Pair of big innings send Vikings past Scots 14-6

Pair of big innings send Vikings past Scots 14-6

Berry College took advantage of seven Maryville College miscues to give the Scots' diamondmen their first loss of the season 14-6 in Rome, Georgia on Wednesday evening.


Maryville took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Hayden Hollingsworth scored on a Peyton Sawyer sacrifice fly.


Four hits and an MC error led to a five-run inning in the Vikings' first plate appearance.


Trailing 5-1, the Scots rallied for a pair of runs in the third inning. Jake Petersen and Dew Johnson each recorded RBI singles to make the score 5-3.


Berry posted another big inning in the 4th. Four hits and three walks kept constant pressure on the Scots defense while pushing the score to 9-3 in favor of the Vikings.


Berry added insurance runs in each of their final innings while MC added three runs in the 7th. Maryville took advantage of three Berry errors to post their final three runs.


Berry College (3-2) was led on the mound by Dylan Beasley. The right-hander scattered three hits over five innings of work to earn his first win of the season. Second baseman Spence Johns led the Vikings' 13-hit attack going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI. Third baseman Devin Post went 2-for-4 with a game-high four RBI.


Maryville College (3-1) tallied only four hits during the road trip. Center fielder Jake Petersen finished 2-for-2 with an RBI and run scored. Damian Lusby took the loss on the mound after allowing six earned runs and five hits over his three-inning start.


The Scots will prepare to host Lynchburg College for a three-game series this weekend on Scotland Yard. The home opener against the Hornets is slated for Saturday at 1:00 p.m.