March 19-ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Hiram College softball team earned a split with The University of Mount Union on Monday afternoon. Hiram dropped game one, 3-2, before taking game two, 4-3.
In the first game of the day, Mount Union was the first to get on the board leading 1-0 after the opening inning.
In the top of the third, Hiram kept up the offensive momentum with sophomore Nikki Budner scoring the last Terrier run of the game (2-1).
The rest of the game Hiram remained scoreless and the Raiders tacked on two more runs to secure the 3-2 win.
Freshman Kaitlyn Hager pitched a full game only allowing three runs and forcing two strikeouts.
In the second game, the first four innings were a quiet one for the Terriers with the Raiders leading 1-0, after Mount Union scored in the bottom of the second.
The fifth inning served as a catalyst for Hiram with freshman Kaitlyn Hager singling to left center to bring home sophomore Bebe Grein (1-1). In an effort to pull the Terriers ahead, Budner doubled to right field scoring Hager (2-0).
The fifth inning success was short lived with the Raiders scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead back (3-2).
After a scoreless two innings, freshman Tory McCutcheon reached first on an error to help Grein score her second run of the matchup to tie the game 3-3 in the top of the seventh.
Grein led the Terrier offense, finishing the game with two of the four runs for Hiram. Bahena and Hager also added a run.
The Terriers host Grove (Pa.) City in a doubleheader on Monday, March 26. First pitches are scheduled for 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.