Eagles Skid Hits Five
St. Catharine, KY---The Asbury College baseball team continues to slide in the wrong direction heading into conference play, falling to St. Catharine's on Tuesday afternoon 13-6. The Eagles have now lost five straight and seven of their last nine games.
Asbury (10-14) was saving their top pitchers for this weekend's four game KIAC series with Indiana Southeast and St. Catharine capitalized in a big way with 14 hits and 10 going for extra bases. The Eagles did hold two early leads in this game, scoring four runs in the second to take a 4-1 lead. The big shot that inning came from freshmen Danny Olszowy who hit a three-run homer to right. St. Catharine would answer in the third with three runs of their own to tie it at 4-4, but Olszowy would come through again with an RBI ground out to give Asbury a 5-4 lead, their last of the game. St. Catharine would score four in the fourth and four more in sixth to put the game away.
Other Eagles had big games offensively including Blake Englehardt who had three hits on the afternoon and scored once. Greg Bowling and Slade Halvaksz also had two hit games. Bowling was also named KIAC Pitcher of the Week for his performance against University of the Cumberlands last Thursday. The sophomore from Ashland, Kentucky pitched 8.0 innings giving up only two hits, walking four, and striking out six. The lone run he gave up made him the tough-luck loser as the Eagles fell 1-0 in eight innings.
Asbury will open KIAC play on Friday and Saturday as they host defending champion Indiana Southeast for four games. Friday's first game is set for 1pm with Saturday's action getting underway at 12pm.