BLUEFIELD, Va. – The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles journeyed to NCCAA opponent, Bluefield College, on Tuesday for a doubleheader with the Rams.
BC – 9 | ALC – 0
In game one, the Lady Rams broke away in the fourth to earn the victory.
ALC gave away one run on an error in the first and allowed two more in the third on three singles. The Lady Eagles knocked a couple of doubles during that time but were unable to produce any runs.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, three hits, including a big three-run homer, led to six runs and put the game out of reach.
The visitors were only outhit 6-3, but could not muster the crucial hit when they most needed it., Alexis Napier and Jada Estep each provided a double while Samantha Sturgill had a single.
Morgan Albury suffered the loss on the mound. She allowed 6 hits and 8 runs over 3.1 innings while striking out 3 batters.
Cameron Pearson earned the win allowing just 3 hits while striking out 9.
BC – 8 ALC – 5
In game two, BC squeaked out a win despite being outhit.
The Lady Eagles took the quick lead when McKenzie Brewer and Samantha Sturgill singled. After advancing to third, Brewer then stole home for the 1-0 lead.
The Rams then put up an impressive six runs one inning later assisted by 4 big errors from the visitors to vault ahead 6-1.
ALC sliced the deficit in half in their next at-bat, sparked by a single from Jada Estep and a big double from Kaitlin Wyatt. They got even closer in the sixth as Shelby Blankenship and Estep each singled to drive in two runs. Suddenly, the score was 6-5.
Bluefield answered in the bottom of the inning on a single and a crucial two-run blast and spurted ahead 8-5.
Down to their last at-bat, Alice Lloyd answered with three singles and had the bases loaded with only one out. Unfortunately, the next two batters flew out to end the contest.
The Eagles outhit BC 11-6 as Estep, Alexis Napier, and Madison Gaines, each had 2 hits while Wyatt had 2 RBI’s.
Laken Sparks took the win despite allowing 11 hits and 5 runs. Kaitlyn Clark-Wyatt allowed 8 runs and 6 hits while suffering the loss.