March 7 – FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Hiram College baseball team suffered a 13-2 setback at the hands of Swarthmore College on Tuesday afternoon at Terry Park.
The Garnet jumped on Terrier mistakes, early, taking advantage of six Hiram errors to score runs in each of the first seven innings.
Swarthmore tallied singular runs in the first three innings, before adding on two runs in the fourth and fifth frames. After posting a four-run inning in the sixth, they tacked on two more in the seventh.
Freshman Joe Masters held Swarthmore scoreless for the only time in the game in the eighth inning. He pitched two solid innings of relief, striking out a batter while allowing two hits.
Offensively, Bryan Engdahl continued to frustrate starting pitching, finishing the game 3-for-5 at the plate. Through the first five games of the season, the sophomore is hitting .417. Brandon Chesmar also tallied a pair of hits, while picking up Hiram's lone extra-base hit of the game.
The Terriers will be idle tomorrow, before picking back up with a nine-inning matchup against Rivier College. The game at Terry Park is scheduled for 3 p.m.