Pippa Passes, KY. – The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted the University of Cincinnati Clermont over the weekend in a four-game series. The games were all exciting as the clubs split 2-2.
ALC – 7 | UCC – 13
In game one, the visitors got off to a good start as they would score one in the third and add 3 in the fourth to vault to a 4-0 advantage. The hosts would respond with a big 5 spot in the bottom of the inning and add an extra 2 runs one inning later to lead 7-4. Incredibly, in the last inning, some timely hitting by the visitors coupled with some critical errors, allowed 9 runs to score, and the visitors won a shocker, 13-4.
Samantha Sturgill pounded out three hits while Mercedez Gilliam and Jada Estep each smacked two. Gilliam slammed a home run while Sturgill, Estep, Morgan Albury, and Alexis Napier each rapped triples.
Albury suffered the hard-luck loss on the mound as she allowed 4 hits over five innings and struck out 4.
Madison Tabor earned the win. ALC won the hitting battle 13-8
ALC – 7 | UCC – 5
In game two, UCC wasted no time as they scored 3 quick runs in the first and added 1 in the third.
The Lady Eagles countered with 1 in the first and 4 big ones in the third to take the lead at 5-4. Clermont tied things in their next at-bat, only to see the home club answer with 2 of their own in the bottom of the inning to leap ahead 7-5. Unlike the first game, the home club kept the pressure on as they slammed the door shut for the win.
ALC was led in hits by McKenzie Brewer with three. Jada Estep and Lydia McIntosh each collected two while Madison Gaines blasted a home run.
Kaitlyn Clark-Wyatt earned the win as she allowed 11 hits, but only 2 earned runs. Christine Valvano took the loss. Each club had 11 hits.
ALC – 8 | UCC – 0
In game one, the hosts put on an impressive display as they earned the easy victory.
The Lady Eagles stuck in the bottom of the third when Lydia McIntosh tripled and scored on Shelby Blankenship’s single.
They then iced the game in the fifth with a huge seven-run inning, backed by doubles from McIntosh and McKenzie Brewer, three singles, and a couple of errors. Pitching then shut out the visitors to earn the big win.
Morgan Albury went the distance for the win as she allowed only 3 hits while whiffing 2. Madison Tabor took the loss.
ALC won the hitting battle 8-3. McIntosh, Jada Estep, and Alexis Napier each had 2 hits.
ALC – 3 | UCC – 4
In game two, ALC was in command before falling in a heartbreaker.
The hosts jumped out to a 3-1 lead and were continuing their impressive play heading into the final inning. However, in the top of the seventh, UCC placed two runners on base before connecting on a three-run homer to leap ahead, 4-3. They then used that momentum to pull out the victory.
Caitlyn Clark-Wyatt suffered the disappointing loss on the mound while Christina Valvano earned the win.