By: Adeline Pearman, Sports Information Assistant
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - In a back-and-forth contest that scattered 22 combined hits, the Vikings were just edged by the top-ranked team in the nation with a 6-5 final.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
• In top of the third, Emory would answer with Jeff Ronpirin doubling to left to score two, taking the lead 2-1.
• Emory would add three in the top of the fifth to regain the lead 5-4.
• Berry again responded in the bottom half of the fifth after Alfred Francis doubled to left, scoring Skelton.
• The Eagles would seal the win in the top of the eigth after Christopher Stern shot a sacrifice fly to right field.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
• Austin Haight: 2-for-4, R
• Alfred Francis: 2-for-4, R, RBI
• Casey Whitaker: 2-for-4, R
• Slade Dale: 2-for-4, 2 RBI
• Dylan Beasley: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 K
• Jackson Byrd: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K, L (1-1)
EMORY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
• Christopher Stern: 1-for-2, 2 R, RBI
• David Draper: 2-for-5, R, RBI
• Wilson Morgan: 2-for-4, R
• Ryan Adelman: 1-for-3, R
• Richard Brereton: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K, W (2-0)
• Kyle Monk: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K, Sv (3)
• Berry will travel to Conway, Ark., to open conference play against the Hendrix Warriors on Saturday. Game one of the doubleheader is set for 2:00 PM.