BLUEFIELD ,VA: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles softball team traveled to Bluefield, Virginia to face the NCCAA’s nationally ranked Bluefield College Lady Rams in the NCCAA Mideast Regional tournament on Monday in best of three action.
In game one, the Rams demonstrated why they were a top-ten team as they got on the board in the bottom of the first, and would add three runs in the bottom of the second. BC put the game away in the third inning as they scored 10 runs.
In the meantime, ALC was stymied at the plate by the solid pitching of Brienna Sparks, who went the distance allowing only two hits while striking out nine batters.
Elizabeth Prater and Madison Haymaker each had one hit for the guests. Aly Webb took the loss as she allowed ten runs on nine hits while striking out one.
In game two, Alice Lloyd would need to win to force a third game. Bluefield would score three quick runs to open the matchup, but Webb settled down to keep the Rams in check most of the contest.
ALC would get two runners on base in the third after back-to-back singles from Prater and Rachel Cooper, but unfortunately, leave them both stranded.
In the fifth, the Eagles would break through when Alexis Napier reached first on an error and advanced to second on Prater’s single. Cooper then smashed a drive to score Napier, and advance Prater to third, but both runners were left stranded once more.
The visitors would threaten one last time an inning later after Haymaker and Webb hit singles, but once more the hosts would escape the inning.
The visitors would rap out 7 hits. Prater played exceptionally with three of them while Cooper had two. Haymaker and Webb each hit safely as well. Bluefield finished with 13 hits.
The game two pitching victory went to Cameron Pearson who pitched the complete seven inning contest. Pearson allowed seven hits and struck out 10 batters.
Webb took the loss as she allowed 13 hits while striking out a pair of Rams.