Eagles Drop First Two of the Season
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Asbury dropped their first two games of the season, 4-1 and 6-0, at Georgetown College on Friday afternoon. The Eagles gave up big innings late in both games in falling to an 0-2 start for the first time since 2009.
Asbury’s (0-2) offense struggled to come together in either game, collecting just seven hits in the combined 14 innings. Senior transfer Tyler Wooden (Pikeville, Tenn.) was the only player to collect a hit in each game as the Eagles had only two hits in game two.
Senior Brad Williams (Lexington, Ky.) made the season-opening start on the mound and went five innings allowing six hits and one unearned run. He struck out two and walked one. Sophomore transfer Mark Leake was saddled with the loss as he allowed all three runs in the sixth and did not retire a batter.
In game one Asbury took a 1-0 lead in the fifth after Chad Warner (Lexington, Ky.). Warner singled with one out in the inning and advanced to second on a groundout. He moved to third on a throwing error before swiping home. That would be the lone run the Eagles scored on the day.
In game two junior Isaiah Bell allowed only four hits through four innings but the fifth proved to be his undoing. Bell allowed three hits and surrendered four runs as the Tigers (2-0) scored all six runs in the frame. Georgetown’s Brian Smith tripled in the inning scoring three.
Asbury will open up at home on Friday February 10 with a single game against Bluefield at 2 p.m. The series will conclude on Saturday February 11 with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. The Eagles will also look to add a game at St. Catharine on Tuesday February 7.