Records Set as Eagles Sweep Alice Lloyd
WILMORE, Ky. – The Eagles matched the school record for wins in a season by taking two from Alice Lloyd 7-2 and 11-7 in a makeup from April 9th. Asbury (25-11-2) has won six straight since a loss to Lindsey Wilson on April 6th.
Josh Thigpen tied the school mark with his 16th career win, he’s 4-1 on the season after five innings of one-hit baseball. Thigpen struck out six and walked three, he hit two batters. The only real danger for Thigpen came in the first when he hit consecutive batters after getting the first two out. He would strike out Cody Hyden looking to end the inning. Thigpen ties John Slone and Kyle Cullum with his 16th victory
The Eagles got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning as Evan Thomsen knocked in Casey Messner who had tripled to lead-off the inning. Matt Ciolek also produced an RBI double in the inning.
Greg Bowling hit his second home run to lead off the fourth and Mark Deetsch followed with his first of the season. Ciolek collected two hits in the game and Messner had three. Messner drove in two, scored two and stole a base. The Eagles stole four bases in the game.
Asbury continued to run over Alice Lloyd in game two, stealing nine bases. Messner swiped three and Danny Olszowy took four raising their season totals to 21 and 27 respectively. Bowling stole his 23rd bag and Travis Martin stayed perfect at 15-for-15.
Jon Wes Adams improved to 5-1 after six innings of two run (one earned), three hit baseball. Adams struck out five and walked three. Alice Lloyd scored a run in each of the first two innings, a home run from Kyle Potter in the first and an RBI single after an error.
The top three batters in the order, Messner, Thomsen and Olszowy each collected two hits and Thomsen drove in three. Thomsen hit his second home run of the season in the sixth, a two run shot as the Eagles scored four times in the inning. Asbury scored five times in the fifth as Olszowy, Ciolek and Aaron Rowe picked up run-scoring hits.
Asbury is now 14-5 in the KIAC, four games ahead of Berea for second place with six games remaining. The Eagles and Mountaineers will hook up two more times to makeup last weekend’s rainout. Asbury previously won 25 games in 1999 and 2009 and will look to break the record when they travel to Owensboro this weekend for four against Brescia.