Thomas More proves too tough in 13-9 win over Eagles
Wilmore, KY - Asbury jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two innings of play, highlighted by a Matt Ciolek homerun but Thomas More would answer with a five-run third inning and a three-run fourth inning to take a 9-3 lead that proved too much for Asbury to make up.
Asbury had an excellent chance to escape the five-run third inning with one runner on and two outs before the Thomas More offense would get cranked up with three straight doubles, each knocking in a run. An error in the field by the Eagles would allow two more Thomas More runs before registering the third out.
Down 12-4, Asbury rallied for a five-run inning of their own in the seventh with all runs being scored after two outs. Zach Monroe would get the two-out rally started with his fifth homerun on the year followed by three straight errors by Thomas More would load the bases with Gardner Adams doubling to right center, driving in Greg Bowling and Evan Thomsen. Travis Martin then made it back-to-back doubles for the Eagles, sending home both Adams brothers, Jon Wes and Gardner to make the score 12-9 before the rally ended.
Asbury gave up one more run in the eighth before they would counter in the ninth with bases loaded and two outs after an Aaron Rowe single and walks by Gardner Adams and James Barber before Slade Halvaksz would strike out to end the game.
The loss drops Asbury to 7-10 on the season. Changes in the schedule mean that today's scheduled games with Miami-Middletown are cancelled with the Eagles next game coming on the road in their conference opener against Indiana-Southeast, Friday and Saturday. Both games begin at 1:00 p.m. in New Albany. The Eagles will next be at home in another game added to the schedule against Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday, April 8th at 4:30 p.m.