Softball Closes Season in SAA Tournament on Friday

Softball Closes Season in SAA Tournament on Friday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Berry College softball team dropped a pair of contests in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament on Friday afternoon, closing their season at 27-13 overall. 

Berry went up 5-1 on Rhodes College in game one today, but the Lynx chipped away to hand the Vikings a 6-5 loss. In an elimination game, Centre College defeated Berry 8-2 to knock the Vikings out of the tournament. 

The team will await a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. 

GAME ONE:

  • Meredith Holland earned the start, tossing 3.2 innings allowing a single run. 
  • The Vikings struck first in the opening frame after Bayleigh Masterson brought in Samantha Crabtree on a sacrifice fly. 
  • Rhodes got one back in the home half of the inning off a Vikings error.
  • Berry then plated four in the third inning off a two-run homer from Masterson and an Abbey Gamble double. 
  • The Lynx began to chip away, scoring two in the fifth and three in the sixth to secure the win.

GAME TWO:

  • Holland again earned the start, tossing 2.2 innings.
  • Centre put up runs in bunches early, plating five runs in the third inning. 
  • The Colonels added a pair in the fourth to take an 8-0 lead.
  • Katlin Seger prevented the run-rule with a two-run homer in the fifth. 
  • Centre kept Berry's bats quiet for the rest of the afternoon to secure the win. 

NOTABLES:

  • Berry's Samantha Crabtree was selected to the SAA All-Tournament team.