Silent Bats Doom Eagles
ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Asbury fell behind early to St. Catharine and never recovered, losing 11-1 on Tuesday afternoon. The Patriots scored four unearned runs in the first and Asbury could only muster six hits in the game.
St. Catharine (18-16-1) jumped on the Eagles (12-7-2) with four runs in the bottom of the first, all scoring with two outs after an error kept the inning alive. After a double, walk, and single loaded the bases Josh Cummins responded by getting two outs, and got a ground ball to short but Brandon Smith’s error allowed a run to score and kept the inning alive. St. Catharine would cash in three more runs and never look back.
The Patriots would score in five of the seven innings including three in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. St. Catharine pounded out 14 hits against four Asbury pitchers.
The Eagles worked four walks and had their chances but left seven men on base and hit into two double plays. Greg Bowling worked a walk in the fourth and stole second, but a ground out and a fly out left him at third with two outs. Aaron Rowe worked a walk but Brandon Smith grounded out to end the inning.
Asbury would get the lead-off batter on in each of the next two innings but promptly grounded into double-plays each time. Colby Flowers and Mark Deetsch would both single in the seventh to put runners at first and third with two outs but a fly out ended any threat.
The Eagles are set to return home on Thursday for a doubleheader against Cincinnati-Clermont beginning at 1:00 pm.