Eagles Swept by Grenadiers
WILMORE, Ky. – A day after blowing a late lead against Indiana Southeast, Asbury dropped a pair to the Grenadiers 10-5 and 9-1en route to their longest losing streak of the season, three games.
Asbury (19-10-2, 8-5 KIAC) fought back in game one to make 6-2 game 6-5, but four runs from IUS in the seventh put to rest any chance of a walk-off victory. Gardner Adams (6-2) started on the mound for Asbury and was touched up for six runs and seven hits in five innings of work. Mark Deetsch finished pitched the last two innings, giving up four hits and four runs, only three earned.
Asbury scored three times in the fifth to bring the score to 6-5 in favor of IUS. The Eagles put together four hits in the inning. Evan Thomsen singled in a run with one of his two hits in the game and Matt Ciolek drove in one with a sac fly.
In game two IUS jumped all over the Eagles right out of the gate, scoring three times in the first on their way to a 9-1 victory. Greg Bowling gave up 11 hits on the day and seven runs in 4.2 innings of work.
Asbury’s lone run of the game came in the fourth as Jordan Barker hit his first home run of the season with two outs to cut the lead to 4-1. The Grenadiers would answer with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
The Eagles are scheduled to travel to Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday for one nine-inning game at 5:30 pm. Asbury’s scheduled double-header with Pikeville was moved to Monday April 11th.