Berry Rally Falls Short, Drops Season Opener 10-9

Berry Rally Falls Short, Drops Season Opener 10-9

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings outhit the Panthers 17-9, but the Berry College baseball team fell to LaGrange College 10-9 on Wednesday afternoon to open their season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Panthers opened up the scoring in the top of the third inning, scoring two runs on one hit and one error.
  • The Vikings answered, adding five runs off of RBI hits from Jacob Delk, McTier Mosley and Devin Post.
  • LaGrange then scored seven times in the fourth inning, regaining the 9-5 lead.
  • Although Berry scored four more times before the end of the seventh inning, LaGrange ensured the victory, adding one run in the eighth inning to move the score to, 10-9. 
  • Although the Vikings did outhit the Panthers, 17-9, they had five errors to LaGrange’s one.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Post: 4-5, 3 RBI, 1 run, 1 HR
  • Skelton: 4-5, 1 RBI, 1 run
  • Austin Haight: 3-6, 1 run
  • Delk: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs
  • Mosley: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 run

LAGRANGE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Casey Bell: 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 runs
  • Cain Sauls: 2-5, HR, 1 RBI, 1 run
  • Blake Butcher: 1-5, 2 RBI, HR, 1 hit, 1 run
  • Tavin Thompson: 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 run, 1 BB

NOTABLES: 

  • Five pitchers saw the mound for the Vikings, with Ben Coker earning the start (3.1 IP, 6 hits, 7 runs, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) and J.P. Chamblee taking the loss (1 IP, 1 run).
  • For LaGrange, three pitchers threw in the contest with Jonathan Fleckenstein earning the win (4.1 IP, 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO)
  • LaGrange improves to 3-0.

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will travel to Belhaven for their next matchup against Belhaven College on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5:00pm.

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