Baseball Swept by Berry College

The Emory & Henry baseball team just finished up a 3 game series this past weekend, against Berry College, down in Mount Berry, Ga.

The series started off Saturday with a double-header, both games consisting of 7 innings. Game 1 pitted the senior right handed hurler Garret Butler on the mound.

By the end of the second inning, Berry had a 6-0 lead over the Wasps. The Wasps finally got something going in the top of the 4th inning when Carson Bryant brought home Ben Sexton on a sacrifice fly. In the 6th inning Berry ticked on 3 more runs to up the score to 9-1 and that would end up being the final. Butler took the loss on the mound giving up 6 runs in 5 innings of work. Only 2 of the runs were earned.

In game 2 the Wasps saw the same struggles that they had in game 1. Senior Nick Lesnak took the hill for the Wasps. Berry would end up getting on the board early in the first, making the score 1-0. No runs after that would be scored by either team, up until the 5th inning, as Berry tacked on one more run to make it 2-0. In inning 6 Berry added 3 runs to raise the score to 5-0. In the final inning the Wasps were able to get 2 runs thanks to RBI base hits from sophomores Ross French and Logan Forster but that is as close as the Wasps would get, falling 5-2. Lesnak suffered the loss in 6 innings of work, giving up 5 runs. In the final game of the series the Wasps put the first-year right hander Toby Robson out on the mound for the 9 inning contest. In the 1st inning the Wasps got on the board early as senior Ben Sexton would get balked home.

In the 3rd inning the Wasps leading 1-0, but that lead would quickly disappear as Berry put 4 runs on the board to take a commanding 4-1 lead. In inning 6 Eli Straw was able to get 1 run back for the Wasps on an RBI single. Berry answered right back putting up 2 runs of their own in the bottom part of the frame. With the score at 6-2 in the 7th inning Emory was able to get 2 runs of their own as junior Josh Macek drove in 2 on an RBI single. The Wasps were able to get one more run in the 8th inning but that’s as close as they would come, falling 6-5, completing the sweep for Berry.

The losses put the Wasps record at 0-6 on the season. E&H will be in action at home this weekend for a 3 game series against Johnson University. Friday will be a 9 inning game a 2 p.m., while Saturday will consist of two 7 inning double-headers, beginning at 12 p.m.

– Andrew McClung

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