Vikings Baseball Downed by Panthers 7-2 in SAA Semifinals

Vikings Baseball Downed by Panthers 7-2 in SAA Semifinals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Berry College baseball season ended its season on Monday night with a 7-2 loss to top-ranked Birmingham-Southern. The game began Sunday afternoon, but was pushed to today after heavy rain delayed competition in Birmingham.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • On Sunday, Berry was able to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first after a BSC error and a Kris Patel ground out.
  • The Panthers answered in the home half of the inning after a pair of Vikings errors allowed three runs to cross. BSC led it 3-2
  • The score remained until the fifth when Preston White hit an RBI single to extend the Panther lead to 4-2.
  • Rain then delayed the game until today when play resumed in the sixth inning. BSC added another run off a two-RBI single from Tyler Wise to go up 6-2. 
  • The final run of insurance crossed in the eighth to give the Panthers the 7-2 win.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Tyler Calvert: 2-for-3
  • Austin Haight: 1-for-3, R
  • Alfred Francis: 1-for-3, R
  • Kris Patel: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Devin Post: 1-for-2
  • Will Gibbons: 3.0 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 K

BSC STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • David Scott: 2-for-5, 3 R
  • Rich Misischia: 2-for-4, R
  • Tyler Wise: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, R
  • Preston White: 2-for-3, 2 R
  • A.J. Hunt: 2-for-4
  • Stephen Himic: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, K, W (10-0)

NOTABLES:

  • Alfred Francis' hit broke the Berry single-season record in the DIII era with 65 on the year.
  • Berry finished the season 23-21