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