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