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Thanks to an unusually warm week, the Alice Lloyd Softball Lady Eagles opened the 2017 season on a record early date against Cincinnati Christian University. ALC Head Coach Nathan Hall wanted to get his squad on the field and gain some important experience against a solid opponent. Below are recaps of each contest.

February 17
Game 1
ALC 0; CCU 9

The Lady Eagles fell behind and were forced to play catchup in dropping the season opener. The game was close early but the visitors broke things open in the middle innings to pull away. They rode their solid pitching to the win.

For CCU, Tiffany Price and Courtney Garrett combined for the shutout. Allison Shepherd suffered the loss on the mound and struck out five batters.

Game 2
ALC 1; CCU 14

Cincinnati was too powerful on this day as they pulled out to a quick lead and made it stand up for the win.

For ALC, Allison Shepherd had a hit to drive in the squad’s first run. She also was the losing pitcher and struck out five batters.

For CCU, Jessica Tensley struck out eight on her way to the victory.