Baseball Walks Off in Doubleheader Sweep of Oglethorpe

Baseball Walks Off in Doubleheader Sweep of Oglethorpe

By: Bryce Koon, Sports Information Assistant

ROME, Ga. — The Berry Vikings baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader with the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, claiming game one 8-2 and earning a walk off victory to secure a 4-2 win in game two.

Ben Coker earned the win (2-1) in the first game, throwing 6.1 innings allowing just a single run and striking out seven. William Gibbons earned the win in relief, tossing 4.1 frames allowing one run.

GAME ONE:

  • The Vikings struck first in the bottom of the first inning, as Zack Walch scored on a Casey Whitaker ground out.
  • Oglethorpe tied it up in the top of the second off a double to center.
  • Berry took the lead in the bottom of the second inning, when Zach Huie raced home on an error.
  • The Vikings added another run in the third, making it 3-1, when Spence Johns scored on a sacrifice fly from Huie.
  • In the fourth inning, Berry plated four runs to extend their lead to 7-1. Reeve Holley singled home two runs before a two-run home run off the bat of Whitaker.
  • Berry added an insurance run in the seventh inning, when Weston Bray doubled, scoring Quinn Smith, to make it 8-1.
  • Oglethorpe added one more in the eighth inning, but the Vikings shut down the Stormy Petrels to clinch the 8-2 victory.

GAME TWO:

  • The Vikings scored first in the bottom of the first inning, as Walch scored on a sacrifice fly from Johns.
  • Oglethorpe took the lead in the top of the third inning, making it 2-1.
  • Berry tied the score ,2-2, in the fourth inning, when Smith scored on a ground out from Bray.
  • Oglethorpe would regain the lead in the fifth inning, scoring on a passed ball.
  • The Vikings scored two runs on an error to win the game in the bottom of the seventh.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Casey Whitaker: 2-for-8, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Spence Johns: 2-for-5, 3 RBI, R
  • Weston Bray: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, R
  • Zack Walch: 2-for-5, 3 BB, 3 R
  • Ben Coker: W (2-1), 6.1 IP, 7 K 
  • William Gibbons: W (4-1), 4.1 IP, 1 R

UP NEXT:

The Vikings and Oglethorpe finish the three-game series tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.