Eagles Fall to Panthers in Doubleheader
WILMORE, Ky. – On a cold and windy day at Cecil Zweifel Field the Eagles were swept in a doubleheader by Purdue-North Central, 10-1 and 17-1. The second game was called after five innings due to darkness.
The second inning in both games proved to be the undoing for Asbury (0-12), allowing four runs in game one and eight in game two. The Panthers (2-0) would add seven runs in the fifth inning of game two.
The wind was blowing out to right with gusts from 30-40 mph, which caused havoc on fielders all day long. The Panthers hit three home runs, all out to right or right-center. The Eagles allowed 13 hits in game one and 14 in game two, and combined for only nine hits total in the two games.
Three players, Casey Messner, Anthony Palmer and Andrew Harris had a hit in each game with Harris scoring a run and knocking in one as well. Messner stole a base, his fifth of the season without being thrown out.
Josh Cummins and Josh Bertke each fell to 0-2 on the season after starting game one and game two respectively. Cummins went 5.2 allowing 12 hits and 8 runs. Jordan Cox finished off game one with 1.1 innings of one-hit ball, allowing two runs, only one earned. Bertke lasted just 1.2 innings allowing 8 runs on five hits, walking three and hitting one. Coty Rose turned in quite possibly the best performance on the day, 2.1 innings allowing three hits and only one run.
The Eagles and Panthers are scheduled to play two more on Saturday with the doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.