Softball Sweeps at Millsaps on Saturday

Marie Collop
Marie Collop

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Berry College softball team defeated Millsaps College twice on Saturday afternoon. Game scores were 6-0 and 2-1.

The wins improved the Vikings to 26-6 overall and 12-2 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Majors fell to 18-18 and 7-7.

In the first game, Kassie Howard and Marie Collop combined to shutout the Majors, 6-0. Howard (18-2) started and got the win for the Vikes. She threw six innings, allowed two hits and fanned five hitters. Collop tossed a scoreless seventh frame for BC.

Collop led the Vikings at the plate. She went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and scored twice. Sarah Moore went 2-of-4 with a double and Allison DeBusk was 2-for-3.

The score was 1-0 before Berry plated five runs in the fifth inning. Cassidy DeNoon (12-11) took the loss for Millsaps.

Brittany Tuttle, who tripled in game one, led the 2-1 victory in game two. She batted 2-for-3 at the plate. Tuttle and Moore knocked in the sole RBIs for the Vikes.

Four other players contributed hits in the win: Brittany Ferrell, Ally Claytor, Katlin Seger and Kenzie Fleming

Allie Coronado (7-4) earned the win on the mound. Coronado tossed four innings for the Vikes, allowing only five hits and one run. Howard earned her first save of the year, tossing the final three frames for Berry.

The Vikings and Majors close their SAA series with a single game on Sunday.