The Alice Lloyd College Eagles baseball team had two games this week as they hosted the Asbury University Eagles on Tuesday and traveled to Kentucky Christian University on Wednesday.
Asbury jumped ahead 0-3 out of the gate and then added 4 runs in the third, 1 in the fifth, and 4 in the sixth to leap ahead, 12-0, as the Eagle bats were stymied. In the bottom of the sixth, the hosts finally saw their first run score. Unfortunately, the rally quickly ended.
To leave no doubts on the outcome, the visitors plated 3 more runs in the seventh to end any hope of a comeback.
At the plate, sophomores Noah Dingess, TJ Mullins, and Luke Jacobs accounted for the clubs 3 hits. Corey Cornett suffered the loss on the mound. AU won the hitting battle, 12-3. ALC committed 5 errors.
ALC-5; Kentucky Christian-11
Grayson, KY: ALC led 3-0 midway through the fourth inning before the host Knights rallied big to take the victory. The scoring began in the third as the Eagles singled 5 times to produce 2 runs (2-0).
One inning later, the Caney Creek club looked to blow the game wide-open. 2 more singles produced a run (3-0), and with only one out, the Eagles had the bases loaded, looking for more. Unfortunately, KCU got out of the jam by retiring the final two batters.
This reversal of fortunes seemed to rejuvenate the hosts as they scored 2 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth to surge ahead, 3-5. The Eagles answered right back in the sixth when senior Alex White led off things with a double and senior Wyatt Crisp homered to tie the contest (5-5). Unfortunately, in the bottom half of the inning, the fired-up Knights scored 4 more runs (5-9). They then added 2 insurance runs one inning later to seal the deal (5-11).
At the plate, ALC won the hitting battle 13-9 as senior Dalton Cornett and Crisp both rapped 3 hits, while Crisp had 3 RBI’s. Junior Canon Ferrell added 2 hits. The Eagles were their own worst enemy, as they hurt themselves deeply with 8 huge errors, compared to KCU’s 2. Hunter Smith, one of six pitchers to appear, suffered the loss on the mound.