Berry’s Trent Hillis pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings and Thomas Johnson and Cason Dremann collected four hits apiece to lead Berry to a 7-0 victory at Emory on Tuesday.
Neither team recorded an extra base hit in the game, but the Vikings were able to string together enough offense to give Hillis and three relievers plenty of latitude.
Berry scored its first run when former Rome High star Stephen Gaylor darted home on a wild pitch in the first inning.
That 1-0 lead stood until the fifth inning, when Kevin Scott delivered a two-out single that scored both Dremann and Johnson for a 3-0 lead.
Three more Berry runs crossed in the sixth inning. Christian Champion’s ground ball scored Brandyn Jackson with nobody out.
Later in the inning, Johnson and Dremann delivered back-to-back RBI singles to make the score 6-0.
Hillis struck out six batters while allowing six hits and walking a pair of batters. He was removed with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Reliever Carter Reese retired the first batter he faced to end the inning, and Levi Austin or Josh Dilbeck closed out the win.
Berry’s four hurlers combined to strike out 11 batters while walking just three. The bullpen did not surrender a hit.
The Vikings are scheduled to return to action Thursday when they host Maryville at 3 p.m.
Andrea Cole earned a complete-game victory and Courtney Hodges, Lindsey Campbell and Critter Dawsey each drove in a run as Berry’s softball team defeated Elizabethtown 4-2 Tuesday in Clermont, Fla.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Moravian defeated Berry 5-3.
Against Elizabethtown, Cole allowed one earned run on four hits and a walk in seven innings. The sophomore struck out three batters.
Six different Lady Vikings recorded a hit. Kristen Stoll, Sara Vigue, Courtney Cauthen and Campbell each scored a run in the victory for the surging Berry squad.
The win was the eighth in the past 10 games for Berry, and it enabled teh Lady Vikings to improve 8-4 overall on the year.
In the earlier game against Moravian, Stoll led the Vikings with two hits and and RBI. Jessica Washington and Hodges also drove in a run.
Berry hurler Caillee Shamoun took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) in six innings. She fanned six batters and walked two.
Berry returns to action Wednesday, facing John Carroll and Ohio Northern.
Berry's men's lacrosse team was defeated 14-3 by Misericordia Tuesday evening in Clermont, Fla.
Statistics were not available at press time.
Berry dropped to 2-3 overall with the loss. Misericordia was making its season debut.
The Vikings are scheduled to return to action Saturday against Kenyon.