Jarboe's Blast Lifts Eagles to Sweep of Celtics
WILMORE, Ky. – Julie Jarboe hit a walk-off three-run home run to end game one 7-5 in eight innings and Asbury rolled to a 10-0 five inning victory for their fourth straight win. The Eagles are now 3-1 in KIAC action.
The Eagles (6-8, 3-1 KIAC) had to battle back in game one, coming back from a 3-0 deficit. The Eagles first got on the board in the third but wouldn’t tie the game until the seventh when Amber Taylor doubled in Madi Adair. Maris Harreld battled to leave two runners on for Carlow in the top of the eighth, uo’
01throwing out Dulaney at the plate for the second out. The Celtics (5-3, 0-2 KIAC) did manage to score an unearned run in the inning.
That set up Jarboe in the bottom of the eighth. Brittany Hogg was placed on second due to the tiebreaker rule. Harreld followed by reaching on a bunt as Hogg advanced to third. After a fly out, Jarboe belted her first home run of the season to right field to end the game.
The Eagles churned out a season-high 13 hits in the first game as Madi Adair tied a career-high with three hits. Harreld, Sarah Pattengale, Amber Taylor and Anna Beth Hill all finished with two hits apiece. Harreld (3-4) went the distance in the circle to pick up the win. She struck out four and scatter eight hits.
Asbury used the momentum from game one and turned it into their first run-rule win of the season in game two. The Eagles scored seven runs in the first inning on seven hits, knocking Micaela Kurn out of the game after 10 batters. Harreld had two hits in that inning including a two-run single and a double.
Jarboe collected two hits in game two including a run-scoring hit in the first inning. Kateland Hunter and Anna Beth Hill also had two hits in the second game and both knocked in two runs. Summer Rattliff was dominant in the circle for the second straight day. The freshman improved to 3-3 on the season with the complete game effort. She struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter, scattering five hits. It was her second straight shutout.
Asbury will travel to Carlow on April 20th. The Eagles are scheduled to host Midway on Tuesday at 5 pm.