Wade Provides Heroics for Eagles
Wilmore, Ky. – A walk-off single by Stephanie Wade propelled the Eagles to a 5-4 victory in game one and an offensive explosion in game two, 13-1 in five innings, gave Asbury a vital sweep of Midway on Monday night.
The Eagles jumped out to early 2-0 leads in both games after one inning, but fell behind 4-2 by the bottom of the fifth. Emily Ethington delivered a two-out two-run single to tie the game at 4. Then with two outs in the seventh Ethington worked a walk and stole second. That’s when Wade provided the Eagles the win in dramatic fashion.
Maris Harreld worked the complete game improving to 9-1 on the season. Harreld allowed four runs but only one was earned. She gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out six.
After Asbury (19-5, 12-2 KIAC) grabbed an early 2-0 lead in game two then didn’t look back, piling on three in each of the next two innings before a five spot in the fourth. Kelsey Robinson worked the first four innings to improve to 9-1 on the season. Robinson shut down an overly aggressive Midway (4-22, 4-8 KIAC) squad that only had six hits in the game. Robinson threw only 43 pitches. Brittany Carr worked a perfect fifth inning.
Emily Ethington carried her out streak into game two with a two-run homer in the first. She ended up 2-3 with two runs and two RBIs in the game, she was 3-5 with four runs scored and four RBIs on the day. Along with Ethington, Kendall Ratchford, Stephanie Wade, and Molly Knight collected two hits in game two. Ratchford and Rebecca Baker each drove in two.
The Eagles abused the base paths in both games, stealing 13 bases in the two games combined. Mary Ann Warford stole three bases, and Ethington, Baker, Knight, and Wade each stole two on the day.
Asbury travels to Indiana Southeast on Friday in a battle of the top two teams in the KIAC. First pitch is set for 2:00 pm. IUS took both games from the Eagles two weeks ago and currently sit at 11-1 in the KIAC, Asbury is 12-2.