Eagles Drop Two to No. 13 Lindsey Wilson
WILMORE, Ky. – No. 13 Lindsey Wilson allowed only eight hits to the Eagles in a two game sweep on Tuesday afternoon. Asbury mustered four runs in the 8-1 and 12-3 losses. The Eagles are now 1-26 in non-conference games.
Asbury (8-33) struck first in game one, scoring in the first after Casey Messner led off with a single up the middle. Messner advanced to third after a failed pickoff attempt went up the fence past first base and scored on a dropped third strike with Tyler Wooden batting. The pitch was in the dirt and scooted past the catcher allowing Messner to scamper home.
The Blue Raiders (31-10) responded with three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and three more in the seventh. Matt Addis improved to 3-1 with the complete game victory, striking out 10 in the performance. Logan Howard falls to 1-3 after four innings allowing four hits and four walks and three runs.
Tyler Wooden and Danny Olszowy doubled for the Eagles in the fourth and sixth innings but were stranded there. In the two games Messner and Wooden each collected three hits, with two for each coming in game two.
In game two the Blue Raiders capitalized on two first-inning errors, scoring four unearned runs off of starter Jordan Cox. The Eagles came back with one in the bottom half as Wooden delivered a two-out single to score Tyler Weaver from second. In the third Asbury chipped away with two more runs as Messner tripled home Matt Cox and later scored on a wild pitch.
After that LWC piled on five in the fourth, two in the fifth and a final run in the sixth. Cox was knocked out in the fourth after 3.1 innings allowing eight hits and seven runs.
Asbury will host St. Catharine on Wednesday for a single game starting at 1 p.m. before jumping back into KIAC action over the weekend at home against Brescia.