By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings added 17 hits, but the Berry College baseball team fell to Piedmont College 15-11 on Tuesday night in a high scoring contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Vikings jumped out to a quick start, leading 4-1 going into the fourth inning.
- Piedmont then scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and never fell behind again.
- Berry scored a combined six runs in the final three innings of play, but the deficit was too large, and the Vikings fell 15-11.
- In the contest, both teams added double-digit hits, with the Lions outhitting the Vikings, 22-17.
- Nine separate Vikings added at least one hit in the contest, and 11 Lions did so as well.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Slade Dale: 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI, BB, 3B
- Will Deems: 3-for-3, 2 R
- Casey Whitaker: 3-for-3, R
- Joey Ruiz: 2-for-3, 2 RBIs
PIEDMONT STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Caleb Norton: 4-for-4, 3 R, BB
- Griffin Olson: 3-for-4, 3 r, bb
- Nathan Holt: 3-for-6, R, 3 RBIs
- Jabin Smith: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBIs, BB
- With the loss, Berry fell to 19-18 overall on the year.
- Piedmont improved to 22-19.
The Vikings will round out regular season conference play with a three-game series against Millsaps College this weekend. Game one is set for Friday, April 21 at 6:00pm.