Asbury Athletics at a glance

Published 4:30 pm Friday, May 5, 2023

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Thirty-seven graduating scholar-athletes were honored. Baseball swept a weekend doubleheader against Johnson University, while Josie Deatherage and Kaden Dugle won Lexington Clinic Athletes of the Week. This is the week that was for Asbury Athletics.

AU Scholar-Athletes

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April 28: Asbury Athletics announces 37 graduating scholar-athletes, over ten percent of the 2023 graduating class. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher during their undergraduate studies at the university.

Asbury Athletics is extremely grateful and proud of the work these student-athletes have contributed and the way they represent the university.


April 30: Kaden Dugle and Ethan Cartwright combined for nine hits and five RBIs to lead Asbury (22-13-1) to a doubleheader sweep over Johnson University 10-7 and 8-3 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to finish the 2023 regular season.

Asbury’s offense produced double-digit hits in both games, notching 12 in game one and ten in game two. Dugle and Cartwright were responsible for six in game one and three in game two.

Eli Wilder and Brody Bearden both grabbed wins on the mound, taking their team-leading win amounts to five apiece. Holten Handel and Caleb Poll both struck out three hitters from the bullpen to hold Johnson off in the later innings of both games.

Lexington Clinic Athletes of the Week

April 25: Sophomore softball player Josie Deatherage and junior baseball player Kaden Dugle were named the Asbury University Athletes of the Week, presented by the Lexington Clinic Orthopedics-Sports Medicine Center.

Deatherage is a sophomore from Rochester, Illinois pursuing a degree in intercultural studies. Deatherage had an exceptional week on the mound, including two complete games that brought AU two wins. She pitched 17.0 innings total and threw fourteen strikeouts against only two walks.

Kaden Dugle is a junior from Shelbyville and is pursuing a degree in health and physical education. Dugle went deep on three consecutive at-bats against Mississippi Womens University to lead AU to their 20th win of the season. Dugle’s three homers produced four RBIs, and he is now tied for a team-high in home runs at four.