Eagles' Bats Stay Quiet in 10-1 Loss to Campbellsville
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – An early 1-0 lead wasn’t held for long as Asbury snapped a three-game winning streak on Wednesday to No. 17 Campbellsville 10-1. The Eagles took the lead in the first only to give up a run in the bottom of the inning.
Asbury’s (5-3-2) bats continue to stay cold to start the season, collecting only three hits in the game and none in the last four innings. The Eagles looked to get off to a promising start as Colby Flowers led off the game with a walk against Colton Brown. Flowers was caught stealing before Evan Thomsen singled up the middle. A wild pitch moved Thomsen up 90 feet as Matt Ciolek knocked him in with a single to left. It was Ciolek’s team-leading eighth RBI of the season.
Asbury would continue to threaten in the inning after Danny Olszowy reached on a walk put two on with one out. A fielders choice put runners on the corners with two outs but Brown would strike out Greg Bowling to end the inning. Asbury would not get a runner to second base the rest of the game. That strike out was the first of five in a row for Brown and eight on the day in five innings.
Gardner Adams started for the Eagles on the mound and went only three innings so he will be ready to pitch this weekend. Adams suffered his first loss of the season (2-1) after giving up three hits, two runs, one earned, and walking two.
Josh Cummins lowered his season ERA to 0.96 after 2.1 innings of one hit ball. He walked two and struck out three. He has given up only one run in 9.1 innings on the season over six appearances.
Campbellsville (3-5) would score a run in the first and third before three in each in the fourth and fifth. They would add their final two in the eighth inning.
Asbury is set to host Miami-Hamilton on Thursday at 3:00 pm for a single nine-inning game. The Eagles will host Huntington University (Ind.) for a weekend four-game series on Friday and Saturday.