by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sportswriter
The Alice Lloyd baseball team hosted the Tennessee Temple Crusaders last Thursday. The games were played in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
Ryan Burrow was on the mound for the first game of the series for the Eagles. The contest remained scoreless until the third inning when Tennessee Temple put up seven runs to jump out to the big lead. Alice Lloyd would score a run in the fourth and two in the sixth, but, unfortunately, the Crusaders added to their lead in the waning stages of the game.
Josh Mills, Trae Minton and Zach Hancock drove in runs. Burrow went five innings, allowing 9 hits and 7 hits (4 earned) while walking 3. He also had 2 strikeouts. Joey Stamper, Jordan Horn and Russell Sweeney pitched the other 2 innings in relief. They surrendered 6 hits and 4 runs.
The second game of the two-game series was a closer contest. Coach Scott Cornett handed Mackenzie Hicks the ball for this matchup. Tennessee Temple would take the lead in the third and never relinquished it. They added one run in that inning and padded two more in the fourth. The Eagles weren’t able to get anything going in this one as they only managed to get two hits.
Hicks pitched three and one-third innings. He gave up 5 hits and 3 runs. Daniel Burgess, Dylan Sullins, Aaron Boiling, and Chance Westerfield provided relief. They would pitch the other three and two-thirds innings, allowing only one hit and one walk.