Early lead not enough for the Eagles, drop 5-4 decision to Hiwassee
Alice Lloyd jumped out to an early lead, but were unable to hold on at the end and lost 5-4 to the Hiwassee College Tigers on Tuesday, March 22nd.
The Eagles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Eagles’ threat began with a single by Megan Jones.
Hiwassee College responded with one run in the first. The hosts scored on an RBI single by Natasha Robinson.
While the Eagles led until the fifth inning, HC slowly worked its way back and took the lead on an RBI single by Talley Bailey. The hosts never trailed after scoring three runs in the fifth.
Jones had a hot bat for the Eagles as she went 2-4 and scored two runs. She singled in the first and third innings.
The Tigers were sparked by Robinson and Ashunti Cooper, who teamed up for six hits and three RBIs.
Comeback shatters Eagles’ hopes in 10-9 loss to Hiwassee College
The Eagles held a comfortable eight-run lead in the third inning, but a big comeback by Hiwassee College ended the Eagles’ hopes in a 10-9 heartbreaking loss.
The top of the first saw the Eagles take an early lead, 3-0. Megan Jones opened things with a double and scored after a Lesley Roberts single. The Eagles added more runs when Roberts scored on an RBI single by Caitlin Coburn and Madison Haymaker scored on an RBI single by Chloe Johnson.
The Eagles added a run in the second on a single from Roberts. They then exploded in the second inning as they scored 6 runs. Coeburn, Johnson, Haley Short, Aly Webb, and Haymaker all singled while Jones and Roberts provided back-to back doubles to account for 5 runs.
From this point, ALC continued to knock the ball around, but were unable to get the one key hit to provide more runs.
The hosts scored one run in each of the first, third, fifth, and seventh to chip away at the deficit. The Tigers then converted a huge double play in the seventh inning to end a bases loaded threat from ALC.
In the bottom half of the inning, Hiwassee College’s, Ashley Ivnes slapped the ball to right field to provide the winning run.