Eagles Split Pair
Wilmore, KY---The Asbury College softball team earned a split with Midway College on Monday night, dropping game one 2-1 before bouncing back to take game two 4-2.
Asbury (7-7, 2-2) could not squeeze a run across despite getting a fantastic pitching performance from Carrie Wilderman (3-6) in game one. Wilderman only gave up five hits and two runs and was the victim of a lack of offense. The Eagles only had five hits and could only squeeze across one run when Emily Ethington knocked home Stephanie Wade with an RBI single in the 4th inning. That cut Midway's lead to 2-1 with no outs, Asbury would have runners on second and third with two outs but would not be able to get the tying run across the plate.
Game two would see another dominating pitching performance for Asbury this time from Stephanie Wade. Wade (4-1) went six scoreless innings before giving up a walk and a homerun in the top of the seventh that cut Asbury's lead to 4-2. Wade would exit and Wilderman would get the final three outs to pick up her first save of the season. Asbury would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Kendall Ratchford came home from third on a throwing error from the catcher. It would stay that way until the fifth, when Ratchford knocked in MaryAnn Warford with an RBI double. Wade would follow with an RBI double of her own. Carrie Wilderman would blast her fifth homer of the season in the sixth.