April 30 - SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Hiram College softball team dropped both halves of a doubleheader to North Coast Athletic Conference leading Wittenberg University on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers were blanked, 7-0, in game one, before falling 4-0 in game two.
With the season closing sweep, Wittenberg improves to 15-1 in NCAC play, while finishing the month of April with a 17-1 mark.
The Terriers dropped game one 7-0, posting just a pair of hits on singles by Dana Perrotta. The senior finished the game 2-for-3.
The Tigers posted the majority of their runs in the third inning, as five runners crossed the plate in the frame. Wittenberg put together seven of their 11 hits in the inning.
Coming in to pitch in relief, senior Brittany Zajac performed well, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and striking out one.
In game two, the Terriers out-hit the Tigers, but still fell 4-0. Makenzie Dombrowski pitched well, holding Wittenberg scoreless through the first three innings, before giving up an unearned run for the game's first tally.
Dombrowski finished the game, going the distance while allowing just four hits and striking out three.
Unfortunately for the Terriers, Dombrowski's counterpart for the Tigers, Chelsea Zang, improved to 18-2, throwing the complete-game while striking out 10 batters.