Thorobrettes Take Two From Eagles
Wilmore, KY---The Asbury College softball team returned to action for the first time since in 11 days and the rust was evident, dropping two games to Kentucky State University 8-5 and 8-1.
Asbury (6-6) committed two errors in each game and gave up six unearned runs total to the Thorobrettes. The Eagles did have an early lead in game one jumping out to a 2-0 lead after one inning. Emily Ethington picked up an RBI double and Carrie Wilderman knocked her in with an RBI single. The ‘Brettes would answer quickly putting up two runs of their own in the second. KSU would score five more runs before Asbury answered with two in the fourth, cutting the lead to 7-4. Wilderman would again knock in a run with a single in the fifth but that's as close as the Eagles would get on this night. KSU added the final run in the seventh to make the outcome 8-5.
Carrie Wilderman and Stephanie Wade each picked up two hits in game one as Asbury only mustered seven hits total.
Game two was a pitchers duel early on as both teams could only collect one hit a piece in the first three innings. Then KSU got the bats going, scoring a run in each of the next three innings before exploding for five in the seventh. Asbury's lone run came in the bottom of the seventh after they were already down 8-0. MaryAnn Warford and Aneatria Whaley each picked up two hits in game two with Whaley picking up a double and an RBI.
Asbury will return to conference play this weekend hosting both Berea and Brescia. Asbury and Berea will play a doubleheader beginning Friday at 5:00 pm with Brescia coming in Saturday for a double-header at 3:00 pm.