Pippa Passes, KY: On February 21st the NCCAA Mideast Regional Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted NCAA DIII foe Berea College Following are recaps of each contest.
Berea-12; Alice Lloyd-5
A big fifth inning proved to be the difference in game 1.
The visitors opened up the scoring in the first with 2 runs on 1 hit, but ALC would gain 1 back in their first at-bat on a double from freshman Maleigh McDaniel. (2-1).
BC would plate 2 in the third and 1 in the fourth to lead 5-2. They then unloaded in the fifth.
In that inning, 7 big runs would cross the plate on only 2 hits. Suddenly, Berea led 12-1.
Things would look up for the hosts in the bottom of the fifth when 3 singles, plus a double off the bat of freshman Ellie Keene produced 4 runs (12-5).
Things remained the same until the bottom of the final inning. The Lady Eagles would see their first two batters singled to give them some hope, but unfortunately, both would remain stranded as the contest ended.
McDaniel went 3-3 to lead the Caney Creek club while sophomore Baylee Cox added 2 hits. Keene drove in 3 RBI’S.
Junior pitcher Kursten Napier suffered the loss on the mound. She went four innings, allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs.
The Eagles were outhit, 11-8, but committed 3 errors.
BC-9; Alice Lloyd-2
The visitors broke the game open in the final inning to take the sweep.
Berea scored 2 runs in the first and 2 more in the third to lead 4-0.
In the bottom of the fifth, ALC would slice the deficit in half with one blow. Junior Alexis Morris would drive a fastball over the left-field fence, and the deficit was suddenly cut in half (4-2).
In the next inning, the Lady Eagles would place 2 on base, but the rally fizzled.
Unfortunately, the Central Kentucky club responded. They scored 1 run in the sixth, but did major damage in the seventh with 4 big runs on 3 hits and 1 error, and led 9-2.
ALC put a runner on base in their last chance, but the contest ended on a deep flyout to left field.
For ALC, junior Lyndsey Adkins had two singles while Morris led the way with 2 RBIs.
Pitcher Cox suffered the loss, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits.
BC took the hitting battle by only one (8-7), but was helped by 3 Lady Eagle errors and 11 runners left on base.