Kevin Smith is off to a solid senior campaign. Over his first 10 contests, the right fielder is currently leading the club with 13 hits, 7 RBI’s, and 3 doubles while producing a slugging percentage of .485. He is also batting .394 and has an on-base percentage of .444.]]>
Tori Price is this week’s Women’s Athlete of the Week.
In the weekend series at conference leading Indiana University Southeast on Sunday, the senior left fielder stepped up her game. Over the final two contests, Price went 4-5 from the plate and smashed 2 homeruns. Additionally, she drove in 3 RBI’s and scored 2 runs.]]>
The ALC Golf Team competed in the Southeast Kentucky Invitational golf tournament at the Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, KY on Monday & Tuesday. 36 holes were played on Monday and 18 on Tuesday to complete the 54 hole event. The weather was good both days, but very cold Monday morning. Competition teams included teams like Cardinal Stritch, from Wisconsin, the 16th ranked team in NAIA golf, and one that has a shot at the overall NAIA championship. Eagles golfers struggled Monday morning, shooting 394 as a team. The team improved to 375 for the second round on Monday and stood 8th of 8 for the tournament. Eagles golfers shot 355 on Tuesday for a total 54 hole total of 1124 to finish 8th of 8.
All four Eagles golfers competing improved their scores from round to round, as did the team. This is the first time this team has improved in that manner, and such improvement is what you normally see with golf teams in these tournaments. The ALC golf team is gaining the experience we need to become more competitive. Our last round score was not the highest score for the round, the first time that has happened. Results for the tournament can be found here.
Eagles next tournament is the Upike MSC tournament at the Stonecrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, KY on March 30/31.]]>
The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles softball team journeyed to New Albany, Indiana to battle the league’s top ranked team, the Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers, in a four game series over the weekend. Below are recaps of each game.
Saturday March 21
The hosts exploded for 8 runs in the first inning, then displayed solid pitching to win the opener. ALC had just two hits, courtesy of a triple from center fielder Megan Jones and a single from designated batter Holly Musick, while the Grenadiers smacked 11. Pitcher Catherine Webb dropped the decision on the mound.
IUS pitcher Caroline Cato threw a no-hitter and only walked 1 batter to earn the win. Eagle pitcher Alex Meade scattered 8 runs over 5 innings to drop the decision.
Sunday March 22
The Lady Eagles opened day two determined to produce some runs. The visitors smashed two homeruns, but dropped the decision in game 1.
Alice Lloyd’s Megan Jones smacked a pitch over the fence to open the contest, giving her squad the early advantage, 1-0.
IUS then spread 5 runs over the next four innings to lead 5-1, before Eagle left fielder Tori Price drove a ball over the fence in the fifth inning to make things interesting. Unfortunately, that would be as close as the gritty visitors would get.
Kayla Stambaugh suffered the loss on the mound as she allowed 16 hits while striking out 4.
For the second straight game, the Eagles jumped ahead early. Jones opened the game with a single and then trotted home on Price’s two run shot over the left field fence; this was her second blast in as many days.
Pitcher Whitley Albury held the hosts scoreless until allowing 3 IUS runs in the bottom of the third. Over the next few innings, Albury and catcher Megan Boswell each had hits, but unfortunately, were left stranded on base.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth. The Grenadiers finally were able to get to Albury as they produced a big 7 run inning to earn the victory. Albury struck out 2 while allowing 16 hits. The Eagles had 4 hits, but only stuck out once. They made solid contact the entire game but was unable to produce any more runs.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles baseball team played their first conference matchup of the season on Saturday and Sunday as they hosted Brescia University for a four game series. The Eagles were victorious in the first contest before dropping the final three matches. Below are recaps of each game.
ALC-6; Brescia U-5
Trailing 4-0 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, the Eagles rallied to tie the score. Brescia responded by scoring 1 run in the top of the seventh inning to lead 5-4. Down to their last at bat, the hosts scored 2 runs to earn the victory.
The Eagles bats outhit their counterparts 12-7 as Tanner Hensley, Patrick Barnett, and Austin Thompson each had 2 hits. Pitcher Jesse Hall threw 2 innings of no-hit ball to earn the win.
ALC-5; Brescia U-11
Brescia entered this game determined not to let it slip away as they jumped out 7-0. After ALC plated 3 runs in the fourth inning, BU slammed the door shut with a 4 run fifth.
The hosts were outhit 10-6, as Tanner Hensley provided 2 hits.
Pitcher Logan Condra gave up 10 hits while striking out 3 in suffering the loss.
ALC-1; Brescia U-6
The visitors managed to contain the Eagle bats for 7 innings to earn the win. Once again, they vaulted ahead quickly, 6-1 after four innings. ALC was only outhit 11-10, but could not get the big hit when they needed it. Ronnie Saylor smacked 2 doubles to lead the way.
Pitcher Timmy Sublett suffered the loss on the mound.
ALC-3; Brescia U-5
The Eagles dropped a tough contest in a game that went extra innings.
Trailing 3-0 entering the fifth, the hosts tied the score. It remained that way until BU squeaked a run across the plate in the top of the 8th inning. Unfortunately, ALC was unable to answer.
Patrick Barnett had 2 of the Eagles 6 hits, as they were outhit 9-6.
Pitcher Aaron Boling allowed 5 runs on 9 hits while striking out 6 batters in suffering the loss.
Special thanks to Kari Akins-Huber for the photos.]]>
Alice Lloyd College sophomore Jacob Campbell is the epitome of a selfless servant, a value also shared by our founder, Alice Lloyd. Jacob, from McRoberts, Kentucky, is working hard to earn his degree in Physical Education K-12 while serving his country as a member of the Marine Corps Reserves.
Jacob graduated from Jenkins High School in the spring of 2013 and began attending Alice Lloyd College the following fall. Jacob had friends that attended Alice Lloyd College and talked about how the loved the campus atmosphere. Upon visiting Alice Lloyd College, he said, “I really liked it. It’s a small town environment, so when I got here it was just like being at home.”
As a part of the Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship, which guarantees the cost of tuition for students originating from our 108 county service area, Jacob’s work study entails daily garbage runs for the grounds crew. Being a member of the grounds crew means doing the jobs that others don’t really want to do. ALC’s grounds crew work diligently to keep campus clean. Alice Lloyd engrained the importance of a strong work ethic to students since the inception of the College. Jacob is the perfect example of how Mrs. Lloyd’s teachings are still practiced today. In addition to this, Jacob is able to find time in his busy schedule to volunteer at food shelters with his mom.
Jacob decided to become a Physical Education major because of his love for athletics and the desire to be a mentor for our future leaders. Jacob says, “I want to coach basketball, but I’m also really good with kids.” But, Jacob also had another dream. “I was always fascinated by the army as a kid.” Jacob says he had always wanted to join the marines, but had always put his education first and because of this he had never felt that the moment was right. He finally decided to go talk to a recruiter and check out his options. He found out that not only would he be able to continue his education while becoming a marine, but that the Marine Corps would financially assist him through the process.
After spending only one year at ALC, Jacob left to begin his training on July 14th of 2014. “I went to Paris Island to train for three months and then I got to go home for ten days to visit with my family. Then I was sent to Jacksonville, North Carolina, to finish my training for three more months. So, I was gone for six months and missed a semester.” While there, Jacob was designated a team leader in boot camp, leading a fire squad through combat training. Jacob signed up for a contract of “6×2” which means that he will be a member of the Marine Corps for eight years. “I’ll probably do another term after that because I really like it though.”
Jacob goes on to say that he can find many similarities between the Marines and ALC. “The professionalism that both promote strikes me.” Alice Lloyd College requires all full time students to dress professionally every Tuesday or when attending a convocation. “We have a professional dress day in the Marines, too. On Fridays we have to dress a certain way according to the season.” He says the rules and expectations of students also reminds him of the marines in the sense that they both work to build a well-rounded individual with strong morals and values.
However, there are differences as well and this sometimes creates a problem for Jacob. “In the Marines, we learn by what we call “prac-app.” The idea is that you just go and do it, and that you will learn from the experience.” This is far different from the class room. “It’s different. It’s hard, going from being a marine full-time to a student. I’m used to running around doing stuff all the time, then at ALC I go to class and sit down while I try to retain all of this information. I have to sit down and force myself to focus.” Jacob says that it’s a hard transition, but that his professors have been very supportive and helpful along the way.
In addition to the support of his professors, Jacob says that he loves the intimacy of the campus. This was only reinforced by his experience in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he says, “There are a lot of people, and they just weren’t as friendly. I’m used to being here where you can just walk down the street and strike up a conversation with anybody.”
Jacob is scheduled to be deployed in the summer of 2015, but intends to pick up his education at ALC again as soon as he returns home. He has plans to coach basketball and perhaps teach history. For now, he is focusing on his grades and hoping that his deployment will land him in Europe.
We are wishing Jacob safe and happy travels as he continues to serve the United States of America.]]>
The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) has announced their Basketball All-American squad for 2014-15. Alice Lloyd College senior sensation Carla Booth was named to the Honorable Mention team.
Booth had an impressive season for the Lady Eagles. She averaged 23.92 points, 4.56 rebounds, 2.56 assists, and 2.96 steals per game per game. Her scoring mark was good enough to rank second in the nation as well as leading the KIAC Conference. Additionally, she also finished in the top 5 in the conference in both steals and free throw percentage, and was in the top 10 in both field goal and 3 point field goal percentage. Recently, Booth was selected as First Team All KIAC by the league’s coaches; this marks the third consecutive year she has received that honor. Furthermore, during the season, she was chosen as Conference Player of the Week.
Booth also broke the women’s school single game scoring mark on January 10th when she tossed in 45 points in a victory at conference foe Brescia University. She also connected on 22 free throws in that contest (out of 23 attempts), which were the most individual free throws made in a single game in NAIA Division 2 this season.
Booth, a Sports and Fitness major, is the daughter of Tommy and Tammy Booth of Warfield, KY.
The 2014-15 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-Americans can be found here.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles baseball team played their first home contests of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday as they hosted Johnson University for a three game series. The Eagles were victorious in the first two contests before dropping the final match. Below are recaps of each game.
ALC-8; Johnson U-0
The Eagles bats were awake as the boys in blue and white scored 3 runs in the second inning and never looked back. Designated Hitter Zach Hancock smacked three hits and added 2 RBI’s to pave the way. Shortstop Alex White, left fielder Ryne Loggins, and first baseman Jake Bales all added 2 hits apiece. Loggins and catcher Ronnie Saylor added 2 RBI’s each.
Pitcher Logan Condra threw 6 innings of 2-hit ball while Broderick Moore closed out the 7th.
ALC-11; Johnson U-9
Trailing 9-8 entering the bottom of the 7th inning, the hosts produced 3 runs to win in comeback fashion.
Johnson University played well from the start as they rode a 6 run opening inning to chase Eagle pitcher Jake Weaver.
Fortunately, the Eagle bats started to connect and the hosts began to slice into the deficit. Right fielder Kevin Smith drove in the game winning runs with a double, as he finished with 3 hits and 4 huge RBI’s. Left fielder Austin Thompson added 3 hits and 3 RBI’s to the cause.
Pitcher Ryne Burrow tossed 4 innings of 4 hit ball in relief to earn the decision on the mound. He struck out 3 batters. Thompson and Jesse Hall also provided solid relief.
ALC-3; Johnson U-2
The visitors managed to contain the Eagle bats for 7 innings, and then hung on to prevent a series sweep by the home club.
Johnson University scored 1 in the second and added 2 more in the third as they built a 3-0 lead. On offense, the Eagles were unable to hit solid pitching from their opponents. JU threatened to blow the game open in the bottom of the fifth as they loaded the bases with only 1 out, but the home squad managed to get out of the inning unscathed
The score remained the same until the bottom of the eighth inning when ALC third baseman Greg Wright and right fielder Austin Thompson each smacked run scoring singles to shrink the lead to 3-2.
In need of a run in their final at bat, ALC had shortstop Austin White on base with two outs. On a hit, White tried to score the game tying run, but was called out at the plate. Wright and center fielder Trae Minton each had 2 of the Eagles 9 hits.
Pitcher Justin Smith suffered the loss on the mound.
The Eagles return to play on Saturday as they host conference rival Brescia University in a four game series over the weekend. The first pitch is scheduled for Saturday at high noon.]]>
.After a five week period of being unable to even practice outside, The Alice Lloyd Eagles baseball team finally returned to the field for a series at Hiwassee College. Here is a recap of the series.
The Eagles played hard but showed the ill-effects of a long layoff as they dropped the opener. Timmy Sublett pitched 2 innings and allowed 4 runs. At the plate, catcher Ronnie Saylor and second baseman Wyatt Hamilton each rapped 2 hits apiece; both of Saylor’s fell for doubles. The Eagles were outhit 14-5.
ALC- 1; Hiwasee-2
The Eagles pitched a solid game, but left the tying run on base when the contest ended.
Third baseman Greg Wright smacked 2 of the 6 hits. On the mound, Austin Johnson and Aaron Bolling combined to allow only 4 hits and 2 earned runs with 4 strikeouts. Bolling suffered the hard-luck decision.
After weeks of delays due to the incredibly snowy weather conditions, the Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles softball program, under the guidance of first year coach Daniel Wilson, was finally able to take the field for the first time this season when they hosted the Point Park University Pioneers (PA) in a four game conference series on March 15th and 16th. When we say take the field, we literally mean take the field, as the ladies have been unable to practice outside at all. Below are recaps of each contest.
MARCH 15, 2015
Alice Lloyd scored in the bottom of the first. Leadoff hitter Madison Haymaker walked to reach base and Tori Price hit an RBI double to right center to bring her home.
The Pioneers scored five runs in the second inning on the strength of three singles. From there, they extended their lead until the contest ended.
For the hosts, Haymaker and Price had one hit each, while Kayla Stambaugh suffered the loss on the mound.
For PPU, Kate Reese pitched a complete game for the Pioneers to earn the win.
Alice Lloyd (0-2 KIAC) scored its runs in the first two innings. Haymaker got on base with a hit. That was followed by a single from Kayla Stambaugh which brought her home. In the second, after a pair of singles, Stambaugh drove them both home with a double to center field. The Eagles led at that point 3-0.
Unfortunately for the home squad, the Pioneers (5-5, 2-0 KIAC) scored seven runs in the third inning on six hits, including a home run by Alyssa McMurtrie. From there, the flood gates opened as PPU pulled away for the win.
For ALC, Stambaugh led the way with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s while Kayla Music went 3-3.
Whitley Albury showed some good signs but suffered the defeat on the mound while the visitors Hannah Harley earned the victory.
MARCH 16, 2015
The Pioneers jumped out early in the opening inning on the strength of 2 singles and a double; they would expand their lead to 6-0.
Alice Lloyd scored their first run courtesy of Price in the bottom of the inning. In the second inning, two hits and a hit batter loaded the bases. Price scored once again after two were out, but 6-2 is as close as the Eagles would get.
Alex Meade would suffer the defeat on the mound while PPU’s Sarah Urchek picked up the win.
Point Park jumped ahead 4-0 in the first. Alice Lloyd got a run back in the bottom of the inning as Price singled with two outs and advanced to third on a passed ball and wild pitch. She eventually came home on a throwing error.
The Eagles earned their second run in the 4th inning when Megan Boswell slammed a double to drive in Price.
Kayla Stambaugh pitched hard but suffered the loss on the mound. The Pioneer’s Kate Reese was the winning pitcher.
Overall in the tough opening series, the Eagles showed some good signs at times and displayed definite flashes of potential. Simply getting the opportunity to finally play will pay dividends down the road. The next series is scheduled for this weekend as ALC travels to play the University of Cincinnati Clermont on Friday at 4:30 PM. They will then play a four game set on Saturday-Sunday at Indiana University-Southeast. The opening pitch is scheduled for noon on Saturday and 1:00 PM on Sunday. All games are weather permitting.]]>