Vikings sweep at Centre

Vikings sweep at Centre

By Mitchell Miegel

Danville, KY.-- Berry College swept Centre College in the first two games of a four-game series. Berry improved to 25-7 and 14-2 in conference. Centre dropped to 8-17 overall and 6-11 in SAA play.

The Vikings' pitching staff limited the colonels to only four hits in the twelve total innings played in both games and improved BC's win streak to eight.

In game one, Kayla Davis (10-2) started the game for Berry and pitched four innings with only giving up two hits and striking out two. Andrea Cole came out of the bullpen to finish the last inning and struck out one. 

Offensively, BC started slow until the third inning when five runs crossed the plate. Sarah Moore led the team going two for three with a triple and single while plating three RBIs. Allison DeBusk went 2-3 with a double and a RBI. The Vikings collected nine hits in the game compared to Centre's two hits.

In game two, the Colonels jumped off to an early one run lead in the second inning. Allie Coronado (8-3) started and finished the game going seven strong innings with only giving up the lone run the second. She allowed two hits but was able to strike out four. 

Berry knocked ten hits in the game. Rachel Bartoe, Sarah Brown, and DeBusk each cracked two hits each. Bartoe hit a double, a home run and collected two RBIs while touching home once. Brown collected two RBIs of her own with a double and a single. 

Berry was able to take advantage of the Colonels six errors in the game. Elysse Petrie started both games for Centre pitching a total of ten innings. She allowed five earned runs out of the 11 that scored while she was pitching. 

Berry and Centre square off again Sunday April 13th in Kentucky starting at noon with the second game scheduled at 2 p.m.