Pitching Provides Power as Eagles Sweep CCU
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s baseball team swept a pair from KIAC rival Cincinnati Christian on Friday, winning 11-1 (6) and 6-1. In a rare occurrence the Eagles played as the visiting team at their home field due to poor field conditions in Cincinnati. Saturday’s games will also be played in Wilmore.
Asbury (14-7-2, 5-2 KIAC) was led by their pitching staff who surrendered only six hits and two runs in 12 innings of work. Gardner Adams (5-1) started game one and struck out nine in four innings of work. Adams lowered his ERA on the season to 2.70 after allowing only one run on one hit. Brad Williams pitched the final inning, striking out two.
In game two Greg Bowling (2-1) was just as dominant, allowing only one hit in four innings of work while striking out four. Drew Freeman and Kyle Erwin came on in relief to pitch the final three innings. Erwin got all four of his outs via strikeout. On the day Asbury pitchers struck out 22 batters.
The Eagles used one big inning in game one to build their lead and scored in six of seven innings in game two.
In game one Asbury and CCU traded runs in the first inning before the Eagles exploded for seven in the top of the second. Aaron Rowe knocked in two with a single, and then scored on Colby Flowers’ double. Danny Olszowy picked up an RBI single in the inning as did Mark Deetsch, his second hit of the inning. Deetsch finished the day with three hits.
Greg Bowling knocked in two in the fifth inning with a double as the Eagles scored three runs in the frame. Asbury had seven doubles on the day by seven different players.