Berea, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Eagles baseball team (7-36) traveled to Central Kentucky on April 26th to play the Berea College Mountaineers (5-30) in a single game contest. In nine innings, the hosts prevailed, 9-6.
ALC struck in the first inning. Cannon Ferrell (CF) walked, advanced to third on a hit from Noah Dingess (LF), and later scored on a sacrifice fly from TJay Mullins (3B), to jump ahead, 1-0.
Unfortunately, BC utilized 4 hits and 2 crucial errors to score 4 in the bottom half (4-1). They would then add a two-run home run in the second to lead 6-1.
The Eagles sliced the deficit in half in the third when two hits, including a Dingess double, produced 2 scores (6-3).
Berea earned one of those back in the fifth when a long fly ball allowed a runner to tag up and score from third (7-3).
In the next inning, ALC saw Kason Hofsess lead off with a triple and later score on a Wyatt Crisp sacrifice (7-4).
The Mountaineers gained the run right back in their next at-bat when 2 singles permitted a runner to squeak home (8-4). In the very next inning, another single brought them more insurance (9-4).
To their credit, ALC attempted to rally in the eighth. A Crisp double, sandwiched between 2 singles, plated a couple of scores and permitted the Caney Creek boys to inch closer (9-6).
Down to their final opportunity, the Eagles went down in order in the ninth to end the contest in favor of the home team.
For the Pippa Passes crew, Dingess, Kason Hofsess (SS), and Kamden Powell (2B) all laced 2 hits, while Crisp provided 2 RBIs.
Chase Conley started on the mound for ALC, allowing 10 hits and 6 earned runs. He also struck out 7 over eight innings of work.
BC racked up 10 hits on the day to Alice Lloyd’s 9, but the Eagles damaged themselves with 4 critical errors.