Williamsburg, KY – The Alice Lloyd College baseball team journeyed to Williamsburg to face one of the nation’s hottest teams, the University of the Cumberlands Patriots, on Wednesday. The hosts controlled the game from the mound enroot to a 10-0 victory.
In the opening inning, things looked bright as Eagle center fielder Juan Lander singled and shortstop Chance Cornett walked, but the club left both runners stranded on base. In the bottom half, the Patriots scored one run, backed by a walk, single, and fielder’s choice.
UC would put up a big 4 spot in the third inning, on the strength of one double and five singles and add one more run in the fifth on a single and double.
Eagle catcher Dalton Cornett lined a double for ALC in the sixth as they looked to mount a comeback, but once again, the crucial hit that was so desperately needed could not be made.
The Patriots iced the game in the sixth inning with four more runs on three well-spaced hits. From there, they were able to close out the contest and earn their 23rd consecutive victory.
Five different UC pitchers limited the Eagles to just 2 hits while striking out 8. Hampton Clark got credit for the victory. Six different ALC hurlers allowed 13 hits and 10 runs with 3 strikeouts. Alec Carter suffered the loss.
Cumberlands collected 13 hits while the Eagles were held to just 2.
The Eagles will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee to battle the Johnson University Royals in a three-game series beginning Friday.