The Hiram College softball team found themselves on the losing end of a pair of games on Tuesday afternoon, as the team traveled to Alliance, Ohio to take on the University of Mount Union. The Purple Raiders snagged game one, 9-0, in six innings, before taking game two, 8-4.
In the opening game, the Terriers tallied just four hits as Mount Union starting pitcher Alexandra Pasco allowed just five baserunners through six innings. The Purple Raiders managed just two runs through the first four innings of the game, before posting three in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning to end the game.
In game two, Hiram's offense became a bit more lively, totaling 10 hits, including multi-hit games from Budner, Bahena and Valdez.
Trailing 4-0 in the top fourth inning, the Terriers pieced together their first two runs of the afternoon, getting back-to-back RBI singles from Bahena and Giselle Chavez, to cut the Purple Raider advantage to 4-2.
Hiram would add two more runs in the game, including a RBI double from Valdez in the seventh, but it was not enough as Mount Union plated four more in the remainder of the contest to take the 8-4 victory.
The Terriers return to action on Thursday afternoon as they travel to Tiffin, Ohio for a matchup with Heidelberg University. The doubleheader is slated for a 3:30 p.m. start.