April 23 – GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Hiram Terrier softball teams suffered a pair of losses at the hands of Denison University on Sunday afternoon. Hiram fell 6-1 in game one, before dropping game two, 14-4, in six innings.
Due to the game being moved from Hiram to Granville, the Terriers served as the home team in both matchups.
Denison, who kept pace for second place in the NCAC standings with the victories today, jumped on Hiram pitching early in both games, scratching out a total of seven runs in their first at bats.
In game one, the Big Red tallied a trio of runs in the first inning to take the early advantage. They would go on to add three more runs in the fourth and fifth innings, which included a two-run homer from Laura Bagan, to push their lead to 6-0.
Hiram posted their first run of the game in the bottom of the sixth as Brittany Zajac singled home Brooklyn Grein to cut into the Denison advantage. Grein and Kourtney Holcomb led the Terrier offense with a pair of hits, each.
The big inning was vital for Denison in game two, getting three innings with three or more runs in each. The Big Red once again struck early, getting four runs in the first.
After tacking on a run in the second, Denison added five more in the third, including a home run from Lauren Secaras and a two-run double from Ryan Lee.
Hiram's offense put together a rally in the bottom of the fourth inning, getting six of their eight hits in the frame to score four runs. The Terriers scored all four on RBI singles, including hits from Holcomb, Makenzie Dombrowski, Zajac and Alexus Acton.
The Big Red would once again respond, finishing the scoring with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning to push the lead to 14-4.
Eight different players finished game two with one hit while four players tallied RBIs to lead the offense for the Terriers.
Hiram will be back in action on Tuesday, April 25 as they return to Myrtis E. Herndon Field for their final home doubleheader of the season. The Terriers are scheduled to take on Oberlin College at 3:30 p.m.