By: Adekale Ande, Sports Information Assistant
LOOKOUT MTN., Ga. —The Berry College softball team start the season 2-0 for the third straight year and the fifth time in program history on Saturday afternoon, topping Covenant College 7-4 and 10-0 in a doubleheader sweep.
The Vikings tallied 26 hits total hits on the day and had strong pitching performances from sophomore Meredith Holland and junior Makenzie Flynt.
- The Vikings offense started off slow until the 3rd inning when Makenzie Flynt scored on an error.
- Kayla Sangrey reached on a fielder’s choice in the top of the 4th and Madison Morgan brought her in on single. Abby Gamble then doubled and brought in Brooke Whittemore to expand the lead to 3-0.
- Covenant plated a pair in the botton of the fifth off a single and a double.
- The Vikings then scored four more runs in the 7th inning to close out the game 7-4.
- Meredith Holland earned the win with six innings pitched allowing five hits and fanning three batters.
- Berry struck first in the second game as well, opening a 3-0 lead in the top of the 4th inning. Kristin Hunt led the way with a bases clearing two RBI triple.
- The Vikings continued their offensive onslaught as they poured on the runs in the 6th and 7th innings putting up seven runs on nine hits.
- Katlin Seger led Berry offensively, she finished the game 4-for-5 at the plate with one 2B and two RBI.
- Makenzie Flynt earns the win (1-0) pitching six shutout innings allowing six hits and striking out three batters.
- Katlin Seger: 6-for-9, 1 R, 2 RBI
- Kayla Sangrey: 4-for-9, 2 RBI, 1 SB
- Bayleigh Masterson: 4-for-9, 3 R, 2 RBI
- Abbey Gamble: 2-for-5, 2 RBI
- Kristin Hunt: 3-for-9, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
The Vikings will travel to Demorest, Ga. and play in the Piedmont tournament against the Averett University Cougars and Emory and Henry College Wasps Saturday afternoon at 2 & 4:00 p.m.