Ashland University's baseball team saw its three-game winning streak end on Monday (March 7) following a 7-3 loss to Slippery Rock in Florida.
The Eagles trailed 3-0 after one inning and 4-0 after three. In the bottom of the fourth, senior designated hitter Mackenzie Hampshire hit an RBI single, and freshman left fielder Tyler Seymour plated a second run on an error on a ground out.
Slippery Rock never lost the lead, however, scoring a single run in the fifth and two in the eighth. AU scored in the sixth on an RBI double by junior pinch-hitter Carsten Dembeck.
Sophomore pitcher Luke Smith took the loss, allowing six hits, five runs and three walks and striking out six in 4 2/3 innings.
Ashland (4-3) will return to the Florida fields on Tuesday (March 8) at 9:30 a.m. against Ohio Valley.