Softball Takes Two From Midway
WILMORE, Ky. – Madi Adair led off both games with a home run as the Eagles picked up a pair of KIAC wins over Midway, 7-1 and 6-4. Asbury sits in second place in the KIAC at 5-1 and improves to 8-10 on the season.
Adair, who hit her first career home run on Friday night, hit two more on Saturday en route to five hits and five RBI. The freshman also scored three runs on the day. She got the offense going in game one as the Eagles scored twice in the opening inning. Julie Jarboe also knocked in a run in the opening inning with an RBI ground out.
The Eagles added three more runs in the second inning. Adair and Amber Taylor each had an RBI single in the inning and Maris Harreld knocked in a run with a fielder’s choice. Ashley Vonlinger drove in two in the fifth with a double to make the margin 7-0. Midway scored their lone run in the sixth.
Summer Rattliff (4-4) allowed only four hits and four walks in the win. She struck out five. The only run allowed was unearned after an error prolonged the inning. Rattliff lowers her ERA in KIAC games to 0.37 and is 3-0. She has struck out 18 in 19 innings in conference play.
In game two the Eagles again scored early to take control. After Adair hit her second bomb of the afternoon in the first, the Eagles added four in the second. Back-to-back singles by Amber Taylor and Sarah Woolums led off the inning and after a pop out, Anna Beth Hill walked to load the bases. Adair delivered again, this time a double to score two. Ashley Vonlinger followed two batters later with a two-run single.
Midway scored one in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth. Asbury scored their final run in the fourth as Kateland Hunter drew a bases loaded walk.
Maris Harreld picked up the win to improve to 4-5. She allowed eight hits and struck out three over seven innings. She lowers her conference ERA to 2.91 and is now 2-1 in three starts.
The Eagles are hitting .320 in league play compared to .239 overall. Adair is hitting .600 in six KIAC games and slugging over 1.000. Her seven RBI led the team and her 15 RBI overall led the team. She’s hitting .396 for the season.
Asbury will return the trip to Midway on April 16. The Eagles are set to host Alice Lloyd in KIAC action on Tuesday.