The win halts a four-game losing skid for the Vikings who improve to 12-9 this season, while the Hawks drop to 12-15 with the loss.
Jarrett Northcutt started the ninth-inning rally for the Vikings by drawing a leadoff walk. Isaac Hardee made it back-to-back walks and advanced Northcutt to second. After a strikeout failed to advance the runner, Hardee was picked off at first during Terry’s at-bat.
Terry delivered by slapping a single to centerfield that allowed Northcutt to score the go-ahead run from second. Terry finished the day 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored.
The late rally gave the win to reliever Scott Pollock (2-2) who came on to pitch the final two innings. For Shorter, it was reliever Chad Hodges (3-3) that suffered the loss after giving up the late-inning walks.
The two teams will complete the weekend series on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
Berry women stay unbeaten
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Berry women’s tennis team remained unbeaten with an 8-1 win over Oklahoma Baptist on Friday. With the win, the Lady Vikings are now a perfect 6-0 this season.
Berry won a pair of close doubles matches but came out with the 3-0 sweep. Marina Lebrao and Barbara Tomai cruised to the easy 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. However, the Lady Vikings had to hang on for a close 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles where Stephanie Herz and Kendal Ruffner downed Paula Costa and Lili Ferriera. Berry’s Kirstin Ruffner and Jennifer Tinnell won No. 3 doubles 8-4 over Camber Robinett and Mariana Rosa.
In singles action, the Lady Vikings took five of the six matches. Kirstin Ruffner and Tomai both won 6-1, 6-1 over Katie Halbesleben and Rosa respectively.
Berry men fall to Oklahoma Baptist
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Berry men’s tennis team had its two-game win streak snapped on Friday following an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma Baptist. With the loss, the Vikings drop to 2-4 this season.
Berry’s lone win came at the No. 1 singles position where Marcelo Peterlini took down Sergij Babic 6-0, 7-5. Peterlini is 5-1 this season playing at the No. 1 singles position.
The Vikings suffered a sweep in the doubles portion of the match losing 8-3 at No. 1 doubles and then 8-2 at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
Berry women fourth at Jekyll Island Invitational
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — Callie Bennett shot a 79 to lead the Berry women’s golf team to a fourth place finish in the first round of the Jekyll Island Invitational on Friday. There are 20 teams competing in the two-day tournament hosted by Oglethorpe at the par-72, 5,819 yard Indian Mounds Golf Course.
Bennett’s 79 has her tied for seventh place out of the 130-player field. She helped Berry shoot a team score of 333, which is fourth place. Methodist is leading the field with a score of 315, followed by Illinois Wesleyan at 324 and Birmingham Southern at 328.
Both Jayne Curtis and Callie Bennett shot opening rounds of 81 and are tied for 13th place. Sarah Blackmon-Hughes carded an opening round score of 92 to round out the Lady Vikings top four. Susan Doane finished the day shooting 112.
The team will be back in action on Saturday with a tee time set for 8 a.m.