BEREA, Kentucky - Asbury softball traveled to out-of-conference foe Berea College last night for a mid-week twinbill against the Mountaineers. The hosts ended up on the winning side of both of those contests, downing the Eagles in game one 5-4 and the second game 4-2.
Asbury looked up at an early deficit in the first game but put up back-to-back two-run innings in the second and third to take the 4-2 lead. Three scoreless innings of play ensued through the top of the seventh inning before the hosts tallied three in the bottom of the seventh to win 5-4.
Another two runs in the bottom of the first in game two proved to be the difference for the Eagles in their loss. Berea opened up a 3-0 run through two innings before getting a run of their own to cut into the lead at 3-1. Another run from Berea in the sixth pushed the deficit to three as the Eagles tried to rally in the top of the seventh but managed just a single run.
Sarah Woolums (2-for-4, 1R, 1 RBI) and Jade Montoya (1-for-3, 2 RBI) paced the Eagles in the first game from the plate. Deana Phillips went the distance but collected the loss. She gave up eight hits, five runs, and allowed just one walk in six and two-thirds innings.
AU stranded 10 on base in the game, compared to the Mountaineers three.
Game two was Kendall Anderson's game. She went 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Kamry Wells also picked up a multi-hit performance with a 2-for-3 outing. Shauna McKain, Alex Ledford, and Ally Moore also had hits for the Eagles.
AU will get back to the field for RSC conference doubleheaders with Carlow (Pa.) and Point Park (Pa.) this weekend at home.