UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO -- The Hiram College softball team lost both games of a non-conference doubleheader against John Carroll University in University Heights. The Terriers lost the first game, 9-0 in five innings, and 10-3 in game two.
With the losses, the Terriers are now 9-11 overall and the Blue Streaks improve to 15-9 overall for the season.
Both teams remained scoreless in game one until the bottom of the third inning when John Carroll scored five runs, including a two-run homerun, to take a sizeable 5-0 lead. The Blue Streaks tallied four more runs in the fourth to go up by a commanding 9-0 advantage. Hiram failed to score any runs in the top of the fifth as the Terriers had just one hit in the game and JCU went on to claim a 9-0 shutout.
Freshman catcher Taylor Petersal (Warren/Champion) was the lone Terrier to record a hit in the game finishing one-for-two.
Senior Amethyst Brigham (Middlefield/Ohio State) started the game and pitched three innings allowing five runs on six hits and struck out two batters. She also suffered the loss and is now 3-4 overall on the year. Junior Ashley Hinkle (Parma) came on to pitch an inning of relief giving up four runs, one earned, on three hits and had two strikeouts.
In game two, JCU grabbed the early lead with a run in the bottom of the second inning on a solo homerun, but Hiram tallied two runs in the top of the third on a pair of RBI doubles by freshman pitcher Taylor Charles (Akron/Ellet) and senior All-Region first baseman Alee Singer (Akron/Dayton) to take a 2-1 lead. Both teams traded runs in the fifth keeping the lead one run in favor of Hiram, but the Blue Streaks took control in the bottom of the sixth scoring eight runs, including a two-run homer, en route to the 10-3 victory.
Hiram had six hits in the game with six different Terriers reaching base safely. Charles finished the game one-of-three with a run scored and two RBI. Singer went one-of-three with a RBI.
Charles pitched the entire game, but would be given the loss, dropping her to 5-6 overall. She allowed 10 runs, four earned, on nine hits and struck out two batters.
Hiram will host The College of Wooster in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader on Friday, Apr. 6 at Myrtis E. Herndon Field. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.