Patriots Sweep AU Baseball
ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Asbury baseball was swept by St. Catharine College on Thursday, 13-0 and 8-1 in non-conference action. The Eagles managed just six hits in the two games.
St. Catharine (24-10) took advantage of 10 walks and four hit batters by Eagles pitching in game one. The Patriots scored three times in the first inning with only one hit as Jordan Cox walked four in the inning. Cox (0-1) took the loss in only his second appearance on the mound this season.
The Eagles (10-27) left the bases loaded in both the second and third innings, accounting for six of the their eight men left on base. Landon Skaggs and Jared Payton each picked up singles in the second and Tyler Messner had a hit in the third.
Asbury scored their only run of the day in the fifth inning of game two. Casey Messner hit a sacrifice fly to score Matt Mitchell who led off the inning by reaching on an error.
Asbury will host Alice Lloyd on Friday and Saturday in the final home KIAC weekend of the season. Friday’s doubleheader is set for 1 pm with Saturday’s action starting at 12 pm.