The Terrier baseball team returned home on Sunday afternoon, falling to Capital University 19-9 at Proverbs Park.
With the loss, Hiram split the home-and-home series with the Crusaders, as the Terriers grabbed a 4-3 victory over Capital last week.
The Crusaders got on the board early and often, scoring runs in five of the first six innings, including eight in the second. Capital scored 15 unanswered runs in the first four frames before the Terriers got on the board in the bottom of the fourth.
The Terriers would add four more tallies in the fifth inning, including a two-run single by Gould and a RBI hit from Curtis Caithaml.
Capital would respond in the sixth, plating four more runs, before their bats went quiet for the remainder of the afternoon. Senior Christian Owens and junior Kyle Harris pitched well over the final three innings, holding Capital without a hit while striking out three.
Hiram tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the ninth thanks to junior Mike Eversole, who came through with the bases loaded, to round out the scoring at 19-9.
Offensively, Gould led the way for the Terriers with three RBIs, while Caithaml and Harris each added a two-hit day.
Hiram will get back to NCAC play on Thursday, April 11, as they travel to Gambier, Ohio for a doubleheader against Kenyon College. The matchup is slated for 12 p.m.