Eagles Swept by Panthers
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury continues to search for their first win of the season, dropping two to Purdue-North Central on Saturday, 13-3 and 13-0. The Panthers’ Tim Newman threw a no-hitter in game two.
Asbury tied game one at 1-1 in the third inning as Josh Cummins’ bloop double down the left field line scored Micah Pace from third. Pace had singled and stole second before advancing to third on a groundout. The Panthers responded with four runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and three in the sixth.
The Eagles scored again in the fourth as Matt Cox delivered a two-out bases loaded single, scoring Mike Kelley. Asbury added their final run in the seventh, again with two outs, as Kelley singled in Josh Cummins. Cummins was running for Danny Olszowy who pinch-hit with a double.
Brad Williams started on the mound and lasted 3.2 innings allowing five runs on eight hits and struck out three. He fell to 0-3 on the season. Logan Howard finished the game, allowing eight runs on eight hits, only three runs were earned. The Eagles committed three errors in the game.
In game two the Eagles committed five more errors which led to eight unearned runs. Isaiah Bell took the loss and stands at 0-4. The Eagles reached base four times, three via walks and once on an error. This is the first no-hitter against Asbury since the program was restarted for the 2008 season.
Asbury is scheduled to host Georgetown (Ky.) on Tuesday for a doubleheader set to begin at 1 p.m. The Tigers swept Asbury to begin the year 4-1 and 6-0, they currently stand at a perfect 13-0.