The Alice Lloyd College Baseball Eagles played two contests early in mid-week. On April 13th they traveled to Florence (KY) to battle Thomas More University. They followed that up one day later with a home contest against Kentucky Christian University. The Eagles earned a split over the two days.
Alice Lloyd-1; TMU-12
Alice Lloyd came out of the dugout and got a single from sophomore TJ Mullins (SS) to open the game, but he was picked off. Later, senior Dalton Cornett (2B) reached base, but he was also picked off. Unfortunately, this summed up the day for the Eagles.
TMU scored 1 in the first, then added 5 in the second to quickly establish themselves (0-6). They would then add 2 runs per inning in both the fourth and fifth (0-10).
ALC scored their lone run in the sixth when Logan Gibbs (DH) drove in Cornett, who had previously singled, with a hit of his own (1-10). Unfortunately, the hosts would answer right back with another 2-spot (1-12). Thomas More pitching then closed out the game one inning later.
At the plate, the Eagles were limited to just five singles on the day.
Four pitchers took to the mound for the Caney Creek club. Peyton Branham was the starter and suffered the defeat.
The hosts outhit the Pippa Passes Eagles 16-5 and played error-free ball. ALC had 1 error.
Alice Lloyd-6; KCU- 2
Pitching controlled things until the bottom of the fourth. That’s when ALC opened the inning with three consecutive hits, including back-to-back doubles from senior Luis Carillo (RF) and Cornett, to score twice (2-0).
The situation got even rosier in the fifth when four singles and a double from senior Alex White (3B) led to a harvest of 4 runs (6-0).
KCU finally broke through in the sixth with two runs (6-2), but Eagle pitching shut them down the rest of the way to earn the impressive victory.
At the plate, Mullins went 3-4 while Cornett and sophomore Anthony Jarvis (1B) both finished 2-4.
On the mound, two freshmen were dominant. Chase Conley started and went five innings. He earned the “W”, allowing 7 hits, 0 earned runs, and struck out 4. Dawson Beckett then came in and tossed 4 innings of the shut-out ball and added 4 more K’s to the tally.
The hosts outhit the Knights 12-9 and overcame a two- error disadvantage. With the win, ALC runs their record to 8-15, while KCU now sits at 7-25.