Despite scoring just one run on the afternoon, the Terrier softball team scored an important split in NCAC play, taking a game from The College of Wooster on Wednesday evening.
The Terriers fell in game one, 4-0, before snagging the game two victory, 1-0, in a pitchers' duel.
After taking the loss in the first game, Terrier sophomore pitcher Bailey Scheck threw a gem in game two, allowing the Wooster offense just six hits (all singles) as Hiram scrapped out the one-run victory to nab the split.
The Scots threatened just once in the game, getting a runner to third base in only the third inning. With two outs and two on, Sheck got the Terriers out of the jam by forcing a flyout and keeping the game scoreless.
For the remainder of the outing, the Terrier ace allowed just four more baserunners, keeping the Scots off the board.
Hiram came through with their lone run of the game as Kaitlyn Hager got things started with a one-out double. Two batters later, sophomore captain Giselle Bahena came through with a clutch, two-out single, scoring Hager to give the Terriers the 1-0 advantage.
Bahena was solid throughout the day for the Terriers, posting four hits on the afternoon, including going 3-for-3 in the night cap.
With her nine combined strikeouts in the two games, Scheck has now posted 88 on the season, which is not only a career high, but also ranks third in the NCAC.
Grabbing her ninth win of the season, Scheck has done her best work against the NCAC. Starting in 12 of the Terriers' 14 games against the conference, the sophomore has collected six wins, including three shutouts. She has also tallied an ERA of 3.00 in 74.2 innings of work against conference foes.
With the win, the Terriers keep themselves within striking distance of an NCAC Championship Tournament berth. Hiram remains just behind Kenyon College for the fourth spot as the Ladies split with Oberlin College this afternoon.
Hiram will have a chance to put themselves in an even greater position for a postseason run as they finish the NCAC regular season at Kenyon on Saturday afternoon. The doubleheader with the Ladies is scheduled for 1 p.m.