Cougars Spoil Senior Day
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s 13 “re-founding” seniors were given a bitter farewell on Saturday, losing both games to Cincinnati-Clermont 5-0 and 9-4 in their final home games. The seniors are the original members of the inaugural team in 2008 after a four-year program hiatus.
Asbury (30-14-2) will still head into next week’s KIAC Tournament as the two seed after finishing conference play at 19-6. Indiana Southeast is the top seed after posting a 23-3 mark.
The Eagles have notoriously struggled against the Cougars, dropping to 1-7 against UCC over the past three years. On Saturday Asbury struggled with their bats, collecting only 10 hits combined.
Senior Cody Christopher picked up three hits in the second game after pitching five innings of five hit, two run ball in game one. Seniors combined for nine of the team’s 10 hits. Colby Flowers had a hit in each game including his first career home run to lead off the second game. Fellow seniors Mark Deetsch, Travis Martin, Jon Wes Adams and Gardner Adams all picked up hits as well.
The senior class has combined for 95 wins in their four years, the most for any class in Asbury baseball history. They have won over 20 games three straight years, a feat that had only occurred in two previous seasons in the 26 year history of the program. The Eagles currently hold the season record for wins with 30, with the KIAC tournament yet to come.
The KIAC Tournament has been moved to Berea due to flooding at Brescia’s field. The Eagles will take to the field on Wednesday on the tournament’s first day. Times and pairings will be announced by the league office in the next few days.