Eagles Drop Two to Trevecca
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Asbury baseball’s losing streak reached four after a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Trevecca Nazarene on Friday afternoon. The Trojans won game one 10-4 before taking game two 8-1. The Eagles fall to 1-10 on the season while TNU improves to 2-4.
The Eagles were never able to really take control in either game on the day as every time they took the lead or tied the game the Trojans answered in the bottom half of the inning. In game one the Eagles scored in the top of the first as Simeon Bell manufactured a run almost by himself. The sophomore walked to lead off the game and promptly stole second and then third to set up a sac fly by Matt Mitchell. Bell leads the team with five steals on the season.
Trevecca answered with two runs in the bottom of the first on two hits and one error. Asbury tied the game at 3-3 in the third as Bell and Dallas Murphy each knocked in a run. The tie was short lived as the Trojans scored in the bottom of the third but the Eagles tied it back at 4-4 in the fourth. Bell again delivered, singling in Andrew Moran.
In the bottom of the fourth TNU erupted for four runs to blow the game open and never looked back. Isaiah Bell surrendered all eight runs through the fourth and lasted just 3.1 innings. Bell gave up eight hits and hit three batters while striking out three. Brandon Ray was summoned from the bullpen to get out of the fourth. Joey Johnson pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits and two runs, one earned. Bell takes the loss (0-3) while Trevecca’s Alex Shoulders (1-0) takes the win with four innings of work.
In game two the Eagles committed three errors behind Logan Howard (0-3) in the 8-1 loss. Howard walked five in 4.1 innings and gave up five runs, only three earned. He allowed only three hits. Trevecca scored two in the first and Asbury scored their lone run in the fourth, at the time cutting the deficit to 2-1.
Matt Mitchell hit a one-out double to center and one out later scored on a single by Dallas Murphy. From that point the Eagles did not collect another hit in the game. The Trojans also responded by scoring a single run in the bottom of the fourth followed by two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
These two teams will meet again to finish off the four game set on Saturday at 1 pm eastern time. Live stats will be available here.