 6-1 victory.
Hiram was outhit by Alma, 9-2, in the first game with junior outfielder Kristen Cooney (North Lewisburg/Triad) and Smith recording the only hits for the Terriers.
Freshman pitcher Alyssa Lane (Randolph/Waterloo) got the start in game one and pitched a total of four and two-thirds innings, but suffered the loss and is now 4-2 overall on the season. She allowed three runs on six hits and struck out two batters. Senior Sarah Padilla (Ontario, Calif./Colony) pitched two innings of relief giving up two runs on three hits and had one strikeout. Freshman Lindsay Colasinski (Southgate, Mich./Southgate) pitched a third of an inning allowing no runs or hits and no strikeouts.
In the second game, Alma again grabbed an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Hiram cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning thanks to a RBI single by sophomore All-Region first baseman Alee Singer (Akron/Dayton) making the score 2-1. Alma then took control with a six-run second and never looked back. The Scots went on to add three runs in the top of the third, a run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth to cruise to a 14-1 win in five innings.
Hiram tallied five hits in the nightcap with Cooney leading the way with a two-for-three effort and a run scored. Three other Terriers each recorded a base hit.
The Terriers used all six pitchers in the game with Colasinski getting the start and ended up pitching an inning-and-a-third allowing two runs on one hit and suffered the loss. She is now 1-1 overall for the season.
Hiram is scheduled to host Grove City (Pa.) College on Thursday (Mar. 24) in a non-conference doubleheader at Herndon Field. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
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