The Alice Lloyd College Eagles baseball team had an ultra-hectic week between March 8th and March 14th as they played a total of nine contests. When the dust had settled, the squad ended up taking five of those games.
GAME 1: ALC-7; Union-14
However, in the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles produced a five-spot of their own to get back in contention. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs plated seven more runs over the final two innings to ice the game.
At the plate, sophomores Noah Dingess and sophomore TJ Mullins rapped two hits apiece, Dingess having 2 doubles. Dalton Cornett added a double for 2 RBI’s. Peyton Brown suffered the loss on the mound as one of five pitchers. UC won the hitting battle, 12-7.
GAME 2: ALC-5; Johnson-4
The Eagles scored all of their runs in one inning and then made it hold up. JU scored two in the third to pull ahead (0-2), but saw ALC blast five runs of their own in the bottom of the same inning (5-2).
Johnson put up another two spots one inning later, but the Caney Creek club shut the Royals down the rest of the way to hold on for the win.
The victors had 6 hits as Cornett and sophomore Anthony Jarvis both had 2 hits. Johnson outhit the Eagles 7-6. Peyton Brown earned the victory on the mound.
For the second straight day, the Eagles fell behind 6-1, before making a nice comeback, only to fall in the late innings.
ALC scored one in the first but trailed 1-6 entering the fourth. In that same inning, the Eagles reduced the deficit to just one (4-5) with four of their own. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs added an insurance run in the seventh and made it hold up.
Jarvis had 3 hits, including a home run, and 4 RBI’s. Mullins, Dingess, and sophomore Logan Gibbs each added 2. Alice Lloyd won the hitting battle, 12-9. Chase Conley suffered the loss on the mound.
The Eagles lost a high-scoring affair. The hosts led 4-2 entering the fifth only to see Trinity explode for six runs (4-8). TI then added 4 runs over the next two innings (4-12). In their final at-bat, the Caney Club plated five, but it was too-little, too-late.
At the plate, Cornett rapped 3 hits while Jarvis and senior Alex White both had home runs. Will Gladson suffered the loss on the mound as one of three pitchers.
GAME 2: ALC-2; Trinity Christian- 6
The Eagles struck first but then saw TI scored 6 unanswered to pull out the win. ALC scored one in the first but then saw their opponents score the next six runs. The hosts added a late tally, but could get no closer.
The victors had 5 hits to Alice Lloyd’s 4, and Trinity limited the home club to just singles. White and senior Cory Cornett pitched well, but White suffered the hard-luck defeat.
GAME 1: ALC-11; Johnson-10
The Eagles won a thriller on a walk-off home run. The hosts led 5-1 only to see JU score nine times in the next three innings, and pull ahead, 8-9. In their final at-bat, the Caney Club had a runner on base when Dingess blasted a fastball over the fence to pull the game out of the hat for the Eagles.
At the plate, Jarvis, Gibbs, and junior Luke Jacobs each had 3 hits. Logan Hankins earned the victory on the mound as one of three pitchers. The victors won the hitting battle, 15-11.
GAME 2: ALC-4; Johnson-2
The Eagles struck first, then held on for the win.
ALC scored two in both the first and sixth, and one in both the third and fourth. They then saw the Royal’s chip away at the deficit with one run in four different innings, but fortunately, the Pippa Passes gang refused to be denied.
The losers had 12 hits to Alice Lloyd’s 10. Cornett knocked 3 hits while Gibbs drove in 3RBI’s. Brown pitched well and earned the win.
GAME 1: ALC-3; Johnson-1
The Eagles won in a pitcher’s duel. The hosts scored all of their runs in the first two innings and then made it hold up with impressive mound-work.
At the plate, Cornett had 2 hits, while on the mound, Chase Conley only gave up 5 hits and struck out 5 batters. The victors won the hitting battle, 6-5.
GAME 2: ALC-7; Johnson-4
The Eagles earned a sweep for the second consecutive day. ALC scored in five different innings and led from start-to-finish. The Royals refused to go away quietly, but the home squad was determined to win their fourth straight contest.
The victors had 12 hits to Johnson’s 10, as Jarvis rapped 3 hits. Dawson Beckett pitched well and earned the win.