Offense Silent in Game Two, Eagles Split with Berea
Wilmore, Ky. – Another split is all Asbury could take from Berea as they split the season series 2-2. Asbury won the first game on Saturday 14-6, and lost the second 5-3.
Asbury (18-22, 10-6 KIAC) took an early 1-0 lead in game one off Josh Thigpen’s second home run of the season in the second. Thigpen finished the game 2-3 with three runs scored, one RBI, and two stolen bases. Berea would answer with five unearned runs off of starter Greg Bowling in the fourth. That’s when the Eagles’ offense came alive, scoring four runs in the fourth and nine in the fifth.
Brandon Smith tripled home a run in the fourth on his way to a 2-4 day with two runs scored and two RBIs. The 7,8,9 hitter for Asbury combined for seven RBIs and five hits in the game. Matt Ciolek hit a three run homer in the fifth, he leads the team with six this season. Ciolek also leads the team with 35 RBIs. Danny Olszowy also picked up a pair of hits including a triple.
Asbury’s bats went cold in game two, just like Friday’s doubleheader. The Eagles finished with only four hits in the game. Danny Olszowy provided the only offense with a three run home run with two outs in the seventh, it was his second on the season.
Greg Bowling improved his record to 5-2 on the season with a win in game one. He did not allow an earned run and struck out nine. He allowed eight hits and two walks. Jon Wes Adams picked up his first loss of the season in game two dropping to 3-1. He allowed nine hits, five runs, four earned over four plus innings. He struck out six. Josh Cummins was impressive in relief, pitching three innings of shut-out ball. He allowed only one hit and struck out one.
Asbury will battle Campbellsville at home on Tuesday April 13th in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm.