Softball Splits with Brescia in KIAC Opener
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Asbury softball earned a split in their KIAC opener on Friday evening, losing 2-1 and bouncing back for a 5-3 win over Brescia. The Eagles now sit at 2-6 overall and 1-1 in the KIAC.
Asbury collected only two hits in game one, the second becoming the most important at the time. Maris Harreld belted a two-out solo home run in the top of the 7th to tie the game at 1-1, but Brescia responded with their own two-out hit to win the game in the bottom of the inning. Sarah Patrick had the other hit in the game, a single in the 5th.
The Eagles didn’t struggle to get people on base despite the lack of hits as Brescia committed seven errors in the game. Both teams left nine on base. Brescia had eight hits. Harreld (1-3) took the loss striking out nine in 6.2 innings of work and not walking a batter.
The offense came alive in game two, collecting a season-high 12 hits. Madi Adair had the first three-hit game of the season for the Eagles. Two of those hits went for doubles. Asbury had a season-high five doubles in the game as Harreld, AnnaBeth Hill and Julie Jarboe all got in on the act. Jarboe collected two hits in the game as did Kateland Hunter, who also tripled.
Asbury fell behind 1-0 after one and the teams traded runs until the Eagles finally tied the game at 3-3 after four innings. In the 6th Asbury finally took the lead as Hunter tripled with one out and Amber Taylor followed with an RBI single. After stealing second, Taylor scored on Harreld’s double.
The Eagles are scheduled to make-up a doubleheader at Pikeville on Tuesday followed by hosting No. 15 Lindsey Wilson on Wednesday at 1 p.m.