The Brescia Baseball team took on Asbury University on Saturday in a KIAC doubleheader.
In Game 1, Asbury plated a run in the first on an RBI single by Landon Skaggs. The Bearcats answered with five runs in the second, as Designated Hitter Aaron King (SO, Waverly, KY), Center Fielder Brady Reese (SO, Villa Hills, KY), Left Fielder Daniel Lokesak (JR, Florence, KY) and Catcher Hank Stewart (SR, Cartersville, GA) each drove in runs. Asbury would get three runs back in the bottom of the inning thanks to three walks and a pair of sac flies and would pull even in the fourth on an RBI single by Jared Hahn, but the Bearcats would answer with three in the fifth on an RBI single by First Baseman Christian McHatton (JR, Henderson, KY) and a two run homerun by Right Fielder Nick Woltermann (SO, Fort Thomas, KY). McHatton would drive in one more in the sixth on a bases loaded walk and add another run in the seventh to take a 10-6 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.
Asbury would put the first two runners on before Closer Michael McIntosh (JR, Evansville, IN) came in to close out the win with a double play and a strikeout. Zach Sciaccotta (JR, Elmwood Park, IL) provided four and 2/3 innings of relief allowing six hits and one earned run in route to his first win of the year.
WP-Sciaccotta (1-2) LP-Marquez SV-McIntosh (6)
2B-Reese, Lokesak, Hegge 2, Stewart, McHatton (BU), Hahn, Messner (AU)
SB-Lokesak 2, Hegge, King (BU), Cox (AU)
In game 2, the Bearcats again got on the board first as First Baseman Hank Stewart delivered his tenth homerun of the year. Asbury would even things up in the third thanks in large part to a couple of Bearcat errors. That's where the score would stay until the sixth when Stewart delivered an RBI double and was followed by a two run homerun by Pitcher Christian McHatton to make the score 4-1. Asbury would respond in the bottom half with two runs thanks to an RBI double by Robet Caudill and an RBI single by Brenden Wells cutting the lead to 4-3. In the bottom of the seventh Asbury would even the score on an RBI single by Landon Skaggs and take the walk-off win on an RBI single by Nathan Black.
The Bearcats end the weekend at 18-9 on the year and 3-1 in KIAC play. The Bearcats will return home on Wednesday with a 1:00 doubleheader against Martin Methodist College.
WP-Walley LP-McHatton (4-1)
2B-Stewart (BU), Skaggs, Caudill (AU)
HR-Stewart, McHatton (BU)
SB-Lokesak 2, Crocker (BU)
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