Late rally not enough as Scots fall to Berry 12-7

Late rally not enough as Scots fall to Berry 12-7

The Maryville College baseball team dropped a non-conference challenge to Berry College on Tuesday evening by the score of 12-7 on MC's Scotland Yard.

 

Scots' first baseman Joey Tomlinson went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI, but MC could not recover after an 8-1 deficit following the first four innings. Tomlinson's first home run of the season, an opposite-field shot, was Maryville's only run until the sixth inning.

 

RBI singles by Tomlinson and Drew Johnson brought the score to 9-3 at the end of the sixth inning.

 

The Scots rallied for four runs in the seventh when Christian Poulsen and Ryan Jones singled in runs before Drew Johnson lifted a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Peyton Sawyer. Poulsen scored MC's final run on a wild pitch making the score 9-7.

 

Berry posted an unearned run in the eighth before catcher Weston Bray singled in a run in the ninth. The Vikings tallied their final run on a Dylan Beasley RBI fielder's choice in their last plate appearance.

 

Garrett West (2-1) earned the win on the mound for Berry going 5.1 innings allowing three hits and a trio of earned runs. Spence Johns earned the three-inning save allowing only three hits over the final three innings.

 

Maryville allowed 11 hits while surrendering nine walks to Viking hitters on the day.

 

The loss drops Maryville to 10-7 on the season while Berry advances to 12-5.

 

The Scots will conclude their spring break in Fayetteville, North Carolina for a series with Methodist University slated to begin on Saturday.