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Softball swept in doubleheader by Case Western

Softball swept in doubleheader by Case Western

By: Andrew Korba

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Hiram College softball team was swept in a road non-conference doubleheader at Case Western on Tuesday afternoon.

The Spartans (12-16) took the first game 7-5 and topped the Terriers (5-13) in Game 2 by a 8-1 score.

In the first game, Case Western wasted no time scoring, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after one inning of play.

The Terriers answered in the third, plating two runs on a 2-RBI single by senior Meghan Garland (Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge).

The Spartans came right back with two runs of their own in the third inning, to open up a 6-2 lead.

Hiram would pull to within one run, 6-5, in the fifth inning by scoring three times. With two runners on, senior Danielle Latine (Eastlake, Ohio/North) singled to drive in Garland.

Following a groundout, senior Kali Stover (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) laced a double to score junior Brittany Zajac (Corry, Pa./Corry) and Latine, trimming the Terrier deficit to one run.

CWRU answered with a run in the fifth and only allowed one Terrier to reach base in the final two innings for the victory.

Senior Jessica Wahl (Akron, Ohio/Ellet), junior Dana Perrotta (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) and Zajac all collected two hits in the contest for Hiram.

In Game 2, it was the Terriers who scored first getting a single from Stover to drive in senior Nicole Hoy (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick).

The Spartans would hold Hiram scoreless the rest of the way and score eight unanswered runs to cruise to the 8-1 win.

Junior Emily Syrjala (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep) paced Hiram with two hits.

The Terriers will be right back at it on Wednesday, March 30, as they play a road doubleheader at Baldwin Wallace that is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.