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Baseball Falls In Doubleheader at Wittenberg

Baseball Falls In Doubleheader at Wittenberg

The Hiram College baseball team dropped both halves of a double header, falling to Wittenberg University on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers took game one, 12-2, before edging out the Terriers, 9-7, in the night cap.

Allowing just one run through the first four innings of game one, Hiram got themselves back into the game with a run in the top of the fifth.

Vince Suso led off the frame with a double, and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt before Gavin Taulbee brought him home with a RBI single. Wittenberg would come back in the bottom of the fifth to re-take the lead, 2-1.

In the final two innings, the Tigers broke the game open, scoring five runs in each. In the seventh, all five of the Wittenberg runs were unearned.

Hiram's other run came in the top of the seventh, as Curtis Caithaml singled home Gould.

The Terriers broke out the bats in game two, as Hiram collected three home runs before falling 9-7.

Hiram snagged the lead in the opening inning, as Gould singled home PJ Suso for the 1-0 advantage.

After Wittenberg had taken the lead back, 2-1, with a two-run second, Vince Suso uncorked Hiram's first homer of the game. His two-run bomb gave Hiram back the 3-2 advantage.

The Tigers would respond with the next six runs of the matchup, scoring one in the third, two in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning to push their lead to 8-3.

Hiram made things interesting in the eighth, posting four runs in the frame, including back-to-back home runs by Alex Perrella and PJ Suso. With his fourth homer of the season, Suso is now just one shy of tying his career best.

After the home runs, the Terriers plated two more runs off the bat of Caithaml as a RBI single scored Vince Suso, before Zachary Bailey trotted home on an error by the Tiger third-baseman. With the runs, Hiram had pulled the game back within one (8-7).

Wittenberg would add a much-needed insurance run in the eighth, however, before holding the Terriers scoreless in the ninth to preserve the sweep.

In game two, Vince Suso posted three hits, collecting a pair of RBIs and scoring twice. PJ Suso also scored twice while driving in one. Perrella, Gould and Caithaml each also added RBIs.

Hiram will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they return home for a non-conference tilt with Capital University. The matchup with the Crusaders is slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch.