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Baseball splits doubleheader with Penn State-Fayette

Baseball splits doubleheader with Penn State-Fayette

By: Andrew Korba

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. -- The Hiram College baseball team split a doubleheader at Penn State-Fayette on Sunday, falling in the first game 6-5 but exploding for a 16-0 Game 2 win.

The Terriers are now 4-10 on the season, while the Roaring Lions are 2-7.

In the second game, Hiram got RBI hits from sophomore Alex Kania (Newbury), freshman Phil Ward (Garfield Heights) and freshman Kyle Watson (Warren/Howland) to jump out to an early 4-0 lead.

The Terriers added a run in the in the second for a 5-0 lead.

Hiram blew the game open in the fourth, scoring six times, capped off on a bases clearing 3-run triple by senior Jeff Segal (West Bloomfield, Mich./North Farmington).

The Terriers added two more fifth inning runs and three in the sixth for their most dominant win of the season.

Senior Pat Rhodes (Girard) fired six scoreless innings and struck out a season-high four batters, picking up his first win of the season.

10 different Hiram players had a hit, led by Watson, who went 4-for-4 with six RBI's and two runs scored.

In Game 1, the Terriers jumped out to a 4-0 lead through four innings.

Senior J.T. Taylor (Niles/Niles McKinley) took a no-hitter into the fifth, before the Roaring Lions exploded for five runs to take the lead. Taylor finished with a season-high seven strikeouts.

The Terriers tied the game in the sixth on a RBI single from senior Ron DeAmicis (Austintown/Fitch), but PSU-Fayette got a walkoff single in the seventh to win the game.

Hiram will return to the diamond on Wednesday, when it travels to take on John Carroll at 4 p.m. The game is a reschedule from a postponed contest last week.