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Hiram Baseball Stumbles Against Mount Union

Hiram Baseball Stumbles Against Mount Union

A total of five home runs left Fishel Field at Proverbs Park on Sunday afternoon, as the Hiram College baseball team fell to Mount Union, 18-6.

The Purple Raiders connected on three home runs, while the Terriers responded with round trippers from Vince Suso and Mike Eversole.

Trailing 6-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Terriers put together four unanswered runs to cut the Mount Union lead to two.

Hiram came through with their first run in the sixth thanks to a RBI triple from Gavin Taulbee. In the seventh inning, Alex Gould brought home Alex Perrella, before Vince Suso connected on his second of the year, scoring Gould to trim the Purple Raider advantage.

Mount Union responded in the eighth with seven runs to blow the game open, notching two of their three home runs.

In the ninth, the Purple Raiders would add five more scores, including a grand slam by Jake Smith, to push the lead further.

Hiram would round out the scoring as Eversole connected on his first homer of the season, scoring Kyle Workman.

Perrella led the Terriers with a trio of hits, while Taulbee also posted a multi-hit afternoon. Overall, the Terriers totaled 10 hits, compared to 15 for the Purple Raiders.

Hiram will be back in action on Monday afternoon as they travel to Greensburg, Pa. for a doubleheader with Pitt-Greensburg. The matchup is slated for a 1 p.m. start.