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Terriers Close Out Tucson Invitational with 17-6 Win Over Rockford

Terriers Close Out Tucson Invitational with 17-6 Win Over Rockford

March 9-TUCSON, Ariz. – The Hiram College softball team wrapped up the last day of the Tucson Invitational with a 17-6 victory over Rockford, and fell 9-1 to Saint Benedict, Friday afternoon.

The matchup with the Regents went to five innings, Hiram and Rockford kept the game close in the first with each scoring two runs apiece.

Junior Makenzie Dombrowski reached first, tallying two 2 RBIs from freshman duo Giselle Bahena and Kaitlyn Hager.

In the second inning, Hager and Isabelle Miranda led the Hiram offense. Hager and Miranda each recorded three hits on the day, with one of Hager's being a home run.

The Terriers extended their lead in the second inning with eight runs, holding the Regents to just four.

Sophomore Alexus Acton opened up the frame flying out to left field to score sophomore Nikki Budner on a sacrifice. Sophomore
Shalynn Call recorded her first home run to bring home Hager and freshman Amanda Holzman. Dombrowski's double helped freshman Giselle Bahena score her first run of the game. Freshman Mariah Sheffield doubled to center field, to collect two RBI's from Miranda and Dombrowski. In the last scoring play of the inning, Budner tripled to left field to bring home Sheffield.

Hiram held the Regents scoreless for three consecutive innings starting with the third.

Miranda scored her first home run of the season in the third inning bringing in Dombrowski and Call.

Hager followed suit in the fourth inning hitting her second career home run, scoring junior Carmen West.

In the remaining frame, the Terriers tacked on two more runs, off sophomore Bebe Grein and Miranda.

On the mound, Call and Dombrowski shared time, with Dombrowski pitching three of the five innings only allowing two hits and recording eight of the nine strikeouts.

In the last game of the invitational, the Terriers fell 9-1 to Saint Benedict in five innings.

Hiram's single run came from Hager after a single from Call to right center.

Offensively, Hager led the Terriers with two of the five hits, while Call, Miranda, and Holzman each had one apiece.

Hiram concludes their play at the Tucson Invitational with a record of 4-6. The Terriers will now head to Thiel for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 14. First pitches are scheduled for 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

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