May 05, 2019
The Hiram College baseball team closed out the 2019 regular season, falling to Oberlin College, twice, on Sunday afternoon.
Hiram fell in game one, 15-14, before dropping the second game by a 14-12 score.
In the opening matchup, the Terriers bounced back from an early eight-run deficit in the first four innings (10-2).
The fifth would be a silent one for both sides with neither team posting a run in the frame.
In the sixth, Hiram would show up in a big way with a 10-run inning to pull ahead 12-10. The scoring included two runs from senior Alex Gould and sophomore Zachary Bailey. While sophomore Luke
Brown, junior Vito Petrillo, junior Logan Huffman, senior Alex Perrella, and junior PJ Suso each added a run apiece.
Oberlin would post a run in the bottom of the sixth and seventh to tie the game at 12-12.
The Terriers would strike again at the top of the eighth to pull Hiram ahead. Bailey doubled to the right-center to score Vince Suso. Petrillo singled to left field to bring home Bailey to stretch their lead to 14-12.
The Hiram lead was not cemented, with the Yeomen posting three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the 15-14 win.
Offensively, Bailey paced the Terriers going 3-for-5 with four RBI's and three runs scored.
The second game was played quite close like the first.
Oberlin was the first to get on the board with two runs in the first inning.
In the top of the second, the Terriers tied the score at 2-2 with senior A.J. Armstrong scoring his first run of the game before junior Kyle Harris doubled down the left field line to bring home freshman Devin Houdeshell.
From there Hiram posted four runs between the fourth and fifth inning to regain the lead (7-5).
The Yeomen would respond in the bottom of the seventh posting six runs to stretch their advantage to 12-7.
The top of the ninth would serve as the deal breaker for the game with the Terriers adding a single from freshman Kyle Workman to score Harris. Junior Tyler Haas would triple down the right field line to bring home Workman and sophomore Parker Emerine for the last Hiram runs of the game.
The Terriers would fall two runs shy, with Oberlin securing the 14-12 victory.
Hiram finished the 2019 season 6-29-1 overall and 1-16-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.