NEW CONCORD, Ohio - Despite getting a second-straight quality start from freshman Justin Humprhy, the Hiram College baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Muskingum University on Friday afternoon.
Four errors in the seventh inning wasted a good performance by the Terrier pitching staff as Humphry and Parker Emerine combined to allow just six hits and zero earned runs through eight innings of work.
After earning his first collegiate victory last week, Humphry was once again solid through the first six innings, scattering just four hits while striking out five and not allowing a run.
Unfortunately for the Terriers Humphry's counterpart in the match was also up to the challenge. Muskingum's Evan Hinds kept the Hiram bats quiet, allowing just three hits through eight innings, all coming off the bat of freshman Vince Suso.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Hiram defense lapsed, committing four errors which lead to three uneanred runs.
The Terriers would avoid the shutout with one out in the ninth as freshman PJ Suso connected on his second home run of the season. The Suso brothers combined to total all the hits for the Hiram offense throughout the game.
Hiram will get back to work on Saturday, March 17 as the Terriers will once again take on Muskingum. The matchup with the Muskies is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.