PIPPA PASSES, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Eagles baseball team played host to NCCAA foe Johnson University Royals in a two-game series over the weekend. Below are recaps of each contest.
ALC – 3 | JU – 2
The hosts got on the board in the bottom of the second when Juan Lander singled and scored later on a hit from Chance Cornett. Two innings later, Lander scored again on a grounder from Hayden Martin. Ethan Osborne added an insurance run in the sixth, as the even innings were good to the Eagles.
On the mound, Levi Martin went the distance to earn the win. He allowed 11 hits, but only 2 runs while walking just 2 and striking out 3 batters. Colt Williams suffered the loss for the Royals allowing 2 runs over four innings
Both squads recorded 11 hits, but the ALC defense was able to blank their opponents on the scoreboard. Lander, Cornett, Bristol McGee, and Garrett Gay each registered 2 hits for the victors.
ALC – 0 | JU – 2
Game 2 was a pitching duel, but the visitors made a couple of key plays to earn a split.
ALC looked to score in the second when Chance Cornett tripled. Unfortunately, he was left stranded on base.
Johnson broke from a scoreless tie in the fourth inning as an error allowed 1 run to score. Unfortunately, the same thing happened one inning later and gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage. The Royals were able to make the score hold as they held on for the victory.
On the mound, Max McCoig earned the win, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 8. Alec Carter suffered the hard-luck loss as he went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits, but no earned runs. He walked 3 and struck out 3.
The hosts were outhit 7-4. Zac Salyers had 2 of the Eagles’ hits.