Eagles Swept By No. 14 Lindsey Wilson
WILMORE, Ky. – Three weeks after not getting a hit against No. 14 Lindsey Wilson the Eagles nearly pulled off an upset before falling 3-0 and 3-1 on Wednesday night to the Lady Blue Raiders.
In game one the Eagles put the leadoff runner on in the first as Mary Ann Warford reached on a bunt base-hit. Warford stole second and later advanced to third on a ground out but was stranded there as Kelsey Robinson struck out to end the inning. That was the only time the Eagles (3-11) put a runner on third in the game.
Asbury had another opportunity in the sixth, down 2-0, as Rebecca Baker drew a one-out walk and Miranda Drury followed by reaching on an error, but Robinson and Maris Harreld could not come up with a hit to tie the game. The Eagles collected only three hits in the game as Robinson had a two-out single in the fourth and Amber Taylor picked up a leadoff single in the fifth.
Maris Harreld was the tough luck loser in game one, throwing all seven innings and allowing all three runs, but only two were earned. The junior allowed only five hits and walked two while striking out one. Lindsey Wilson scored twice in the fifth after the first two runners reached on a walk and an error. Travatia Bowden delivered a single scoring both runs. The Lady Blue Raiders added another run in the seventh.
In game two Asbury took a 1-0 lead in the third. Julie Jarboe led off the inning with a walk and was sacrificed over to second. With two outs Sarah Patrick lined a base-hit over the second basemen to score Jarboe from second.
Lindsey Wilson (23-4) answered in the top of the fourth with all three of their runs. Mikalia Etheredge hit a two-run homer to left and Brittney Novickis lined an RBI single, knocking starter Kelsey Robinson out of the game. Maris Harreld replaced Robinson in the circle and allowed only three hits over the final 3.1 innings.
The Eagles again tried to rally, this time in the seventh innings. Kelsey Robinson picked up a one-out single to right and with two outs Rebecca Baker singled to third base, but Jarboe struck out to end the game.
Asbury will head to Owensboro to take on Brescia University in KIAC action on Saturday.