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Terrier Baseball Falls to Wabash

Terrier Baseball Falls to Wabash

The Hiram College baseball team fell in both halves of a doubleheader to North Coast Athletic Conference foe, Wabash, on Saturday afternoon.

The Terriers dropped the opening game, 14-4, in eight innings, before falling in game two, 3-1.

In game one, Hiram got on the board first in support of starting pitcher Shawn May. The Terriers scored a run in both the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead.

In the first inning, Hiram's leading RBI hitter, Vince Suso, brought home the game's first run, driving in Kyle Harris with a sacrifice fly to give the Terriers a 1-0 advantage.

In the second, Parker Emerine led off the frame with a base hit before getting into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt from Andrew Church. Vito Petrillo then came through with a RBI single, scoring Emerine to extend the Terrier lead to a pair.

After Wabash tied the game in the third, Hiram came back in the top of the fourth to push their lead back to two. Emerine once again got things rolling, singling to right to lead off the frame. Following a walk to Kyle Harris, Alex Perrella tripled, scoring both runners to give the Terriers a 4-2 lead.

The advantage would not hold up, however, as Wabash combined to score 11 runs between the fifth and sixth innings to blow open the game, eventually taking the 10-run victory, 14-4.

Emerine led the way in game one, posting a three-hit day, while Perella added two RBIs.

In game two, the Terriers were given a chance thanks to complete-game pitching performance from junior Logan Huffman.

Huffman allowed just two earned runs over eight innings of work, striking out four while scattering eight hits.

It would not be enough, however, as the Terrier bats fell silent against Wabash starter Dylan Scheid. Hiram posted four hits in the game, including a solo homer by PJ Suso in the fourth inning.

Suso's homerun gave him six on the year, which now leads the team. Over the last two seasons, Suso has amassed 11 home runs, which ranks in the top ten in Hiram history. He is now just seven shy of the career record.

Offensively, Suso, Emerine, Alex Gould and Zachary Bailey collected the hits for Hiram.

The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon as they take on Ohio Wesleyan University in the first of two home doubleheaders next week. The matchup on May 1 is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.