Eagles Split with Pikeville
WILMORE, Ky. – Tyler Wooden provided the heroics in game one as Asbury fought back from a 6-0 deficit to win game one over Pikeville 12-11 in 9 innings. The Bears took game two 7-1. The rubber match in the series is set for Wednesday at 1 pm.
Wooden, a senior transfer from Bryan College, hit a grand slam in the third inning of game one to pull the Eagles out of a 6-0 hole. The catcher smacked the first offering from Kyle Robertson over the left-center fence for his second home run of the season. The homer would just be the prelude to Wooden’s finale and ultimately the game’s finale.
In the ninth inning with the game tied at 11 Wooden came to bat with Danny Olszowy at second and two outs. Wooden lined a ball down the left field line and Olszowy scored without a throw. Wooden finished the day with four hits and five RBIs. Olszowy had a pair of hits including his team-leading seventh double, scored twice and drove in three while also stealing two bases. He has a 10-game hitting streak.
Asbury scored a season-high 12 runs on a season-high 16 hits in the game. Tyler Weaver and Mike Kelley each collected three hits. Weaver also drove in three. Casey Messner scored three times and stole three bases. Micah Pace picked up his first career win with two perfect innings in relief. Pace struck out three.
In game two the Eagles managed only five hits and didn’t score until the sixth, when they already trailed 4-0. Logan Howard picked up the loss after two innings in relief.