Vikings Baseball Falls to BSC, Will Face Sewanee in Elimination Game

Vikings Baseball Falls to BSC, Will Face Sewanee in Elimination Game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Berry baseball team fell to the top-seeded Panthers of Birmingham-Southern on Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 final. The Vikings drop to the losers bracket to face the Sewanee Tigers for the second time in the tournament on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Berry will need to defeat the Tigers in order to reach a rematch with the Panthers tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Vikings struck first in the top of the second after a pair of singles from Jacob Delk and Tyler Calvert.
  • BSC answered with five runs in the home half of the inning off the bats of David Scott, Rich Missischia and Tyler Wise. The Panthers led it 5-2.
  • Berry was able to plate one in the fourth after a single by Devin Post. 
  • Will Toner drove home the final run of the game for BSC off a single to left to give the Panthers the 6-3 win.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Austin Haight: 1-for-4
  • Alfred Francis: 2-for-4
  • Casey Whitaker: 2-for-4, 2 R
  • Jacob Delk: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Tyler Calvert: 1-for-3, RBI
  • Devin Post: 1-for-3, RBI
  • Dylan Beasley: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, K, L (3-5)

BSC STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • David Scott: 2-for-5, RBI, R
  • Sam Roberts: 2-for-4, R
  • A.J. Hunt: 3-for-4, R
  • Will Toner: 2-for-4, RBI, R
  • Ryan Gaines: 9.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K

NOTABLES:

  • Alfred Francis tied the single-season hits record with 64 on the year. 
  • The Vikings now face Sewanee, who they defeated 17-2 in the first round of the tournament. 

UP NEXT:

  • Berry's elimination game against the Tigers is Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET. 

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