Plenty of Offense but Eagles Only Split
Wilmore, Ky. – A 13-run first inning powered the Eagles past Cincinnati-Clermont in game one 18-3, but Asbury could only come away with a split as they dropped game two 11-7. That marks the first home loss of the season for the Eagles who are now 9-1 in Wilmore.
Mark Deetsch found his footing on the mound as he picked up his first win of the season, pitching a complete game (5 innings) and allowing only four hits. All three runs he gave up came off a first inning three-run homer. Deetsch struck out seven and only walked one.
The wind was blowing out at Cecil C. Zweifel Field as both teams combined to hit eight home runs in the two games. Matt Ciolek and Blake Englehardt went deep in game one for the Eagles, then in game two Englehardt knocked one out again as Jordan Barker also hit his first home run of the season.
Asbury (12-14) pounded out 12 hits and 13 runs in the first inning of game one, as the first seven batters reached base via a hit. The Eagles had five doubles, one triple and Ciolek’s home run in the first inning alone. Asbury tied a season high with 15 hits and topped their previous best in runs with 18. Drew Freeman went 3-3 in the game and drove in five runs in the game. Travis Martin drove in three with a double and triple and Matt Ciolek had three RBIs with his home run and a double.
Cincinnati-Clermont (1-12) would again put up three runs in the first inning of game two, but this time the Eagles never could overcome the deficit. Each team produced 12 hits and left a combined 17 men on base. Tyler Stokes made his first appearance of the season on the mound for the Eagles.
Blake Englehardt was 3-3 in the game and 4-4 on the day at the plate including his two home runs. Jordan Barker got the start behind the plate in game two and collected two hits in four at-bats. Drew Freeman and Danny Olszowy each had a pair of hits in game two as well.
Asbury jumps back into KIAC action this weekend as they battle Indiana-Southeast starting Friday at 4:00 pm in New Albany, Indiana. Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.