Berry Softball Holds on to Defeat Centre 2-1 on Sunday

Berry Softball Holds on to Defeat Centre 2-1 on Sunday

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings were able to score runs late as the Berry College softball team held on to defeat Centre College 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Colonels opened up scoring in the first inning off a bases loaded hit by pitch to take the 1-0 lead.
  • Centre remained ahead until the bottom of the fifth inning when Marie Collop doubled down the right field line to score Kylie Aiken and tie the game at one apiece.
  • Berry then took the lead in the bottom of the sixth off of an error by the second baseman to score Karlie Jarrett and ensure the Vikings' victory.
  • On the day, the Vikings led the game with four hits to the Colonels' two. Berry also committed no errors, while Centre had one in the outing.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

CENTRE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Cassidy Cook: 1-for-2
  • RileyAnne Sharpe: 1-for-4, R
  • Elysse Petrie: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, K

NOTABLES:

  • With the win, Berry improves to a perfect 13-0 on the season, as well as 3-0 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • Centre falls to 2-5 and 0-3.
  • For the Vikings, Howard earned the win on the mound, improving to 5-0 on the year.
  • Centre's Erika Brewer earned the loss for the Colonels, dropping to 1-3 overall. Brewer tossed the final two innings for Centre, allowing one hit, one earned run and four walks, while striking out one batter.

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will travel to Maryville (Tenn.) for their next matchup on Wednesday, March 1. Game one of the doubleheader begins at 1:00pm.

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