By: Abbey Lipcsik
WOOSTER, Ohio – The Hiram College baseball team dropped their first pair of games against Wooster on Sunday afternoon.
The Terriers fell 11-1 in game one before dropping a 17-7 decision in game two.
The big inning was the key for Wooster in game one. The Fighting Scots recorded two four-run frames in the third and sixth, scoring eight of their 11 runs.
The lone run for Hiram came in the top of the third. After Tyler Carcioppolo led off the inning with a double down the left field line, Alex Perrella advanced him over on a ground ball to second baseman Jake Stuursma. He then came around to score on a groundout by Brandon Gros.
With the loss, pitcher Hank Clegg recorded his first loss of the season (4-1).
Wooster continued to hold on to their momentum in game two, outscoring Hiram 13-1 in the first three innings.
The Terriers got their run in the third when Gros singled to right center to score Chet Waddell.
Hiram would then go scoreless until their sixth at-bat, tacking on a pair of runs (14-3). Pinch-hitter Ty Walchanowicz started the inning off with a single up the middle. After advancing to second on a wild pitch, the senior reached third on a grounder by Will Howell. Brandon Chesmar then stepped up to the plate, nailing an RBI double to left field. Pinch-runner Nate Shorts then scored the second run as a result of a triple to center field by Brian Fryda (17-3).
The Terriers reserves came into play in their final at-bat, adding four runs on four hits. With Tyler Haas and Kyle Watson on first and second, Walchanowicz singled to center to load the bases with one out. Kyle Torok then reached on a fielder's choice, bringing home Haas. Watson would then score on a grounder by Howell. Christian Owens followed with a two-RBI single down the left field line to bring in the final runs for Hiram.
Shawn May takes the loss for the Terriers, falling to 2-3 on the season.
Chesmar led the Hiram offense, recording three hits on the day, while Walchanowicz and Fryda followed with two. Gros also added a pair of RBIs.
Hiram will continue their series against Wooster tomorrow, May 1, with another doubleheader. First pitch for game one is set for 1 p.m.