Baseball Falls to Top-Ranked Panthers 4-3

Baseball Falls to Top-Ranked Panthers 4-3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Vikings baseball team dropped the final game of the series against the Panthers of Birmingham-Southern on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 final.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Vikings plated one in the top of the first after Kris Patel doubled to left center, scoring Casey Whitaker
  • Berry then added another run in the top of the fourth with Austin Brooks singling through the left side, earning an RBI with Slade Dale coming in to score. 
  • Birmingham then answered in the bottom of the fourth with Tyler Wise doubling to left field, scoring one. 
  • BSC continued to bring in runs in the bottom of the sixth off back-to-back singles. The Panthers added another in the bottom of the seventh to lead 4-2.
  • The Vikings were able to plate one more in the top of the ninth off the bat of Devin Skelton, but the rally fell short as the Vikings fell 4-3.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Casey Whitaker: 1-for-5, R
  • Austin Brooks: 1-for-4, R, RBI
  • Jason Rose: 3-for-4, 2B
  • Kris Patel: 3-for-3, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Jakson Byrd: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 K, L (1-2)

BSC STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • David Scott: 1-for-4, 2 R, RBI
  • Rich Misischia: 1-for-3, R, RBI
  • Tyler Wise: 1-for-4, RBI, 2B
  • Will Toner: 2-for-3
  • Jake Cook: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, K

NOTABLES:

  • Kris Patel went a perfect 10-for-10 at the plate against the Panthers on the weekend.
  • Berry fell to 17-16, 6-9

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will return home to host Oglethorpe beginning on Friday the 14th at 6:00 p.m.

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