Posted: Apr 03, 2018
April 3- BEREA, Ohio- After an hour and 45 minutes of rain and lightning delays, the Hiram College softball team's contest with Baldwin Wallace ended in a five-inning loss by a final score of 8-7, Tuesday afternoon.
The Terriers now stand at 7-12 (0-2 NCAC) on the season, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 8-8 (2-2 OAC).
Freshman Giselle Bahena was the top player for Hiram. The catcher shined in the game with two runs and two RBIs.
Bahena kicked off the first inning with a single up the middle scoring freshman Mariah Sheffield and sophomore Shalynn Call.
Hiram finished up the inning with Bahena and Nikki Budner scoring back-to-back runs on a wild pitch (4-0).
The Yellow Jackets held the Terriers runless in the second an third inning holding a 5-4 advantage heading into the fourth inning.
Freshman Amanda Holzman tied up the game scoring on a throw (5-5).
The fourth inning action did not stop there, Call singled up the middle to help score freshman Kaitlyn Hager (6-5).
At the bottom of the fourth, Baldwin Wallace tacked on two more runs to take back the lead (8-6).
In the remaining frame, Hiram scored one more time with sophomore Bebe Grein singling down the left field line to bring home Bahena (8-7).
Hager and junior Chase Martinez shared time on the mound, but Hager led the way in her 3.1 innings of work, recording three strikeouts.
The Terriers are scheduled to take on the Fighting Scots of Wooster in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 4, but the matchup has been postponed. For the rescheduled date information you can check hiramterriers.com or @Hiram_Athletics on social media.