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Terriers Drop Two to Allegheny

Terriers Drop Two to Allegheny

The Hiram College baseball team found themselves on the wrong end of a pair of games on Tuesday afternoon, falling in doubleheader action against Allegheny College.

The Gators escaped game one with a 7-4 victory, before taking game two by a final of 9-3.

In the opening game of the day, the Terriers found themselves trailing 6-1 after five frames, with the lone run coming from Zachary Bailey in the fourth. The sophomore first baseman homered to lead off the inning, giving him his second on the year.

Following the fifth inning, Hiram pitching allowed just one more run as relief pitcher Christian Owens went three strong innings, surrendering just one score.

Owens came on in relief of Shawn May, who put together a solid outing, giving up just three earned runs over six frames while striking out a pair.

The Terriers would cut into Allegheny's 7-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Alex Perrella and PJ Suso each came through with RBIs to pull the game to 7-3.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Terriers would threaten a comeback.

Vito Petrillo led off the frame with a single before moving to second on a wild pitch. Following a walk to Kyle Harris, Perrella singled to load the bases with just one out.

PJ Suso then drew a walk to pull the Terriers within three (7-4), for his second RBI of the game. Still with the bases loaded and one out, however, the Hiram bats fell silent as Allegheny took game one.

Bailey, Petrillo and Perrella all tallied a multi-hit game in the first matchup, while Suso brought home a pair.

In the game two, neither offense had much luck through the first four innings, with Kyle Harris and Allegheny's Dalton Donachie hanging matching zeros.

After the Gator's got on the board in the fifth, Hiram responded with a run of their own in the sixth inning.

Harris helped his own cause, doubling to left center to lead off the frame. After moving to third on a passed ball, Perella brought him home to knot the game.

In the final three innings, Allegheny would take advantage of Hiram's bullpen, collecting eight of their nine runs to take the sweep, 9-3.

Suso and Petrillo would add one more RBI, each, to round out the scoring for the Terriers.

For game two, Curtis Caithaml and Andrew Church both collected multi-hit performances, while Petrillo, Perrella and Suso all came through with RBIs.

Hiram will continue NCAC action on Saturday, April 20, as they play host to DePauw. The doubleheader with the Tigers is slated for a noon start.