By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Bayleigh Masterson homered twice, as the Berry College softball team defeated Rhodes College 7-4 on Saturday afternoon to take the series. Brittany Tuttle also became the first Viking in program history to ever reach 100 career stolen bases.
The Vikings scored one run in every at-bat, ensuring the 7-4 victory on the day. Rhodes added a pair of runs in both the third and fifth innings, but Berry’s 10 hits were enough to solidify the second win of the series for the Vikings.
Kassie Howard (16-1) earned the win in the circle for Berry, tossing all seven innings, while allowing five hits, and four runs, striking out 11 Lynx. Three Vikings finished the game with two hits: Masterson, Kylie Aiken and Brooke Whittemore, and both Masterson and Shelby Daniel added home runs in the outing.
With the win, Berry improves to 25-4 overall, while Rhodes falls to 17-10.
- Kylie Aiken: 2-for-3, 3 RBIs
- Bayleigh Masterson: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBIs
- Brooke Whittemore: 2-for-3, 2 R
- Kassie Howard: W (16-1), 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 11 K
- Kirsten Samuels: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs
- Marisa Moore: 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs
- Jill Healy: 1-for-3, R
The Vikings will host Birmingham-Southern College in a three-game series next weekend, beginning on Saturday April 7 at 12:00 p.m.