By Zack Peñalva, Sports Editor
After heavy rain caused their games against Ohio Christian University to be postponed, the Eagles took the extra day’s rest into the doubleheader against Indiana University-Southeast on Monday. After dropping the first game against the Grenadiers, Asbury broke a three-game losing streak when they won 3-2 in the second game. Two runs in the second inning and another in the third were enough as junior Summer Ratliff, who came in during the bottom of the first, held IUS to three hits and one run. The Eagles will heave their next game (weather permitting) at home against Brescia University today at 5 p.m.
A 10-5 win over Alice Lloyd College on April 4 gave the Eagles some confidence after a six-game losing streak. Five runs in the second through junior Jared Hahn, sophomore McKenzie Sullivan and seniors Taylor Valentine, Simeon Bell and Matt Cox shot Asbury out to an early lead. The Eagles next two games were decided by a close margin, game two against Alice Lloyd saw the Eagles lose 11-10. In a game played at Whitaker Bank Park against Kentucky State University, the Eagles were just short again, losing 10-9 after leading going into the ninth. Asbury will play two games against Rio Grande today at home starting at 2 p.m.
Playing against fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson College proved to be too much for the Eagles as they suffered only their second loss of the season. With a final score of 7-2, one of the positives to take from the contest would have to come from the Eagles’ lone win (Asbury won one singles match by default) in doubles from seniors Nathan Schley and Scott Layton. The duo played against the undefeated team of Francisco Charters and Edberg Espinoza and won 8-4. Up next for the Eagles is a conference match with Indiana University-East on April 10 here at home.