Knoxville, TN-The Alice Lloyd College Eagles beat the Johnson University Royals on Saturday 11-3 at Knoxville, Tennessee in seven innings.
The Eagles dented the scoreboard quickly when they scored on an RBI double by Patrick Barnett.
The visitors built upon their lead with two runs in the third. Barnett singled to drive in Alex White. Jake Woolwine’s single brought in Barnett.
The Eagles increased their lead as they scored three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, ALC scored on a three-run double by Ronnie Saylor while the big blow in the seventh was a two-run triple courtesy of Alan Silva.
Barnett led the way at the plate as he collected two extra-base hits. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the first and fifth innings.
Justin Smith was steady on the mound in earning the win. He scattered three runs over seven innings. He struck out four, walked five and permitted just five hits.
Garrett Crawford suffered the loss for Johnson.
The Eagles got down early, but counted a comeback attempt before finally succumbing, 4-3.
The bottom of the first saw the Royals take an early lead, 1-0. Later, the score was knotted at 1-1 until the sixth, when JU scored three runs on an RBI double by Chase Burke, an error, and an RBI single by Brian Cates.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped the Eagles close their deficit to 4-3. A massive two-run home run by Hayden Martin triggered the Eagles’ comeback. Unfortunately, that was as close as the visitors would get.
Martin racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Eagles.
Jonathan Howard got the win for Johnson University. He allowed three runs over seven innings. Howard struck out five, walked four and gave up three hits.
Josh Antwine was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted six innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed four runs.
PIPPA PASSES, KY-The Eagles capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 4-3 win at Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
Miami University-Hamilton out-hit the Eagles six to five, but the hosts made it count when it mattered the most in earning the nice win.
MUH jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first and added a second run one inning later.
Miami University-Hamilton scored one run in the sixth on an RBI single by Joey Johnson, but could get no closer.
Broderick Moore got the win for the Eagles. He allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Moore struck out five, walked three and gave up six hits.
Adam Shumate ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
Miami University-Hamilton didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the third inning when it scored on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single.
The Eagles managed to score one run in the third inning on a walk by Alex White. Unfortunately, the offense was stymied all game by MU-Hamilton’s solid pitching from Nick Stewert and closer Zach Hardwick. Stewert allowed just one run over six innings. He struck out five, walked four and surrendered three hit. Hamilton retired the side in the seventh to earn the save.
Ryan Lavy was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted 5 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out two, and allowed four runs.
Ryne Loggins allowed no hits or walks in relief for the hosts.