Baseball Drops Two in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Asbury baseball dropped two more games at the hands of Trevecca Nazarene on Saturday, 9-3 and 8-7. The Eagles led 4-1 in game two and scored two in the top of the seventh before TNU walked-off with the 8-7 win.
In game one the Eagles gave up four runs in each of the first two innings and despite scoring twice in the first inning found themselves down 8-3 after two innings. A fielders choice by Jordan Cox and a bases-loaded walk to Andrew Moran scored the first two runs of the game for the Eagles. Trevecca answered with four in the bottom of the inning.
Asbury managed four hits in the first game, Simeon Bell and Dallas Murphy each smacked a double and each later scored a run. Brandon Smith and Matt Cox had the other hits for the Eagles. Chad Warner came on in relief of Anthony Palmer in the second and pitched 4.1 innings and allowed only three hits and one run.
The second game saw a second straight solid outing from freshman Zach Settle. Settle allowed just three hits and one run through the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth. His final line was 4.1 innings, seven hits, six runs, four earned and four walks. The fifth was the big inning for TNU, scoring five runs in the frame to take a 6-5 lead.
Asbury held a 4-1 lead after three after scoring two in the first and third. Jordan Cox doubled in a run in the first and later scored on a throwing error. Cox knocked in another run in the third after Matt Mitchell and Murphy doubled and singled to start the inning. Andrew Moran picked up an RBI with a sac fly later in the inning.
The Eagles trailed 7-5 heading into the final inning before Landon Skaggs doubled in two to tie the game at 7-7. Skaggs came off the bench for the first time this season and delivered at the perfect time. Trevecca scored the winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh off of Micah Pace after an error and a pair of singles.
Asbury is set to open their home schedule on Tuesday as they host Campbellsville in a doubleheader at 1 pm.