West Throws Complete Game Shutout, Baseball Tops Oglethorpe 4-0

Photo by: Genesis Leggett, Sports Information Assistant
Photo by: Genesis Leggett, Sports Information Assistant

ROME, Ga. — The Berry College baseball team secured a series sweep of the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels on Sunday afternoon, led by a complete game shutout from freshman pitcher Garrett West. 

The victory pushes Berry's record to 18-6 overall and a conference-best 7-2 record. The Vikings hold a one game lead over Hendrix in the SAA. 

West's win was his third of the year. He went a complete 9.0 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out a career-high seven batters.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Berry plated two in the first inning. Zack Walch scored on a wild pitch before a Zach Huie ground out scored Reeve Holley. 
  • Devin Post then added a sacrifice fly in the fourth and sixth innings to give Berry the 4-0 advantage. 
  • West threw a no-hitter after the fourth inning, keeping the Oglethorpe offense in check. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Zack Walch: 2-for-4, 1 R
  • Zach Huie: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI
  • Devin Post: 1-for-2, 2 RBI
  • Garrett West (W, 3-1): 9.0 IP, 3 H. 0 R, 7 K

UP NEXT:

Berry will host LaGrange on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.