Eagles Split with Midway
MIDWAY, Ky. – Asbury softball could record only a split on Wednesday night against Midway, winning the first game 10-4 before dropping game two 3-0.
The Eagles (9-4, 6-2 KIAC) scored six runs, all with two outs, in the sixth inning of game one to bust open a 4-4 contest. Maris Harreld, Stephanie Wade and Sarah Patrick all knocked in two in the inning with bases loaded hits. Wade and Patrick each finished with three hits and Patrick drove in a career-high four RBIs. Patrick is batting .500 on the season.
Midway scored first in the bottom of the first but Asbury answered with a run in the second as Patrick drove in Rebecca Baker with her first double of the day. She finished with three doubles. Asbury would take a 4-1 lead in the third, collecting four hits in the inning. Patrick again would drive in a run with a double. Midway would tie the score at 4-4 with three runs in the fourth.
Maris Harreld (5-1) picked up the win by going all seven innings and allowing only six hits and two walks. Only one of the four runs she surrendered was earned as the Eagles committed two errors behind her.
After pounding out 11 hits in game one Asbury could only muster five in game two, four of which were singles. Heather Oldham struck out 12 for Midway, pitching a complete game shutout.
Asbury continues their road swing as they travel to Owensboro for four games this weekend. The Eagles will take on NCAA II Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday at 4:00 pm. They will stay in Owensboro to face KIAC rival Brescia on Saturday beginning at 3:00 pm.