Bluefield, VA: The Alice Lloyd College Baseball Eagles traveled to the Bluefield, VA on April 27th to face the Bluefield College Rams in a single contest.
Alice Lloyd-7; BC-17
The Eagles struck first in the second as they layered two singles with two walks to plate 2 runs (2-0). Sophomore TJay Mullins (SS) drove in both.
The hosts would earn 1 back in their next at-bat (2-1), only to break things open over the next two innings.
In the bottom of the third, Bluefield had two early outs, but then rode 4 singles, 2 walks, and 1 hit batsman to plate 6 huge runs (2-7).
In the fourth, ALC smacked 3 consecutive singles, and senior Dalton Cornett (2B) drove in an RBI (3-7). However, the Eagles would end the potentially big inning with 2 men stranded on base.
In the bottom half, the Virginia squad struck again with 4 hits and 3 runs, the big blow being a 2 run-blast. (3-10).
Looking to put the contest away, BC answered again in the sixth with 4 more runs (3-14) on just 2 hits.
The Bluegrass boys tried to mount a come-back in the seventh as Bluefield pitching finally struggled. The first five Eagle batters all reached base, virtue of 2 walks, 2 errors, and 1 hit batsman. This inning had the makings of being just what the doctor ordered.
Although the Eagles would eventually score 4 runs, they did leave the bases loaded to end the inning (7-14). Mullins had the lone hit to drive in another RBI.
Unfortunately for the Caney Creek Club, the Rams would quickly reverse the momentum in their favor. They would mercy the game in their next at bat with 3 more runs on 4 singles (7-17).
At the plate, Mullins had half of the squads 6 hits, while driving in 3 RBI’s.
Six pitchers took to the mound for the Caney Creek club. Jake Moran was the starter and suffered the defeat.
Both squads had 2 errors, but the Eagles hurt themselves immensely by leaving 11 runners stuck on base for the contest. The hosts won the hitting battle, 17-6.