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Toccoa Falls, GA: The Alice Lloyd College baseball Eagles played two contests over the weekend in the Peach State. On May 1st, they traveled to Toccoa Falls College to battle the Screaming Eagles in a twin-bill. When the dust had settled, the Eagles earned a split on the day

May 1st

Alice Lloyd-8; TF-5

Alice Lloyd scored the first 7 runs of the contest to win solidly in the opener.

Things could not have started better for the Caney Creek club as the squad got a single from sophomore TJ Mullins (SS) to open the game, and then saw senior Dalton Cornett (2B) blast a two-run shot over the fence to give the visitors the lead (2-0). Later, three consecutive singles would produce another run (3-0).

Things remained unchanged until the ALC fourth. At that juncture, 1 run would score off of 3 singles (4-0). Then, with 2 men on base, Cornett teed off once more, belting a fastball over the center-field fence. Suddenly, the scoreboard read 7-0.

TF scored 1 run in both the fourth and fifth innings (7-2), but ALC earned 1 back in the sixth (8-2), courtesy of a double from sophomore Canon Ferrell (CF).

The hosts would score 3 times over the final two innings (8-5), but the final two batters both grounded out to end the threat.

At the plate, Mullins went 3-4 while Cornett, Ferrell, and sophomore Kason Hofsess (RF) each finished with 2 hits. Cornett drove in 5 RBI’s.

Three pitchers took to the mound for the Caney Creek club. Freshman Logan Hankins took the “W”, allowing 5 earned runs in six innings of work. Freshman Dawson Beckett recorded the save.

The hosts outhit the Pippa Passes Eagles 13-12, and both clubs played error-free ball.

Game 2: Alice Lloyd-1; TF- 2

The Screaming Eagles received a stellar pitching performance to control ALC bats but then had to hold on to hold to take Game 2.

The hosts stroked 3 hits in the opening inning and scored twice (0-2)

Toccoa Falls’s pitching dominated things as the Eagles got only 2 hits through six innings of play.

Finally, in the seventh, ALC made the matchup interesting as Cornett opened the inning with a single. This was soon followed by a walk, and a hit batter to load the bases with just 1 out. Later, sophomore Will Gladson’s (PH) single with 2 outs drove in a run and left the bases loaded (1-2). Now, in need of a hit to either tie or take the lead, the final Eagle batter went down on strikes to end the game.

At the plate, Cornett had half of his squad’s 4 hits.

On the mound, freshman Chase Conley deserved a better fate as he suffered the loss. After giving up the 2 runs in the first inning, he allowed only 4 hits and 0 runs the rest of the way.

The hosts outhit the Eagles 7-4 and neither club committed an error.