The ALC Eagles hosted Johnson University in a three-game series over the weekend. In game 1 on Saturday, the hosts received a strong pitching performance to win 3-2.
Johnson University took an early lead in the first inning when a run scored on a single
Max McColg took the loss for Johnson University. He tossed six innings, surrendering three runs, six hits, striking out nine, and walking one.
In game two, the visitors evened things up and earned a solid 10-1 victory on Sunday.
This time, ALC took an early lead in the first inning. Andrew Flynn drove in one when he doubled in the first inning.
The lead held up until JU evened things up at 1 in the top of the third inning. The visitors then took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning, and Alice Lloyd would not threaten again
Sam Killion earned the win for Johnson University. He threw four innings, surrendering one run, four hits, striking out one, and walking one.
In the tie-breaker game of the series, ALC would fall behind, make a gritty comeback to tie 5-5, but eventually succumb 7-5.
The visitors exploded in the second inning and would push their run tally to five.
The host Eagles refused to roll over and would eventually score four runs on a single by Alan Silva in the third, a single by Andrew Flynn in the third, and a hit by Newley Burton in the third. Later, in the sixth, Alex White smacked a single to drive in the tying run.
ALC was right in it until Johnson University singled in the seventh inning to score two runs and break the tie. Unfortunately, the home team ran out of steam and was unable to mount another comeback.
Bailey Musick started the game for Johnson University. He went three innings, giving up four runs, and five hits. Waldo Odens Jr. earned the win for JU. He pitched one and two-thirds innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero.
Burton led the team with two runs batted in. Johnson University collected ten hits.