Winston Salem, NC: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles softball team journeyed to the Tar Heel state to face the Carolina University Bruins on February 27th. Coach Nathan Hall’s chargers journeyed south to Winston Salem, North Carolina, and when the dust had settled, the squads ended up splitting the twin-bill.
GAME 1: ALC-0; CAROLINA-4
The Bruins started off the scoring in the opening inning as a homerun helped produce 3 runs (0-3). ALC went hitless until the fifth when they had runners on second and third. Unfortunately, they left both on base.
Carolina scored an insurance run in the sixth (0-4), but the visitors attempted a rally in the seventh. The Lady Eagles had runners on base in scoring position but unfortunately lined out to end the game.
At the plate, senior Jada Estep went 2-2 to lead the way. On the mound, sophomore Kursten Napier suffered the tough loss as she allowed only 4 hits while striking out 3 batters.
GAME 2: ALC-7; CAROLINA-3
The Caney Creek club got off to a nice start as junior Alyssa Clark started the scoring with a big double. A sacrifice, followed by a single from Mckenzie Brewer plated two more runs (3-0). After the hosts got one of those back in their next at-bat, the Eagles promptly returned the favor courtesy of an error (4-1). Then, in the third, ALC’s Baylee Cox drove in a run with another single (5-1).
The Bruins crossed one run in the third (5-2), but the Kentucky club iced the game in the seventh when they used 2 singles to drive in two crucial runs (7-2). CU scored one in their last at-bat but saw their final batter go down swinging.
At the plate, Alice Lloyd had 9 hits as Clark had 3 hits while Brewer had 2. Estep added a triple. On the mound. Cox and Howell teamed up for the solid victory as the duo combined to give up 4 hits while striking out 5. ALC outhit their foes 9-4.