Baseball Earns First Shutout Victory, Defeats Centre 5-0

Baseball Earns First Shutout Victory, Defeats Centre 5-0

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor 

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Berry College baseball team earned their first shutout of the year, as the Vikings defeated Centre College 5-0 on Sunday afternoon to take the series.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Vikings opened up scoring in the bottom of the first inning, as Casey Whitaker singled to right field to score Alfred Francis and give Berry a 1-0 lead.
  • Austin Brooks then scored on a Centre balk in the bottom of the second inning to expand the lead to 2-0.
  • Slade Dale added a single into center field in the bottom of the fourth inning to score Will Deems and give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.
  • Dale then hit a sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock in Brooks and move the lead to 4-0.
  • A Colonel’s error in the bottom of the sixth inning ensured the 5-0 Berry victory.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Deems: 2-for-5, R
  • Dale: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBIs
  • Devin Skelton: 2-for-3, BB, SH
  • Devin Post: 2-for-5
  • Brooks: 2-for-4, 2 R, HBP
  • Whitaker: 1-for-5, 2 RBIs

CENTRE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Cameron Duggins: 1-for-4, SB
  • Parker Selin: 1-for-4, BB
  • Will Kirk: 1-for-1, SB
  • Andrew Olson: 1-for-2

NOTABLES:

  • With the win, Berry improves to 11-7 overall, as well as 3-3 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • Centre falls to 9-4 and 1-2.
  • On the day, Berry outhit Centre 11-4.
  • J. T. Eggert earned the win on the mound for Berry, tossing five innings in the outing. Eggert allowed only one hit, while striking out four batters.

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will travel to La Verne, Calif., on Wednesday, March 14 for their next matchup against the University of La Verne at 6:00pm.