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Terrier Baseball Closes 2018 at Oberlin

Terrier Baseball Closes 2018 at Oberlin

OBERLIN, Ohio – The Hiram College baseball team closed out the 2018 regular season, falling to Oberlin College, twice, on Saturday afternoon.

Hiram fell in game one, 13-5, before dropping the night cap by a 9-4 score.

The Terriers opened the scoring in game one, getting three runs in the top of the first inning.

Curtis Caithaml led off the inning, singling to start the game. Caithaml finished game one with a three-hit night, marking his ninth three-hit performance of the season.

After moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Haas, Vince Suso brought home Caithaml for the first run of the game. A double by PJ Suso then put runners on second and third before Will Howell brought in the second run on a ground out.

The third run of the inning came on a RBI single from Vince Lonigro, staking the Terriers to a 3-0 advantage.

The Terriers held the lead for just two innings as Oberlin scored a pair in the first before tacking on three more in the bottom of the second.

The Yeomen would add eight more runs, before the Terriers grabbed two more in the top of the ninth inning.

The final two Terrier runs were driven in by PJ Suso and Christian Owens, rounding out the scoring at 13-5.

Caithaml posted three hits while Haas, Vince Suso, PJ Suso, Lonigro and David Paus came up with singular hits.

In game two, the Yeomen walked away with the 9-4 victory.

Oberlin posted a pair of runs in the bottom of the second before Hiram responded to tie the game in the visitors' half of the third.

With two outs in the frame, Caithaml posted an infield single before stealing second base. Alex Perrella then delivered a RBI single to center field. With Perrella on second, PJ Suso brought him home with a RBI single as well, tying the game.

Oberlin would then take the lead in the bottom of the third, before Hiram again tied the game in the top of the fourth.

Luke Brown led off the inning with a single before moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mike Eversole. After advancing to third, Brown scored on a wild pitch.

The Yeomen took control of the game in the middle innings, scoring a pair of runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.

Hiram would add one more in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Vince Suso, but could not get closer, falling 9-4.

For the season, Caithaml led the Terrier offense, hitting .398 with a team-best, 47 hits and 19 RBIs. Other leading hitters for Hiram on the year included PJ Suso (.347) and Vince Suso (.343). Vince finished the year with 14 extra-base hits, while PJ totaled a team-best five home runs.

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