WILMORE - Asbury took game one of Tuesday's doubleheader with Alice Lloyd (Ky.) by a narrow margin, 6-5, then throttled the visiting Eagles in the nightcap of the twinbill 8-1 to capture two out-of-conference games and push their win total to seven on the season.
Some heroics and resiliency were the story line for the game one win as Deana Philip's knock that ended up being misplayed by ALC's Chloe Johnson led to the walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh. Asbury bounced back after giving up three runs to tie the game in the sixth to capture the win.
The seventh unfolded with a lead-off single from Sarah Woolums. She was bumped to second on Kamry Wells' groundout to first base and Alyssa Gaines came in clutch with a one-out single to right field to move Woolums over to third. Gaines advanced to second via a steal and Alex Ledford walked to load up the bases with just one out.
Phillips entered the game to pinch hit for Sarah Wiggins and sealed the deal with her at-bat by getting Woolums to cross the plate and capture the win.
Ally Moore got the win from inside the circle as she went the distance for the complete game. She struck out five batters, surrendered 12 hits but got Alice Lloyd to strand 11 runners. She walked just one and gave up only three earned runs.
From the plate Amara Wylie, Woolums, Gaines, and Ledford all collected two hits apiece and six different AU batters picked up RBIs in the process. Gaines was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate with a walk and an RBI to lead the way.
Game two was about the Eagles' pitching from Emmy Gillis. She two-hit the Eagles en route to a win, striking out five, walking three and giving up just a single run in 23 at-bats.
AU jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and surrendered the lone run to Alice Lloyd in the second before providing more run support in the 8-1 win.
Woolums continued her hot-streak of late with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate, knocking in two RBIs and scoring three runs. She picked up a double and a triple in the process. Phillips and Wylie also went 3-for-4 at the plate, picking up two more RBIs each. Shauna McKain picked up the other RBI for the Eagles as she walked three times in an 0-for-1 outing at the plate.
AU returns to conference action this weekend on the road at Rio Grande (Ohio) Saturday.