Winning Streak Snapped as Eagles Swept
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Asbury’s four-game winning streak is over after a pair of losses to St. Francis (Ind.) on Friday afternoon. The Eagles were run-ruled 10-2 (5) in game one and dropped the second game 4-2.
Asbury had won 10 of their last 12 before being swept on Friday and now sit at 15-19 overall. The Eagles didn’t help their own cause committing two errors that led to five unearned runs in game one and four more errors that helped lead to all four runs being unearned in game two.
Miranda Drury belted her third homerun of the season in game one. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the first as Mary Ann Warford led off the game with a single. She stole second and then scored on Julie Jarboe’s single. Asbury had two on and no one out and would fail to move the runners up. Maris Harreld picked up a double in the third as all five hits came from five different Eagles.
Kelsey Robinson was the tough-luck loser in game one, allowing 12 hits and 10 runs, only five earned. The junior falls to 7-9 on the season. Jackie Beilfuss went all five innings and struck out seven in improving to 6-6.
In game two the Lady Cougars scored in each of the first three innings to take a 4-0 lead. Asbury scored once in the fourth as Hailey Vernon led off the inning with a single and later scored on a single by Robinson. The Eagles had the bases loaded with only one out and failed to cash in. Emily Ethington scored Asbury’s only other run in the sixth after leading off with a double. She scored on groundout by Rebecca Baker.
The Eagles left seven runners on base in game two after leaving four on in game one. Warford collected three hits in game two as did Ethington. After stealing her 27th base of the season in game one, Warford was thrown out for the first time all year in game two.
Maris Harreld (6-6) allowed seven hits and four unearned runs in game two and struck out eight. Beilfuss (7-6) picked up her second win of the day after four innings of work
Asbury continues their weekend Indiana road trip with a doubleheader with Indiana Wesleyan at 12 p.m. on Saturday.