Eagles and Lady Cougars Split
WILMORE, Ky. – A little extra-inning magic allowed the Eagles to split a doubleheader with Spring Arbor on a cold and windy afternoon on Saturday. Asbury (3-5) won game one in eight innings 3-2 before falling in game two 4-3.
Freshman catcher Taryn Biddle provided the game-winning hit in the eighth inning of game one, bringing home Brittany Warren from third. Warren was placed on second to begin the inning as part of the international tie-breaker.
Kelsey Robinson (2-2) handled basically everything else for the Eagles, tossing eight innings of seven-hit ball with six strikeouts in picking up her second straight win. Only one run she allowed was earned as the defense committed five errors behind her. Robinson also picked up two hits in the game, including a double in the fourth. She scored twice, in the second on Ashleigh West’s RBI single and in the fourth on a passed ball.
In game two the Eagles committed three more errors, this time costing them two runs. Asbury allowed three runs in the fifth, scoring once on a wild pitch and one after an error. After the top of the fifth Spring Arbor led 4-1 but Asbury answered with two or their own in the bottom half.
Robinson continued her hot hitting, knocking in Biddle and Rebecca Baker, who each collected a hit in the inning, with a single down the left field line. Robinson now leads the team with a .421 average after four hits on the day. Baker also had two hits in game two.
Ashleigh West (1-3) took the loss in game two after five innings of six-hits and five walks. She allowed all four runs but only two were earned. Robinson finished the game with two innings allowing only two hits.
Spring Arbor (1-1) was led offensively by Abby Adams who had two hits in each game, including two doubles and a triple.
Asbury will head to Georgetown College on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.