Softball Splits with Alice Lloyd
PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – Asbury softball split a pair of KIAC games on Saturday at Alice Lloyd, winning the first 11-1 in six innings before falling 3-2 in game two. Alice Lloyd broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh with a bases loaded single to walk-off with the win.
Asbury (11-15, 8-4 KIAC) scored in every inning but the second in game one, hanging a five-spot in the sixth. Julie Jarboe cleared the bases with a three-run triple in the inning, her fourth hit of the game and third extra-base hit. Jarboe also doubled in the first and third innings and singled in the fifth. She knocked in five runs and scored three times.
Cassidy Flynn and Madi Adair each had two hits in the game and both scored twice. They each had an RBI as well. Kateland Hunter also had two hits as the Eagles collected 15 in the game. Hunter knocked in a run in the first.
Maris Harreld allowed just four hits and one unearned run over six innings and struck out seven. She walked just one in picking up her sixth win to improve to 6-7. Alice Lloyd scored their lone run in the first. A leadoff walk got things started and two batters later an error allowed the run to score from second. Only one runner reached second the rest of the night against Harreld.
In game two, Alice Lloyd took advantage of three Asbury errors. All three runs scored were unearned against Summer Rattliff and the Eagles. Rattliff struck out five and walked two.
Alice Lloyd scored a run in the fifth after a leadoff double and an error, Brittany Dalton followed with an RBI single. Another single loaded the bases before Rattliff retired the next two batters. ALC added another run in the sixth and finally a run in the seventh, all with errors in the inning.
Jarboe continued her hot hitting, collecting three more hits to finish the day with seven hits in eight at-bats and had four doubles and a triple. Jarboe got the rally started in the sixth as the Eagles trailed 1-0. The sophomore singled to lead off the inning and after an error by ALC prolonged the inning Amber Taylor and Ashleigh West collected RBI singles.
Asbury returns to the field against KIAC top-ranked Indiana Southeast on Tuesday in New Albany. The Eagles return home on Wednesday to host Berea at 6pm. Asbury is scheduled to play 10 games over five days next week starting on Tuesday.