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Softball Swept by Allegheny

Softball Swept by Allegheny

MEADVILLE, Pa. – The Terrier softball team dropped a pair of games to Allegheny College on Wednesday evening in Meadville.

Despite playing on the road, Hiram batted as the home team in both games as the doubleheader was originally scheduled to be played at Hiram's Myrtis E. Herndon Field. The Terriers dropped game one, 7-6, before falling 10-4 in game two.

In the first game, Hiram found themselves down 3-0 after the Gators posted three in the top half of the third. Hiram came back with authority, chasing home six runs in the home half of the same inning.

Isabelle Miranda opened the third inning with a walk before stealing both second and third base. Kaitlyn Hager then also reached on a free pass before stealing second, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs.

Junior Makenzie Dombrowski then came through with a RBI single, scoring Miranda to put Hiram on the board. Sophomore Shalynn Call then single home Hager before stealing second base.

After a walk issued to Mariah Sheffield loaded the bases, freshman Amanda Holzman doubled to right center, driving in a pair to give the Terriers a 4-3 advantage.

Nikki Budner drove in the final two runs of the inning, singling home both Sheffield and Holzman to extend the advantage to 6-3.

It wasn't until the top of the sixth that Allegheny came back. The Gators tallied four runs on five hits in the frame, including a go-ahead single by Jessica Zavolta, to re-take the lead 7-6.

Hiram would place two runners on, including getting the game-tying run to second base with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but could not chase a run home and the Terriers fell by the one-run difference.

Holzman led the way in game one, going 3-for-4 at the dish with a pair of RBIs. Budner finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Call also added a pair of hits.

Game two was less friendly to the Terriers as the Gators scored in each inning to take a 10-4 decision.

All four runs by Hiram were once again scored in the same inning.

Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the second, Hiram scored two runs on a pair of RBI walks from Hager and Bebe Grein. Giselle Bahena then came in to score on a wild pitch, before Call scored Hager on a sac fly to cut the Gator lead to 5-4.

Allegheny would respond with singular runs in the third and fourth, before getting a three-run homer from Hayley Behr to balloon their lead to 10-4.

Following the fifth inning of action, the game was called due to darkness and inclement weather.

Hiram tallied four hits in game two, led by a pair from freshman Carmen West. Hager and Bahena tallied the other two for the Terriers.

With still the majority of their NCAC slate to be played, the Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, April 14, as they travel to Delaware, Ohio for a matchup with Ohio Wesleyan. The doubleheader with the Battling Bishops is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.  

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