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Softball Splits Double-Header at Mount Union

Softball Splits Double-Header at Mount Union

March 19-ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Hiram College softball team earned a split with The University of Mount Union on Monday afternoon. Hiram dropped game one, 3-2, before taking game two, 4-3.

In the first game of the day, Mount Union was the first to get on the board leading 1-0 after the opening inning.

The Terriers tied up the game 1-1 after freshman Amanda Holzman singled down the right-field to score freshman Mariah Sheffield.

In the top of the third, Hiram kept up the offensive momentum with sophomore Nikki Budner scoring the last Terrier run of the game (2-1).

The rest of the game Hiram remained scoreless and the Raiders tacked on two more runs to secure the 3-2 win.

Freshman Kaitlyn Hager pitched a full game only allowing three runs and forcing two strikeouts.

In the second game, the first four innings were a quiet one for the Terriers with the Raiders leading 1-0, after Mount Union scored in the bottom of the second.

The fifth inning served as a catalyst for Hiram with freshman Kaitlyn Hager singling to left center to bring home sophomore Bebe Grein (1-1). In an effort to pull the Terriers ahead, Budner doubled to right field scoring Hager (2-0).

The fifth inning success was short lived with the Raiders scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead back (3-2).

After a scoreless two innings, freshman Tory McCutcheon reached first on an error to help Grein score her second run of the matchup to tie the game 3-3 in the top of the seventh.

Sophmore Isabelle Miranda singled through the right side to score freshman Giselle Bahena to secure the 4-3 victory in the extra inning.

Chase Martinez and Makenzie Dombrowski shared time on the mound in the second game combining for three strikeouts, while Dombrowski had zero runs.

Grein led the Terrier offense, finishing the game with two of the four runs for Hiram. Bahena and Hager also added a run.

The Terriers host Grove (Pa.) City in a doubleheader on Monday, March 26. First pitches are scheduled for 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

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