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Berry comes from behind to down No. 6 Panthers in SAA Championship final

Berry comes from behind to down No. 6 Panthers in SAA Championship final

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn.—Berry scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to come from behind and defeat the No. 6 Birmingham-Southern softball team to win the 2016 Southern Athletic Association Championship, Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers fell to 36-8, while the Vikings moved to 36-6.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BSC, playing as the visiting team, scored a run in the second on an RBI single by freshman Abby Spencer, and then another in the third on an RBI double by sophomore Micaela Beck.
  • Berry cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Brittany Ferrell, and the Panthers held the lead until the bottom of the sixth.
  • With two outs on the board, an RBI single by Kenzie Fleming tied things up, 2-2, and an RBI double by Elizabeth Frederici put the Vikings up 4-2.
  • In the top of the seventh, BSC got runners to second and third with one out, but Berry retired the last two batters to preserve the victory and win the title.

NOTABLE

  • BSC out-hit Berry, 7-5, led by Spencer going 2-of-3 and freshman Haley Crumpton who was 2-of-4.
  • Junior Taylor Harkins (19-3) took the loss in the circle, throwing the complete game and allowing five hits and four earned runs with three strikeouts.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers will learn if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Regional on Monday, May 9.