Harreld Tosses No-No as Eagles Pound Alice Lloyd
WILMORE, Ky. – Maris Harreld tossed a no-hitter in game one as Asbury swept Alice Lloyd 17-0 and 25-1 in the season opener for the Eagles. Harreld’s no-no is the first since last March 13th when Kelsey Robinson and Brittany Carr combined to no hit Ohio Christian.
Asbury (2-0, 2-0 KIAC) bashed 33 hits, including four home runs, in the two games on Friday night and held Alice Lloyd to only two. Asbury’s 42 runs in a doubleheader tie the school record with their doubleheader last year against Ohio Christian where they won 17-0 and 25-0. The Eagles scored 15 in the first inning of game two, tying a school record.
Harreld struck out six and didn’t walk anyone while facing the minimum number of batters. A fourth inning throwing error by Miranda Drury kept Harreld from perfection. Erica Smith hit a tapper just in front of the plate and Drury came charging, scooped the ball and fired the ball in the dirt to first. Stephanie Wade tried to pick it but couldn’t hold on. Rebecca Stansberry promptly hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Junior Miranda Drury and sophomore Amber Taylor were perfect at the plate on the night, both going 5-for-5. Drury scored six runs and drove in eight while hitting one of the team’s four home runs. Taylor scored four runs and knocked in five while hitting two doubles and one home run.
Junior Emily Ethington picked up four hits in five at-bats, scored four times, drove in six and hit two doubles and a home run. Freshman Jessica Johnson drove in nine runs, including eight in game two, picking up three hits in four at-bats including a home run. Mary Ann Warford and Ashlea Hollon each picked up a triple as Warford finished with three hits and Hollon with two. Overall 14 players picked up a hit in the at least one of the two games and 15 scored.
Kelsey Robinson pitched the second game and looked to possibly match Harreld’s no hitter. With one out in the third Erica Smith singled to center to finally break through for Alice Lloyd. In the fourth Nikki Durman led off with a single and later scored on a groundout. Robinson struck out six, walked one, and gave up only the one run which was unearned.
Asbury will host University of the Cumberlands next Saturday at 1:00 pm in a doubleheader.