The Alice Lloyd Eagles took on the Rio Grande Red Storm from Rio Grande, Ohio on Tuesday, April 21st. Here is a summary of the final double header of the series.
April 21, 2015
ALC 1; RG 3
At the start of this double header, Justin Smith took his spot on the mound to face off against Rio Grande. Smith began this game in fantastic fashion, allowing no hits to the Red Storm in the first inning. In the bottom on the inning, the Eagles quickly took control. A powerful triple by Trae Minton was immediately followed by an RBI single from Austin White, giving the Eagles a quick 1-0 lead. From that point, a pitching battle ensued as Smith and Red Storm hurler Daryin Lewis threw scoreless ball over the next four innings. In the sixth inning the visitors finally broke through as they smacked a double, followed by a triple. One bat later, a fielder’s choice brought in the second run. One inning later, they added an all-important insurance run, as a two out walk and a stolen base were followed by a single to make the score 3-1 .Unfortunately, the Eagles were unable to retaliate in both the sixth and seventh innings. The hosts had 3 errors which over shadowed the single error by Rio Grande. Smith suffered the loss despite throwing a stellar game.
ALC 0; RG 14
The second game was a much different event for the Eagles. Over the first two innings neither team scored a run, but then in the third Rio Grande broke away with 4 runs. Eventually in the seventh, the visitors scored seven more. The hosts were outhit 14-6 with senior Trae Minton leading the way with two of the six hits. The Eagles used four pitchers that game including Ryan Burrow, Broderick Moore, Karson Glancy, and Jesse Hall, but were unable to stem the tide in their favor. Burrow suffered the loss.]]>
Monday April 20
Monday afternoon in Wilmore KY, kicked off the final 3 game series of the Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles regular season schedule. The first game was nothing less than a display of pure offense for both teams. ALC found themselves up early with a 5-1 lead over the hosts after a second inning explosion. In the bottom of the fourth, AU would rally to get back the runs they lost.
With Asbury up at the plate during the bottom of the 6th, they saw 2 runs cross home to jump ahead 8-6. Unfortunately, the visiting Eagles were not able to overcome the deficit. The Eagles were only outhit 14-12. Tori Price, Megan Boswell, Megan Jones, and Alex Meade each had 2 hits apiece in a losing effort.
Tuesday April 21
Asbury jumped ahead quickly and limited the visitors to just 2 hits in taking the day’s opener.
Both teams were hoping to rejuvenate the hitting offense they saw previously the day before; however for the Eagles, they had trouble making contact. The only two batters who got a hit for Alice Lloyd were senior Tori Price and freshman Madison Haymaker, but both were left stranded on base.
In the series finale, the ladies of Alice Lloyd took a quick 1-0 lead before Asbury came storming back for the win.
Once again, the Eagles were limited to just 4 hits on the day as Alex Meade had 2 of them. The host Eagles finished with 13 hits, and scored at least 1 run in five of their innings played.
In the singles matches, WVT #3 Nathaniel Earl defeated ALC #3 Tyler Rogers 8 and 7 to tighten up the series at 2-1, but ALC #1 Jared Albright defeated WVT #1 Alex Flores 3 and 2 to seal the victory for the Eagles. WVT #2 Steven Han defeated ALC #2 Tanner Hensley 2 up to complete the matches at 3-2 for ALC. WTV’s Steven Han also had a near hole in one on the 17th.
Jared Albright finished his matches at 2-0, with all other players finishing at 1-1. Jared started both his matches very strong, and closed very strong when the scores tightened later in the matches. Tanner Hensley played solid golf in both his matches but fell to Steven Han’s great shot-making late in his singles match. Nathaniel Earl’s game caught fire after the 7th hole in his singles match, which was too much for Tyler Rogers to overcome despite a great effort.
West Virginia Tech is a team that is comparable to KIAC level competition. WVT is rated 151 in NAIA golf rankings, compared to Asbury at 148 and Cincinnati Christian at 153. ALC is ranked at 162. The future is looking brighter with every match for the ALC Golf Team.]]>
The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles softball team returned home to battle the Brescia University Bearcats in a four game series over the weekend. Due to the rainy weather, the clubs played just one game on Friday before returning Saturday with three. Below are recaps of each game.
Friday April 17
The visitors broke open a 1-1 contest by scoring 6 runs in the last inning to pull away.
BU led 1-0 before Tori Price drove in a run for the Lady Eagles in the bottom of the fifth to knot things up. After a scoreless sixth, the visitors would ice the game with 6 crucial runs in the last inning. Price had 2 of the Eagles hits. Brescia had 15 hits compared to 6 for the hosts.
Saturday April 18
ALC allowed 7 runs in the second inning to permit BU to pull away.
The Eagles were only outhit 10-7, but hurt themselves with some untimely miscues.
Alice Lloyd’s Megan Jones smacked two hits, including a double, to lead the way.
Brescia broke open a close game in the fifth inning to earn the victory. Tori Price led the way with 2 hits. Unfortunately, the hosts were only able to muster 3 total runners for the game as BU outhit the Eagles 13-3.
Brescia’s Shelby Franklin tossed a two hit shutout to help her squad complete the series sweep.
Megan Boswell and Brittany Dalton provided the lone hits for the hosts as BU pounded out 15.
The Alice Lloyd Eagles baseball team was scheduled to host a four game conference matchup on Saturday and Sunday against the University of Rio Grande. The squads were able to play the first date, but saw the final day rained out. Below are recaps of each game.
Rio Grande broke open a close contest in the fifth inning to pull away for the win in game one.
Trailing 2-1 entering the fourth inning, the Eagles saw Rio score 5 big runs; they added 2 insurance runs an inning later. The hosts plated 1 run apiece over the last two innings, but it was too little, too late.
The Eagles bats matched their counterparts with 11 hits apiece, but ALC hurt themselves by stranding 8 important runners.
Ryne Loggins, Austin White, and Greg Wright each smacked 2 hits apiece. Pitcher Chance Westerfield allowed 6 runs while suffering the loss.
Alice Lloyd scored first, but allowed the guests to spread out 6 runs over the final five innings to seal the game.
ALC’s Patrick Barnett drove in the game’s first run in the bottom of the second with a double, but the Eagles struggled to register hits from that point; Rio held them to only 5 for the game while registering 13 of their own.
Pitcher Austin Johnson gave up 6 hits while striking out 1 in suffering the loss.
Rio Grande will return to Pippa Passes on Tuesday to make-up the final two games of the series.]]>
Earlier this week the Alice Lloyd Lady Eagle’s softball team traveled to Midway, Kentucky to take on the rival Midway College Eagles. This two game series was a rescheduled matchup due to a rain out earlier this month. MC had won the 2 previous games in back and forth style as they prevailed over two hotly battled matches. As they have done frequently this season, ALC fought all the way, just barely coming up short,11-12 and 13-14. However, this time the story would end a little differently as the visiting Eagle’s would walk away with their first conference win of the season in impressive fashion, 8-0.
The team in the past has battled hard all season but struggled getting the one key hit they needed to put them over the top. Fortunately, this was not the case in the opener as the victory displayed all of the best batting and pitching the guests had to offer. Seniors Tori Price and Megan Boswell along with junior Kayla Stambaugh all came up with run producing hits in a 7 run second inning that enabled Alice Lloyd to cruise to the 8-0 win. On the mound, freshman fireball Morgan Albury was a crucial help to the Eagle’s defense as she pitched brilliantly, tossing a 2 hit shutout while striking out 6 batters. The second game would once again come down to a nail-biter between the evenly matched teams as the visitors were in search of a sweep. ALC was forced to go two extra innings before unfortunately succumbing in the bottom of the ninth, 11-12. Boswell suffered an ankle injury in the contest and her status is uncertain.
The Lady Eagles softball team is back in action this weekend with a 4 game series against Brescia. The opening game starts Friday at 4 PM at Knott County Central’s Softball field while the opening pitch on Saturday is scheduled for 10AM. Senior Day activities will also take place on Saturday.]]>
Alice Lloyd College held its annual Honors Day celebration on Tuesday, April 14th. During this special and time-honored assembly, students were recognized for their superior achievements in academics. Numerous awards were handed out for excellence in specific subjects and majors. Other prizes were also given, including the Billie and Curtis Owens Writing Awards and the Scholar-Athlete Awards. Awards for special achievements made by students in various organizations and community service projects were also announced.
President Joe Alan Stepp delivered an address in which he noted the changes coming to campus for the fall of 2015. The construction of ALC’s new Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership is currently set to be completed by July 15th. The ALC pottery shop has been fully constructed, and is only lacking signage. In addition to this, renovations are currently being made to the business office, the admissions office, and the meadow next to the Jerry C. Davis Student Center. These renovations are expected to be complete no later than August 1st. Renovations will also be made to the Campbell Arts Center over the 2015 summer break. The president also announced that a twelve million dollar construction of a Campus Center is in ALC’s near future, but was unable to give specifics as the plans are yet to be set in stone.
“Honors Day is an opportunity for the faculty, staff, and students at ALC to come together to recognize the achievements of our best students,” said Claude Lafie Crum, Alice Lloyd’s Academic Dean. “So many of our students excel in academics and demonstrate such a strong character, and it truly was a privilege to celebrate those achievements with them.”
Alice Lloyd College is extremely proud of the successes of its students. Below is a list of all the day’s honorees.
Art – Candace Hoskins
Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award – Fiction – Jason Kyle Ritchie
Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award – Creative Nonfiction – Stephanie Moore
Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award – Poetry
1st Place – Ian T. Hall
2nd Place – Kayla Collins
3rd Place – Tarnois Jones
English – China Riddle
Speech Award – Keaton Morton
Theatre – Dakota Lewis
VoA Alumni Award for Dedication and Excellence – Kyle Coleman and Shiloh Jekel
Walter William Bettinger Endowed Award – Austin Ison
Biology – Hailey Kuracka
Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry – Hailey Kuracka
CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement – Alyn Jabe Smith
Donald John Bettinger Chemistry Scholarship – Austin Allen
Dr. Anthony Stumbo Pre-Med Scholarship – Austin Allen
Dr. Larry M. Leslie Pre-Med Scholarship – Tawny Aguayo
Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – Alex Suffridge
Rachel D. Mullinax Award for Outstanding Senior in Accounting – Maegyn Bates and Allison Holbrook
Outstanding Senior in Business Administration – Katelin Hylton
Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – Dakota Justice
Alice Geddes Lloyd Leadership Award – Maegyn Bates
Jean H. Ingels Award – Sarah Beth Wooldridge
The Fred J. Becker Award in Business – Kayla Stambaugh
History – Jarrod Stamper
Sociology – Kylie Clay and Ashley Daily
Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101 – Victoria Nairn and Ian Hall
Edward Madden Award for Outstanding Education Student – Matthew Asher
Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award – Kandi Slone
Physical Education & Sports and Fitness – Carla Booth, Jarred Tate, Megan Boswell, Craig Faulkner
Student Teacher Award Sponsored by the Class of 1982 – Zachary Crawford
George I. Alden Scholarship – Samantha Williams, Joseph Little, Jacquelyn Crawford, and Katie McFarland
Ruth S. Preston Scholarship – Samantha and Alex Reynolds
Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship Award – Rachel Rice
The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society Award –
Kristen Rose Campbell
Emily Anne Clonce
Kaci Rae Corum
Jacquelyn A. Crawford
Riccardo Paolo D’Amato
Makayla Rae Hubbard
Mary Ann Isaac
Samuel Abraham Kilburn
Kaelyn Sierra Martin
Brooklyn Dawn McCall
Tailor Danielle Morgan
Lakyn Sheyenne Mullins
Kinsee Hope Petree
Cynthia Denise Taylor
Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi –
Sarah Ann Caldwell
Emily Paige Carico
Ashley Leanne Daily
Whitney Tarae Hall
Katelin Faye Hylton
Callie Jade Kiser
Thomas Brent Mills
Stephanie Julia Moore
Samantha Moria Reynolds
China Rae Riddle
Hollie Taina Marie Saylor
Niki Nicole Sizemore
Kossuth M. Mitchell Alpha Chi Scholarship – Hollie Saylor
Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award – Samantha Williams
Alice Lloyd College Scholar Athlete Awards Sponsored by Dr. David Martin – Allison Holbrook and Joshua Arnold
Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship and Award – Brittany Dalton
Earl and Eleanor Holbrook Endowed Scholarship – Whitley Albury
Will and Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award – Lydia Bickham
Bobby Moore Endowed Award – Joseph Little
Campus Spirit Award Sponsored by the ALC Alumni Association – Daniel Burgess
Campus Community Award Sponsored by the Hindman Lions Club – Amelia Johnson
Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship Award – Rachel Rice
Fred L. Mullinax Leadership Award – Zachary Crawford
Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award – Kaelyn Martin
Sharlee Wright Memorial Award – Ashleigh Bolduc
Harold M. Finley Endowed Award – Candace Hoskins and Ian M. Hall
Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award –
Spring ’14 – Fall ’14 – Bonnie Morgan
Fall ’14 – Spring ’15 – Cody Malicoat
Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award –Rachel Rice and Sarah Woolridge
Mary Mildred Sullivan Award – Kylie Clay
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award – Kolby Huff
The Bhatia Foundation Award – Niki Sizemore and Candace Hoskins
Joe & Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award – Allison Holbrook and Austin Ison]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles baseball team traveled north of the border to New Albany, Indiana to take on the Grenadiers of IU Southeast. Here is a game-by-game recap of the four-game series that took place this past Saturday and Sunday.
April 13, 2015
ALC 2; IUS 5
In the series opener, ALC sent Aaron Boling to the hill while IU Southeast opposed with Michael Fitzwater. There was no score through one inning of play, but that changed in the bottom of the second. The Grenadiers were able to bring home four runs to take the lead. The home team was able to add two more in the fourth. Although the Eagles drew four walks, they only managed to get two hits. They also hurt themselves with 5 errors. For the visitors, first baseman Jake Bales and left fielder Ryne Loggins each had 1 hit and 1 RBI. Boling suffered the loss on the mound despite allowing only 2 earned runs. IUS produced 11 hits.
ALC 3; IUS 8
Jake Weaver started the second game for the Eagles while Clint Chestnut was on the mound for the Grenadiers. IU Southeast got things rolling early to take a 2-0 lead through one inning of action. They would add 2 more runs in each of the next two innings to lead 6-0. Alice Lloyd fought back with a 2 run fourth and added 1 more in the top of the sixth to make things interesting, but the hosts salted away the win with 2 of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
Jake Bales swung a big bat as he had 3 of the Eagles 8 hits while Ryne Loggins added two of his own. Weaver only allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 2, but still lost the decision. Each squad had 8 hits.
ALC 2; IUS 5
Austin Johnson was given the ball for game three, with Neil Rupe named the starter for the IU Southeast. This would turn out to be a pitcher’s duel as the bats were relatively silent. IU Southeast got their runs with 2 in the second and 1 each in the fourth, fifth and sixth. Johnson and reliever Broderick Moore kept the Eagles close, but the visitors could not get a rally going. ALC was only outhit 8-7. Shortstop Austin White went 3-3 with 1 RBI while Ryne Loggins drove in the other run. Johnson dropped the decision; he allowed 5 hits and also recorded 3 K’s.
ALC 3; IUS 9
Any hopes of a split on the day were quickly dashed by 5 IUS runs to open the contest as Justin Smith took the mound against the hosts Shane Weedman. The visitors fought back as they plated 1 run in the third and 2 more in the fourth to reduce the deficit to 5-3. Unfortunately, the Grenadiers saw 4 runners cross the plate in the bottom half of the inning to ice the day.
Left fielder Austin Thompson had 2 hits while designated hitter Greg Wright smacked a key 2 run double. The Eagles actually outhit their counterparts (7-6) as the hard- lucked looser Smith allowed just 6 hits on the mound while relievers Broderick Moore and Alec Carter tossed 2.1 innings of no hit ball. Unfortunately, the visitors could not get the one key hit when they needed it most.]]>
This past weekend, the young team from Alice Lloyd traveled to Richmond, Indiana to compete against their conference rivals IU East. The Eagles would have to go up against an experienced opponent in the Red Wolves. Coach Dustan Turner mentioned this year would be a rebuilding season for their program as the squad has a lot of young talent with a promising career to come. Two of those freshman, Kaleb Huber and Dakota Boggs , faced off against IUE senior Derek Blank and junior Connor Kramer. The visitors battled hard, winning 3 sets, before eventually succumbing to their experienced opponents 8-3. Unfortunately, IU won all singles matchups on the day.
The Eagles are back in action at home versus Brescia University this coming weekend. They close out their regular season schedule and move into the conference tournament hosted by Brescia later this month.]]>