Softball Picks Up First Win in Split with Bryan
DAYTON, Tenn. – Asbury softball picked up their first win of the season on Friday in game two against Bryan College. The Eagles bounced back after a 13-0 drubbing to win game two in extra-innings, 7-4.
The Eagles (1-3) overcame an early 3-0 deficit in game two. The Eagles chipped away, scoring a single run in the third, fifth and seventh innings to tie the game at 3-3. AnnaBeth Hill led off the seventh with a single to second. After a groundout and a passed ball put Hill on second she came in to score on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Sarah Patrick. A double play ended the threat and Maris Harreld retired the Lions in order to send the game into extras.
Kateland Huner was placed on second to start the inning with the international tiebreaker in effect. Madi Adair followed with a single which led to a run-scoring single by Brittany Hogg. A two-run double off the bat of Ashleigh West followed and Ashley Vonlinger added a sacrifice fly after Adair advanced to third on a passed ball. Bryan added a run in the bottom half but Harreld struck out Katie Vaughn to end it.
Harreld (1-1) struck out eight over eight innings in the win. She gave up 10 hits and four runs, only three earned. Five of those hits and three runs came in the first two innings before settling in. After that Harreld worked out of jams in the fifth and sixth. In the fifth a one-out double was left stranded at third and in the sixth back-to-back singles to lead off the inning were for naught as Harreld retired the next three batters.
Freshmen Hill and Madi Adair each had two hits in the game as six of the nine players recorded a hit. Adair also knocked in two runs as did sophomore Ashleigh West.
Bryan (5-5) overpowered the Eagles in game one with 17 hits and 13 runs. The Eagles were no-hit for the second straight game.
Asbury continues their road swing through Tennessee, travelling to No. 11 Lee University on Saturday for a doubleheader at 1 pm. Live stats will be provided by Lee and can be found here.