Grayson, KY: The visiting Eagles got off to a great start, but could not sustain the momentum as they fell in a single game at KCU.
Alice Lloyd-8; KCU-19
Not to be deterred, KCU began to chip into the deficit. Over the next three innings, they would produce 2, 4, and 5 runs. Suddenly, the hosts would enter the fifth leading 6-11.
Pitching then would take center-stage for several innings, and the contest entered the seventh with the scoreboard unchanged.
In the top of the seventh, ALC would use 4 strategically place singles to score 2 runs (8-11), and they had two runners in scoring position looking to inflict even more damage with only one out. Unfortunately, the rally would end on a double-play grounder.
In their next at-bat, the Knights earned 1 run back with a home run (8-12). Just one inning later, the wheels would fall off for the Eagles.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Grayson squad would use a string of hits to score 3 runs (8-15). Later, they would proceed to load the bases and then clear them with a shot over the left-field fence (19-8). The blast effectively ended the contest.
At the plate, senior catcher Dalton Cornett would finish 3-4 while sophomores Cannon Ferrell, Anthony Jarvis, and Mullins all had 2 hits apiece. Cornett, Mullins, and senior left fielder Reece Ison each had 2 RBI’s
Three pitchers took to the mound for the Caney Creek club. Peyton Branham was the starter, while Peyton Brown and Jacob Banks threw in relief.
The hosts outhit the Pippa Passes Eagles 16-13, and only committed 1 error to ALC’s 4 errors.