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Hiram Baseball Swept by Lords

Hiram Baseball Swept by Lords

The Terrier baseball team dropped a pair of games at Kenyon College on Thursday, falling in extra innings, 7-5, in game one, before dropping game two, 17-7.

Hiram controlled the opening game through the first eight innings of action. The Terriers tallied a pair of runs in the second and third to take a 4-0 advantage.

In the second frame, the Terriers put runners on first and second with no one out as Vince Suso was hit by a pitch before moving into scoring position on a single by Alex Gould.

Following a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Workman, Gavin Taulbee brought home Suso with a RBI groundout. Devin Houdeshell then followed with a base hit, scoring Gould to make the lead 2-0.

In the third, Kyle Harris showed off his speed on the bases. After singling to lead off the inning, Harris stole both second and third base before being brought home on a sac fly by PJ Suso. Alex Perrella would score later in the inning after stealing third and trotting home on a throwing error by the Lords.

After singular runs by the Lords in both the fourth and sixth innings, the Terriers tacked on their fifth run of the game as Gould doubled home Vince Suso to extend the lead to 5-2.

All of the runs by the Terriers were in support of starter Shawn May who posted his best outing of the season. May allowed just two earned runs over six innings while striking out three. He was then replaced by Phillip Moore, who pitched two innings of scoreless ball, surrendering just one hit.

In the bottom of the ninth, however, the Lords got to the Hiram bullpen, knocking out four hits, and getting three runs in the frame. The game-tying hit from Alex Gow came with two outs, and the game went into extra frames.

Kenyon walked it off in the bottom of the 11th inning with a two-run shot from Matt Contreras, and Hiram fell 7-5.

Offensively, Hiram posted ten hits in the game, including three, each from Kyle Harris and Alex Gould. Vince Suso also posted a multi-hit game, reaching base four times.

In game two, the Lords ending things in seven innings, taking the victory 17-7.

Kenyon tallied 14 of their 17 runs in the first four innings of work. Hiram responded with two multi-run innings (two in the third, three in the fifth).

Hiram once again finished the game with 10 hits, as Gould registered another multi-hit performance. Vito Petrillo and Harris each also added two hits, while Gould, Petrillo and Perrella all drove in a pair.

The Terriers return to the field on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Denison University. The NCAC matchup with the Big Red is scheduled for 12 p.m.