Softball Claims Fifth Straight Regular Season Title with Win Over Rhodes

Softball Claims Fifth Straight Regular Season Title with Win Over Rhodes

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – Rallying for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Berry College softball team took the three-game sweep over Rhodes College on Sunday to claim their fifth straight SAA regular season title. The Vikings defeated the Lynx 7-2.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Kayla Sangrey hit a line drive down the third base line to score Sarah Moore and give Berry their first lead of the game in the top of the first inning.
  • A single and a fielder’s choice in the top of the second put Rhodes on top, 2-1.
  • The Lynx would lead 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth.
  • Elisabeth Federici then singled to left field to knock in both Meredith Wrye and Kylie Aiken, giving the Vikings’ a 3-1 lead.
  • Sangrey scored on an error by the first baseman to expand the lead to 4-1, and back-to-back base hits by Karlie Jarrett and Brittany Ferrell ensured Berry’s 7-2 victory.
  • On the day, Berry outhit Rhodes 9-4.
  • The Vikings also committed no errors to Rhodes' three.

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Katlin Seger: 2-for-3, R
  • Ferrell: 1-for-4, RBI, 2B
  • Kylie Aiken: 1-for-3, R
  • Moore: 1-for-2, R, BB, 2 SB
  • Marie Collop: 1-for-3, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 K, W (12-1)
  • Sangrey: 1-for-3, R, RBI
  • Federici: 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs
  • Jarrett: 1-for-3, R, RBI

RHODES STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Kayla Rose: 1-for-3, SB
  • Caroline Sutton: 1-for-3, SB
  • Jill Healy: 1-for-2, R, BB, SB
  • Haley Rath: 1-for-2, RBI
  • Allison Long: 3.0 IP, 4 H, R

NOTABLES:

  • With the win, Berry improves to 32-2 overall on the year, as well as 14-0 in the Southern Athletic Association, claiming their fifth-straight SAA regular season title.
  • Rhodes falls to 20-17 and 8-7.

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will host Millsaps College in their final SAA series beginning next Friday at 4:00pm.

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