By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – Head Coach Cori Thiermann won her 200th career game as the Berry College softball team swept Piedmont College on Sunday afternoon. Game scores were 5-2 and 8-0.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Elisabeth Federici opened up scoring in game one with a two-run homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring Sarah Brown.
- The Vikings then added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning off of a triple from Sarah Moore, a sac fly from Marie Collop and a single from Frederici, to move the score to 5-0.
- Piedmont's Allyson Gentry added a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to put the Lions on the board, but a groundout by the next batter ended the game, ensuring the Vikings' game one victory.
- In the second game, Brittany Tuttle and Brittany Ferrell scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning off of an attempted pick-off error by the catcher.
- Kylie Aiken then homered in the bottom of the third inning to push the lead to 3-0.
- Collop added a 3-RBI double to right center to double the Vikings' score, and Lauren Evans added a sacrifice fly before the end of the inning to move the score to 7-0.
- Genna Telschow hit in the final run of the game for Berry, singling to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning to score Moore and ensure the run-rule.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Tuttle: 4-for-5, 3 runs
- Fleming: 3-for-5, 1 run
- Federici: 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBI, HR
- Ferrell: 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 BB
- Moore: 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI
- Aiken: 1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, HR
PIEDMONT STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Gentry: 2-for-3, 2 hits, 1 run, 2RBI, HR
- Hannah Hoban: 1-for-5, 1 hit
- Josie Coker: 1-for-3, 1 BB
- With the wins, the Vikings improve to 4-0 on the season, while Piedmont falls to 2-4.
- Kassie Howard earned the win on the mound in game one for the Vikings (6 IP, 3 hits, 4 BB, 5 K).
- Collop tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap to earn the victory (5IP, 3 BB, 6 K)
The Vikings will host No. 7 Texas-Lutheran in their next doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:00pm.