By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- Behind two late inning rallies, the Hiram College softball team posted a sweep of Oberlin on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers (8-16, 4-4 NCAC) used a walkoff single to win Game 1 by a 3-2 score and scored four times in the fifth to take the second game 4-2.
In the first game, Oberlin (2-23-1, 1-11) struck first with a run in the third inning.
Hiram came right back in the bottom of the frame, scoring an unearned run on an error to tie the game at 1-1.
The Terriers jumped in front in the sixth inning on a RBI single by senior Miranda Wright (Richfield/Revere).
The Yeowomen were able to tie the game in the seventh inning.
But the Terriers put together a 2-out rally for the walkoff win.
Senior Janie Linger (Akron/Firestone) followed with a single to give Hiram the dramatic 3-2 win.
Junior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge) fired a complete game, striking out three batters.
In Game 2, the Terriers trailed 2-0 heading into the fifth inning, before exploding for four runs.
Sophomore Emily Syrjala (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep) led off the inning with a single. Wahl would reach on an error, moving Syrjala to second.
After an passed ball move both runners up a base, Perrotta singled to score Syrjala and cut Hiram's deficit to 2-1.
Wright followed with a 2-RBI double to score Wahl and Perrotta and put Hiram on top 3-2.
Garland would single a few batters later to score Wright and close out the scoring in the inning.
The Yeowomen would load the bases with 1-out in the seventh, but Garland induced a flyout and got a strikeout to end the ballgame.
Junior Kali Stover (Akron/Coventry), Garland, Perrotta and Wahl all finished with two hits in the game.
Garland fired her second complete game of the afternoon, giving up just one earned run and striking out two batters.
The Terriers doubleheader at Marietta on Sunday has been cancelled meaning Hiram will play next on Monday, when it takes on Allegheny (Pa.) in a road NCAC doubleheader that begins at 3:30 p.m.