No. 3 Softball Snags Doubleheader Sweep of Rhodes on Senior Day

No. 3 Softball Snags Doubleheader Sweep of Rhodes on Senior Day

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings move to 31-2 on the year after a doubleheader sweep against conference rivals Rhodes College on Saturday. The Berry College softball team defeated Rhodes College twice with game scores 5-0 and an extra inning 4-3 victory. 

HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME 1):

  • The Vikings opened scoring in game one in the bottom of the fourth off of Kenzie Fleming's sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Kylie Aiken.
  • Berry then added an additional four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, with Aiken scoring on a fielding error. Kayla Sangrey then shot a double to left scoring Meredith Wrye and Marie Collop. Elisabeth Federici then knocked in Sangrey off a single for the Vikings' final run. 
  • Collop tossed a three-hit shutout including 10 strikeouts for her 11th win of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME 2):

  • The Lynx opened scoring in the top of the first with Caroline Sutton scoring on a fielding error.
  • The Vikings quickly answered in the bottom of the first with a Marie Collop two-run homer. Pushing the score to 2-1. 
  • Rhodes took charge during the top of the second with a two run inning with Haley Rath scoring on a passed ball and Caroline Sutton's sacrifice fly to center field, earning an RBI with Jill Healy scoring one more for the Lynx.
  • The Vikings tied it up in the bottom of the fifth with a Kayla Sangrey sacrifice fly.
  • Berry then walked off in the bottom of the ninth with Kylie Aiken just beating out a ground ball to third for the final run of the game. 

BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

RHODES STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Jill Healy: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO
  • Haley Rath: 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Caroline Sutton: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Bri Maniscalco: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, L (10-9)
  • Allison Long: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 2 BB, L (4-6)

NOTABLES:

  • Today was the Vikings' senior day, with six seniors being recognized. 
  • The Vikings maintain their undefeated record in the conference.

UP NEXT:

  • The Vikings will close the set with Rhodes tomorrow at noon.

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