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Scheck Shines as Terrier Softball Splits With #24 BW

Scheck Shines as Terrier Softball Splits With #24 BW

Behind another gem from sophomore pitcher Bailey Scheck, the Terrier softball team earned a split with #24 Baldwin Wallace on Thursday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets came into the day's doubleheader ranked #24 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association top-25 poll with an overall record of 25-5.

After falling 8-1 in the opening game, the Terriers turned things around thanks to another solid performance from Scheck.

The sophomore tallied her fourth victory in her last five pitching performances, going seven strong while allowing just five hits. She also posted her second complete-game shutout in the span of a week.

Both Scheck and her counterpart, Baldwin Wallace's Abby Cosart, kept both teams off the board through the first five innings.

BW had their chances in the first two frames, loading the bases in each inning. Scheck, however, stayed cool, stranding all six runners.

The sophomore pitcher then faced just one batter one batter over the minimum over the next four innings, retiring the side in order in both the third and fifth frames.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Terriers struck for all the runs they would need.

Sophomore Giselle Bahena got Hiram going with a single up the middle, which was followed by another hit from Mariah Sheffield.

Senior Chase Martinez drove in what would prove to be the game-winning run, singling home Bahena to make the score 1-0. Pinch Hitter Shay Call would then single to load the bases before Mikaylin Moore and Giselle Chavez posted back-to-back RBIs to give the Terriers the insurance they needed.

Scheck allowed just one baserunner in the seventh inning before slamming the door on the Yellow Jackets to preserve the win.

With the victory, Scheck has now improved her record to 6-7 on the season, and has already tallied career highs in innings pitched (87.1) and strikeouts (60), while dropping her ERA to a career low, 3.21.

In the Terriers' last six games, Scheck has posted a 4-1 record while striking out 31 hitters and holding a 1.48 ERA in 33 innings of work.

Offensively in game two, Hiram pounded out 11 hits, led by two, each from Isabelle Gonzalez, Bahena and Martinez.

Hiram will get back to NCAC action on Saturday afternoon as they play host to DePauw. The doubleheader at Herndon Field is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.