Eagles Bounce Back with Sweep of Midway
Asbury would later have to forfeit both games after the use of ineligible players.
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury softball snapped a four-game losing streak and a 28-inning scoreless streak with a sweep of KIAC rival Midway College on Tuesday, 2-1 and 8-0 (6). The Eagles scored in the first inning of game one to snap the scoreless inning streak that spanned the entire losing streak.
Freshman Julie Jarboe snapped out of a 1-for-18 start with five hits in seven at-bats on against Midway including the game-winning RBI single in the sixth inning of game one. Jarboe went on to drive in two more in game two and recorded a double and scored a run.
The Eagles (7-15, 4-2 KIAC) began to get out of an offensive funk in game one with seven hits, their most in four games. In game two they recorded a season-high 17 hits as every starter had at least one hit. Maris Harreld had three hits in the game and Rebecca Baker had two hits with a triple. Emily Ethington hit her first home run of the season in the fifth and collected two hits. Miranda Drury and Mary Ann Warford each had two hits in game two as well.
In game one Asbury took a 1-0 lead on Haley Vernon’s RBI single to score Drury. Midway wouldn’t score until the sixth when Samantha Youngblood doubled just out of the reach of Warford in left-center to score Karie Powell. Jarboe’s RBI single gave the Eagles the lead in the sixth and Kelsey Robinson allowed only a single in the seventh to pick up her fourth win against seven losses. Robinson allowed only seven hits and one run while striking out five and not walking a batter in the complete game win.
In game two Maris Harreld tossed a complete game shutout to pick up her second win of the season. Harreld allowed only four hits and struck out three in the six inning victory. The junior lowered her team and KIAC-leading ERA to 0.79 on the season.
The Eagles scored in each of the final four innings in game two, scoring twice in the third and fourth innings and putting up three in the fifth. Asbury scored once in the sixth before the game was called with only one out and the bases loaded.
Asbury’s doubleheader with Berea has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday due to the impending weather.