Howard Pitches No Hitter, Fleming Homers as Vikings Sweep Hendrix

Howard Pitches No Hitter, Fleming Homers as Vikings Sweep Hendrix

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

CONWAY, Ark. – Fleming hit a two-run home run, and Kassie Howard added a no hitter performance in the circle, as the Berry College softball team swept the three-game series against Hendrix College 5-0 on Sunday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Fleming’s two-run homer opened up Viking scoring in the top of the fourth inning, giving Berry a 2-0 lead.
  • Kylie Aiken then singled to center field in the top of the fifth inning to bring home both Karlie Jarrett and Katlin Seger and move the score to 4-0.
  • Sarah Moore added the final RBI of the game in the top of the seventh inning, hitting a single into center field to score Brittany Ferrell and ensure Berry’s 5-0 victory over the Warriors.
  • Howard tossed all seven innings for Berry in the contest, allowing no hits, while striking out 12 Warriors on the day.
  • In the outing, Berry outhit Hendrix 10-0, and both teams committed no errors.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Fleming: 3-for-4, R, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR
  • Aiken: 2-for-2, R, 2 RBIs, 2 BB
  • Seger: 2-for-3, R, 2B
  • Jarrett: 1-for-2, R
  • Moore: 1-for-3, RBI
  • Ferrell: 1-for-4, R, HBP
  • Howard: 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 12 K

HENDRIX STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Dasha Donahoe: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB
  • Savannah Draud: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB

NOTABLES:

  • The Vikings expand their win streak to three games, improving to 29-2 overall, as well as a perfect 11-0 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • Hendrix falls to 12-16 and 4-8.
  • Howard’s complete-game no hitter was her first no hitter of the season.

UP NEXT:

Berry will travel to Maryville, Tenn., for their next doubleheader against the Scots of Maryville College on Wednesday, April 5. First pitch of game one is set for 1:00pm.