Eagles Bounce Back with Sweep of Brescia
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Asbury bounced back after losing three straight to sweep a doubleheader from KIAC rival Brescia on Saturday 7-6 and 7-2. The Eagles battled back in game one to win in the seventh before cruising in game two after six runs in the first.
Stephanie Wade collected three hits in game one and four on the day and drove in three as Asbury (11-6, 8-2 KIAC) bounced back after three straight tough losses. Rebecca Baker provided the big blow, belting a three-run homer in the fifth inning and giving the Eagles their first lead of the game at 5-4.
Brescia would tie the score at 6-6 in the sixth but in the seventh Amber Taylor doubled home Wade to give the Eagles the victory. Maris Harreld picked up the win (6-2) in relief of Kelsey Robinson. Robinson went five innings allowing five hits and four runs, only two earned and striking out one. Harreld gave up the tying runs in the sixth but still got the win, pitching the last two innings and allowing four hits.
Asbury carried their momentum into game two, scoring six runs in the first as they pounded out seven hits. Rebecca Baker collected a career-high four hits in game two. Jessica Johnson picked up two hits and three RBIs. Johnson (3-2) also pitched a complete game striking out two and giving up 13 hits.
The Eagles doubleheader against Indiana Southeast has been pushed back from Monday to Wednesday at 2:00 pm in New Albany.