Baker Powers Eagles Past Berea
Wilmore, Ky. – Rebecca Baker hit her first ever home runs as Asbury swept a pair against Berea in KIAC action on Thursday night, 4-2,6-2. Both of Baker’s homers came in the second game.
Asbury (11-1, 6-0) once again was led by their pitching. Freshman starters Maris Harreld (5-0) and Kelsey Robinson (5-0) pitched complete games. Harreld gave up seven hits and both runs against her came in the seventh inning. Robinson gave up eight hits in game two and both runs against her came off a first inning two-run home run.
The Eagles pounded out 11 hits in game two, with Baker’s two hits each being solo home runs. Those were Baker’s first ever home runs in fast pitch softball as she played slow pitch softball in high school. Mirranda Drury also drove in three runs in the game and was 3-3 with three singles. Each of the top three batters in the line-up had two hits.
Asbury only had six hits in the first game and held a 1-0 lead from the bottom of the first until they added three more in the bottom of the sixth. Drury drove home two more runs in game one, the first coming in the first inning with Mary Ann Warford scampering home after a bunt single and a stolen base. Drury would add another RBI single in the sixth and Stephanie Wade drove in two as well. Wade, Drury, and Warford each had two hits, which accounted for the only hits in the game for Asbury.
The Eagles return to the field on Saturday at 3:00 pm as they host NCAA DII Concord University at 3:00 pm.