Ciolek's Bombs Cut Down Forresters
WILMORE, Ky. – Matt Ciolek hit three home runs in game one as Asbury cruised to a double-header sweep of Huntington on Saturday, 17-4 and 7-5. Ciolek finished with four hits and seven RBIs on the day.
Asbury (9-4-2) hit five home runs in the first game, scoring in all four innings. The Eagles scored five in the first as all nine batters came to the plate, the big hit coming as Matt Ciolek hit a three-run homer to left. Asbury knocked out Huntington’s starting pitcher after only eight batters and five runs.
Ciolek hit a solo homer to left center in the second, following Danny Olszowy’s inside-the-park home run. Olszowy scored four runs on the day and would later add his team leading seventh double of the season in game two.
The Eagles exploded for eight runs in the third as Ciolek hit a two-run homer to left, his third of the game and fifth of the season. He also leads the team with 20 RBIs and is hitting .388, Olszowy leads the club with a .400 average. Tyler Weaver also hit his first home run of the season in the inning.
Asbury pounded out 12 hits in the game as Greg Bowling and Jordan Barker each picked up a double. Aaron Rowe picked up three hits in the game and five on the day, scoring three runs and driving in four. Josh Thigpen (1-1) picked up the win, going four innings and striking out five. He gave up seven hits and four runs, three of which came in the third.
In game two the Eagles took advantage of errors, scoring three runs in the second off of two errors. They would add one in the third to take a 4-0 lead before the Forresters scored. Huntington got on the board with two in the fourth after a pair of doubles and a single. The Eagles would add those two runs back in the bottom of the inning as Rowe tripled in a run and then scored on Brandon Smith’s single.
Jon Wes Adams (3-0) got the start on the mound and lasted four innings and striking out five. He gave up only four hits and two runs, and walked three. Gardner Adams picked up the save (1) after recording the final out of the game. Huntington had cut the lead to 7-5 and had a runner on base as Adams forced the potential tying run to fly out to left.
Asbury will host Lindsey Wilson College on Tuesday at 3:00 pm for a single nine-inning game.