Errors Plague Baseball Against LaGrange, Vikings Fall 7-4

Errors Plague Baseball Against LaGrange, Vikings Fall 7-4

By: Bryce Koon, Sports Information Assistant

ROME, Ga. — The Berry College baseball team fell on Tuesday night 7-4, to the No. 20 ranked LaGrange Panthers. The Vikings' three errors were too much to overcome, as they dropped to 18-7 on the season.

J.T. Eggert pitched effectively in relief, throwing 3.1 shutout innings and striking out four.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Panthers struck first in the third inning to give themselves a 1-0 lead.
  • The Vikings tied the game, 1-1, in the fifth inning, Quinn Smith scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Zack Walch
  • Later in the fifth, the Vikings took the lead on a sacrifice fly from Evan Romeo scoring Reeve Holley to give Berry a 2-1 lead
  • The Panthers retook and extended their lead in the sixth, pushing across six runs to take a 7-2 lead
  • The Vikings scored again in the eighth inning, when Zach Huie doubled home Romeo cut the lead to 7-3
  • Berry chipped away one final time in the ninth, when Dalton Smith scored on a single by Huie, making the final 7-4

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Zach Huie: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
  • Zack Walch: 1-for-5, 2 RBI
  • Dalton Smith: 2-for-3, R
  • J.T. Eggert: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 K

UP NEXT:

The Vikings hit the road this weekend for a pivotal three-game series with SAA foe Birmingham-Southern, starting Saturday afternoon.