Baseball Splits with Gray Wolves After Hahn's Heroics
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury baseball split a doubleheader but won the series against Lourdes on Saturday, defeating the Gray Wolves 10-9 in another walk-off in game one before dropping game two 16-3. The Eagles won three of the four meetings over the weekend. The three game win streak was a season-high.
Asbury (4-15) won the first game as Jared Hahn delivered with runners at the corners and one out. Hahn poked the ball through the right side as the second basemen was moving with the runner to cover second. Hahn had two hits and three RBI in the game, also singling in two in the fifth. His game-winning hit broke a 9-9 tie.
The Eagles tied a season-high with 13 hits in the game and reached the double digit mark in runs for the first time. Logan Howard (1-4) picked up the win in relief with three innings of two-hit ball. All three runs scored against him were unearned.
The Gray Wolves scored nine runs on seven hits, thanks to three errors by the Eagles. Lourdes scored twice in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 9-9 before Hahn’s walk-off. Brandon Smith had three hits in the game and scored four times for the Eagles including a double. Matt Cox had a pair of hits and three RBI. Simeon Bell also had a pair of hits. Both Cox and Hahn were the first players to record three RBI in a game this year. Smith’s three hit game was the first for him and third by an Eagle.
In the second game Lourdes scored eight times in the final inning to turn an 8-3 game into an all-out blowout. Matt Mitchell had two of the Eagles’ five hits in the game and also drove in a run. Lourdes scored once in the first and added three more in the fourth and one in the fifth. Asbury finally got on the board in the fifth with a run and added two more in the sixth. Dallas Murphy's 11-game hit streak came to an end in the second game, it was the longest of the season for an Eagle.
Asbury's three-game winning streak was the first of the season, a feat not reached until the KIAC Tournament last year, part of six straight wins. Asbury didn't record back-to-back wins last year until the end of March, a feat already reached this season.
The Eagles are scheduled to visit Kentucky State on Tuesday for a doubleheader before returning home to host the Thorobreds on Friday and Dakota State on Saturday