Cincinnati, OH: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles (9-21) journeyed to the Buckeye State over the weekend to face the University of Cincinnati Clermont in a four-game set. The Kentucky ladies would swing the big bats and come away with 4 nice wins for their trouble.
UCC-4; Alice Lloyd-14
The Caney Creek Clubbers unleashed 10 runs in the fourth to win going away.
The Lady Eagles got on the board first when a fielder’s choice scored a run in the second (1-0).
In the third, Lyndsey Adkins (1B) uncorked a blast to dead center field that led to 2 runs. Her team would add 2 more (4-0).
The hosts exploded in the fourth. In that inning, the first three batters reached safely. Then, Adkins promptly cleared the bases with her second blast to centerfield. When the dust had settled, ALC had plated 10 runs and now led 14-0.
CCU would put up a 4-spot in their final at-bat, but the Lady Eagles got the final two batters out to seal the deal.
Adkins was unstoppable as she went 3-3 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs to lead the way.
Cox was surgical on the mound as she allowed 0 hits and only 1 walk over 3 innings to earn the win. She also whiffed 5 batters. Haley Howell pitched the final two innings.
The Lady Eagles won the hitting battle 11-6 and committed 2 errors to Clermont’s 6.
UCC-0; Alice Lloyd-10
The visitors continued their dominance with a shut-out in Game 2.
ALC scored in the opener when a long fly out scored a run (1-0). They would add another in the third when Ellie Keene (C) smacked a double to center (2-0).
In the fourth, Adkins struck again when she uncorked a big 3-run blast to left field (5-0).
Alice Lloyd then put the contest away in the fifth as they used 3 well-placed singles and 3 errors to plate 5 runs (10-0).
Launa Ratcliff (CF) led the day with 3 hits while Adkins went 2-3 with 4 RBIs.
In the meantime, the Cincinnati bats were kept completely in check by ALC pitcher Maleigh McDaniel, who allowed only 1 hit in four innings. She issued just 1 walk as well and struck out 2. Carley Creech threw the final inning.
ALC took the hitting battle 10-1 and committed 2 errors.
UCC-4; Alice Lloyd-9
The Caney Creek Clubbers rode 13 hits to take Game One.
The Lady Eagles got out strong, utilizing a double from Cox to score twice (2-0). They would add the same amount of runs one inning later (4-0).
In the third, a double, courtesy of Abagail Stambaugh (RF), and 4 singles produced 4 more runs (8-0).
The hosts would use 3 hits to grab 3 runs in their half of the inning (8-3), only to see Baylie Compton single 1 of those back in the fourth (9-3).
UCC would get a late run (9-4), but it was too little too late.
Cox led the club with 3 hits. Adkins, Carlee Muncy (SS), Compton, and Stambaugh added 2 hits apiece, while Stambaugh drove in 4 runs.
Cox earned the win allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs over three innings. She struck out 2 batters. McDaniel pitched the final four innings and whiffed 7 batters.
The Lady Eagles won the hitting battle 13-11 and committed 1 late error.
UCC-3; Alice Lloyd-11
Ten runs over the final two innings were just what the doctor ordered as ALC earned the big sweep.
Things started beautifully for the Kentucky ladies when Alexis Morris (2B) opened the third inning with a drive over the centerfield wall (1-0). However, the hosts kept this game closer as they responded with a two-run double in the bottom half to take their first lead of the series (2-1).
Fortunately, Alice Lloyd went right back to work in the fourth as they posted 6 big runs. The windfall came from 4 singles and 3 errors (7-2).
The Pippa Passes club kept up the pressure in the fifth when 3 singles and an Adkins double plated 4 more scores to set the tally 11-2. UCC got their final run in the fifth, but that was all they would get.
For ALC, Morris, Adkins, and Compton smashed 2 hits each to lead the way while Morris, Adkins, Brewer, and Ratcliff provided 2 RBIs.
Pitcher Haley Howell earned the victory, allowing just 2 runs and 4 hits over four innings. Carly Creech was solid in the final inning.
ALC took the hitting battle 11-6, and 6 errors hurt the Ohio squad.