Scots fall to No. 4 Berry in NCAA Regionals; set for second game today

Scots fall to No. 4 Berry in NCAA Regionals; set for second game today

Maryville College gave up just two earned runs to the No. 4 Berry College Vikings on Saturday morning, but it wouldn't be enough in a 7-1 loss in the NCAA Regionals.

MC tallied a total of six hits to seven by the Vikings, as a trio of errors would prove costly.

Maryville was led by Morgan Brewer's 1-for-3 effort, as she added an RBI. Alexus Murray went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a double, as quartet of other Scots added hits on the afternoon.

Berry College struck in the opening inning, as they took advantage of a pair of walks and a single to load the bases. Elisabeth Federici earned an RBI with a hit-by-pitch to plate Brittany Tuttle, before Shelby Daniel's sacrifice fly scored Kylie Aiken for a 2-0 Viking lead.

Essence Strambler would break the silence for the Scots in the bottom of the first with a single, before Sarah Gordon could earn a walk in the third. MC couldn't push a run across, however, to leave the score at 2-0.

The Vikings would tally four unearned runs in the top of the fifth, however, to extend their lead to 6-0. A walk, a single and a fielding error on what would have been the third out juiced the bags for Berry, as Brooke Whittemore drew a bases-loaded walk to score Aiken with an RBI. Katlin Seger would follow suit to plate Bayleigh Masterson, before Kayla Sangrey's two-RBI single to right would score Whittemore and Shelby Daniel.

Maryville came alive in the bottom of the fifth, as Murray laced a double to left-center to leadoff. Ashton Hayden singled to short, putting runners on the corners, before Brewer would tally her RBI with a single through the left side. Christina White added a single to load the bases, before Kassie Howard would pitch her way out of the inning with a 6-1 score.

Rachel Taylor would add a hit in the bottom of the sixth, but Berry would add a seventh run with a Sangrey sacrifice fly to score Daniel for the 7-1 final score.

Maryville (30-13) saw White, Strambler, Taylor and Hayden each add hits to Brewer and Murray's performance.

Berry College (38-4) was led by Sangrey's 3-for-3 day, as she had a trio of RBI. Aiken and Daniel each went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs in the Vikings' seven-hit attack.

Maryville College will look next to the winner of Emory University and Lynchburg College. That game will be played at 4 p.m. today in hopes of a Atlanta Regional Championship berth.