Late-Game Rallies Sink Terrier Baseball vs DePauw

Late-Game Rallies Sink Terrier Baseball vs DePauw

The Terrier baseball team faltered late in both halves of a double header against DePauw, dropping game one, 13-9 in 10 innings, before falling in game two, 9-4.

Combined between the two games, DePauw posted 13 runs in the eighth inning or later, as Hiram kept both games close for the majority of the contests.

Hiram held the advantage early on, getting two runs in the first inning of game one. PJ Suso drove in Kyle Harris for the game's first run. Three batters later, Alex Gould tallied a RBI of his own, scoring Suso with a single to give Hiram a 2-0 lead.

After falling behind 4-2, the Terriers came right back. Vince Suso tallied his fifth home run of the season in a huge spot, uncorking a three-run blast to left center to give the Terriers a 5-4 lead.

In the seventh inning, Harris reached with a walk with one out in the frame. Alex Perrella then followed with a single, moving to Harris to third.

The terrier leadoff man would then score on a wild pitch to give Hiram a two-run cushion (6-4)

The lead would not stick, however, as the Hiram bullpen allowed a run in the eighth, before giving up four runs in the top of the ninth to fall behind 9-6.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Terriers came through in a clutch way. With two runners on and down to their final out, PJ Suso knocked a three-run blast to left field to tie the game and send it to extras.

The game marked the first time that the Suso brothers had both hit a three-run shot in the same game. They are now tied for the team lead with five, apiece.

Along with the Suso's, Perrella tallied a pair of hits, while Harris, Gould and Gavin Taulbee each posted one.

In game two, the Terriers and Tigers found themselves tied 4-4 after seven innings.

After DePauw posted a run in the top of the first, Vince Suso tied the game in the third. The sophomore came through with his fourth RBI of the day, driving in Perrella with a double to knot the game 1-1.

The Tigers responded with a singular run in the fifth before scoring a pair in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead.

Hiram came back in the sixth, getting a trio of runs, including a two-out, two-run double from catcher Devin Houdeshell.

Starting pitcher Logan Huffman pitched well through seven innings, but got into trouble in the top of the eighth as the first two runners reached base. Those two runners came around to score to provide the game winners.

The Tigers would tack on three more runs in the final two frames to round out the scoring, 9-4.

In game two, Suso once again led the way with a pair of hits. Andrew Church and Harris each also totaled a pair of hits, while Houdeshell drove in two runs.

Hiram will get back to work next Saturday afternoon as they travel to Crawfordsville, Ind. to take on Wabash. The doubleheader with the Little Giants is scheduled for 12 p.m.