by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sportswriter
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles softball team was on the road this past weekend as they battled Carlow and Point Park on Friday and Saturday. The games were played in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Friday, April 26
Kayla Stambaugh pitched the opening game of the series versus Point Park. Point Park got seven runs in the second and two in the third to bust the game open. Megan Boswell had ALC’s lone base hit as it was a tough game at the plate for the Lady Eagle hitters.
Alice Lloyd ran Whitley Albury onto the mound for the second game of the doubleheader. Point Park scored four runs in the first three innings to make it 4-0. ALC would cut the lead in half to 4-2 in the top of the fourth, but PPU would get the runs back in the bottom half to make it 6-2. The Lady Pioneers added four more runs in the fifth.
The Lady Eagles had three hits in the game. Shayla Brinegar and Megan Boswell each had a hit and an RBI apiece.
Saturday, April 27
Coach John Mills elected to start Whitley Albury for the opening game of the series. This game would turn out to be a pitchers’ duel. The contest was scoreless through five and a half innings. However, in the bottom of the sixth, Carlow scored the first run of the game. Alice Lloyd was able to get a run in the top half of the seventh to extend the game, but unfortunately, The Lady Celtics would score the winning run in the bottom half.
ALC managed to get six base hits, including three hits and an RBI by Kristin Fields.
The Lady Eagles’ starter for game two was Kayla Stambaugh. Alice Lloyd kept it close until the fifth inning when Carlow extended a 2-0 ead by scoring three more to make it 5-0. They would add three more insurance runs the sixth.
It was tough going for ALC in this contest as Whitley Albury produced the team’s only hit of the game.
Up next, the Lady Eagles will travel to Danville, KY for the opening round of the KIAC Tournament where they will be the #7 seed. ALC faces a May 3rd bout with Point Park that begins at 10 AM.