Asbury Softball Dominates Alice Lloyd
WILMORE, Ky. – Alice Lloyd provided little resistance as the Asbury softball team swept a pair of KIAC contests on Tuesday afternoon, 8-0 and 9-0. Both games were only five innings after the run rule was enforced.
Asbury (10-10, 7-1) climbs all the way back to .500 for the season after starting the year 2-8. The Eagles are in second place in the KIAC, just behind undefeated Indiana Southeast. The Eagles and Grenadiers will hook up for the first of two doubleheaders on April 9 in New Albany,
On Tuesday, the Eagles pounded out 23 hits across the two games including two home runs in game two. Maris Harreld’s three-run bomb ended game two in the fifth inning. It was her team-leading fourth of the season. Kelsey Preece also homered, her first, to lead off the fifth.
Madi Adair collected two hits in game two and scored twice. Sarah Woolums came off the bench and drove in three runs with a pair of hits.
The Eagles scored two in the third and fourth innings before a five-run fifth ended the game. Maris Harreld struck out six over five innings and allowed just two hits to improve to 5-5 on the season.
In game one Summer Rattliff turned in her second one-hitter of the season. A one-out single in the second is all that stood between her and a perfect game as she didn’t walk a batter. Rattliff improved to 5-4 on the season and struck out six. Rattliff has allowed just one earned run in 24 innings in conference games, lowering her conference ERA to 0.29 after Tuesday.
Four different players picked up a double in game one as eight different players had a hit. Five players recorded two hits. Cassidy Flynn had her first multi-hit game and also doubled in two in the fifth. She finished the game with four RBIs. The four RBIs are the most for an Eagle this season.
Asbury scored six of their eight runs in the second inning, collecting seven hits along the way. Flynn singled in two in the frame and was followed two batters later by Madi Adair who singled in a run. Kateland Hunter also doubled in a run and Julie Jarboe recorded an RBI in the inning. Hunter, Harreld, Taylor, Flynn and Anna Beth Hill all recorded two hits in the game.
The Eagles are hitting a robust .352 in KIAC play after Tuesday’s 23 hits and have scored 53 in eight games. The team has posted a 1.38 ERA in those games.
Asbury and Alice Lloyd will close out the season series with a doubleheader in Pippa Passes on Saturday. The Eagles will travel to Centre College on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Asbury will play at home against Point Park on Friday at 5 pm.