PIPPA PASSES - The Alice Lloyd College baseball team played host to Tennessee Temple University for three games earlier in the week. More on the ALC-TTU three-game series follows.
April 2, Game 1 - ALC 4, TTU 2: The Eagles battled Temple hard. Despite the fact that the visitors outhit their hosts 10-4, ALC managed to pull out the win.
Second baseman Trey King lined a triple and drove in two runs, while third baseman Cody Hyden belted a double and drove in two runs of his own to pave the way.
Pitcher Ryan Burrow scattered two runs over five innings of work to earn the win. Jeff Cyrus allowed just one hit over the final two innings to pick up the save.
Game 2 - TTU 11, ALC 5: The Eagles fell behind 8-4 after two innings as they suffered the setback in game two. The visiting team outhit its host 11-7.
Center fielder Brandon Arnold led the way with two hits, including a double and an RBI. Five different Eagles had one hit apiece, including Cody Hyden, who smashed a triple.
Pitcher Jeff Cyrus suffered the loss in relief despite allowing just three hits over five innings. He also whiffed three Temple batters.
April 3 - ALC 12, TTU 11: The host Eagles outhit their guests 14-12 to win the rubber match. ALC battled back to win with three runs in its last at-bat.
Five different ALC players had a multi-hit game. First baseman Shannon Roberts led the way with three hits. Trey Minton, Shane Pack, Cody Hyden and Devon Pelfrey added two hits each to the ALC cause. Minton, Hyden, Pelfrey, Brandon Arnold and Ben Ray each had two RBI in the slugfest.
Ian Delaney, Nathan Bingham and Trevor Corns all pitched for the winning team. Corns tossed nearly two innings of hitless ball to earn the win.