The big inning played the biggest factor against the Terrier softball team as Hiram fell in both halves of a doubleheader to Denison University on Wednesday evening.
The Big Red took game one, 13-1, in five innings, before using six innings to defeat the Terriers 15-7 in the night cap.
In the opening game, six Terrier errors contributed to nine unearned runs for Denison. The biggest inning came in the third as Denison sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 11 of their 13 runs.
Hiram's lone run in the game came in the bottom of the first inning as sophomore Giselle Bahena singled home Kaitlyn Saffel. Bahena finished with one of Hiram's three hits. Saffel and Chase Martinez added the other two.
In game two, the Hiram offense started to pick up, but the Terriers once again fell behind early, giving up seven runs in the first two innings.
Hiram posted a pair of runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but the Big Red countered with five run innings in both the second and sixth innings to force the game to an early end.
In the second game, the Terriers collected a hit from each position in the batting order, including multi-hit games from Bahena and Martinez. Freshmen Isabelle Gonzalez and Giselle Chavez each added a multi-RBI performance.
The Terriers will continue NCAC action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Springfield, Ohio to take on Wittenberg University. The doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m.