Posted: Mar 07, 2019
Mar.7-REDLANDS, Calif.- The Terrier softball team dropped game one against the Redlands, before claiming their first victory of the season in game two, Thursday afternoon in California.
In game one, Hiram fell 8-3. The first run of the game came from freshman Kaitlyn Saffel in the top of the first inning.
The Bulldogs would use six runs from the first to the fourth inning to take an early 6-1 lead.
Freshman Megan Davis doubled to right field to score Saffel and junior Alexus Acton in the top of the fifth inning to cut the host lead to 6-2.
The Redlands used two more runs in the fifth and sixth inning to secure the 8-3 win.
On the mound, sophomore Kaitlyn Hager and junior Shalynn Call divided time. In Call's two innings pitched she totaled two strikeouts.
In the second game with the Bulldogs, Hiram secured a 6-4 victory.
The first inning was a silent one for both sides with neither team posting a run.
The Terriers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off a run by sophomore Mariah Sheffield.
The Redlands tallied their first runs of the game in the bottom of the third and fourth inning, pulling ahead 3-1.
Hager scored her first run of the game in the fifth inning to cut the Bulldogs lead to 3-2.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Redlands would add another run to grab the lead (4-2).
Majority of the Terriers scoring action happened in the seventh inning with Hiram going on a 4-0 run to cement their 6-4 win.
Offensively, Hager and Sheffield led the team with each tallying two runs. Freshman Leah Valdez and sophomore Giselle Bahena each totaled a run.
In the circle, sophomore Bailey Scheck tallied her first victory, pitching a complete game with five strikeouts.
Hiram will close out their California road tour on Friday, March 8, as they take on Pomona-Pitzer. The doubleheader matchup with the Sagehens is scheduled for a 1 and 3 p.m. start.