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Baseball Splits Series with Yeomen

Baseball Splits Series with Yeomen

By: Abbey Lipcsik

HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College baseball team dropped the final two games of their series against the Oberlin Yeomen on Saturday afternoon.

The Terriers finished 2-2 on the weekend, earning their first two conference wins of the season.

Senior Brandon Gros led the Terrier offense in game one, finishing the game 2-2 with three RBIs. One of his hits came in the bottom of the first, where he smacked a two-run dinger to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead, marking his first of the season. He also recorded an RBI walk in his next at-bat.

The Oberlin defense came into play in the third. After Hiram scored four runs in their first two frames (4-1), the Yeomen held the Terriers scoreless through the remainder of the game. Oberlin would then go on to tack on 13 more runs over the final five innings to secure the win.

In addition to Gros, Alex Perrella also tallied a pair of hits, while Bryan Engdahl Mike Eversole, Vince Lonigro, Vito Petrillo and Tyler Carcioppolo each added one.

With the loss, pitcher Brandon Chesmar drops to 3-2 on the season.

The Yeomen carried their momentum into game two, out scoring Hiram 12-0 in the first six innings of the game.

Hiram got on the board in the bottom of the seventh. After Jacob Nagy singled to center, a double from John Reid followed by a single from Ty Walchanowicz scored the first run for the Terriers. With runners on first and third with two outs, Kyle Torok reached on an error by the Oberlin third baseman, but would advance to second on the throw. Reid scored on the play.

The Terriers got their final run of the frame when John Davis singled to right, scoring Walchanowicz.

After the two teams exchanged one run in the eighth, both went scoreless in the ninth, securing the win for the Yeomen.

Pitcher Frank Peck took the loss for game two, marking his first loss of the season (1-1).

On the day, Perrella finished with a team-high three hits, while Gros led the team in RBIs (3).

Hiram will continue conference play next weekend (April 22-23) when they host Allegheny in a two-day, four-game series. Each doubleheader is scheduled to start at noon.