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Pippa Passes, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Eagles baseball team (5-14) hosted the NCAA DIII Berea College Mountaineers Tuesday, March 22nd, in the first night game in school history. Playing under the lights obviously suits the Eagles well, as they won in convincing fashion, 12-2.

The two squads failed to get a hit during the first two innings, and the Mountaineers remained hitless in the third. In the bottom of the third, the Eagles exploded. Four spaced-out singles and a double from Chase Madden (DH) got the ball rolling. Later, in the inning, Noah Dingess (LF) drove a fastball over the right-field wall to score 2. Once the inning was finally over, the home club lead was 7-0. In the fifth inning, ALC laced 4 doubles, which produced 3 more runs. Peyton Brown (1B), Kamden Powell (SS), Wyatt Crisp (C), and Cannon Ferrell (CF) supplied the power (10-0). In the sixth inning, the Caney Creek Clubbers added to their lead when Kason Hofsess (2B) singled up the middle to drive in one (11-0).

While the Eagle bats were doing their jobs, pitcher Will Gladson was masterful on the mound, and he took a no-hit bid into the final inning. Finally, in the seventh, Berea got to the weary pitcher with a double and home run to plate two (11-2). However, DJ Goodin came on in relief and promptly got a pop-up for out one, and then struck out the next two batters to end the rally.

The contest ended in the bottom of the seventh when ALC’s TJay Mullins (3B) singled to drive in the final run and invoke the mercy rule (12-2).

Alice Lloyd racked up 14 hits on the day with Ferrell and Mullins 3 hits doing major damage. Madden, Mullins, Dingess, and Hofsess all had 2RBI’s as well. Gladson started the game for Alice Lloyd and gave up just 2 hits and 2 runs late. He struck out 3 and only walked 1. Goodin slammed the door shut to end the game. ALC took the hitting battle,14-2.