Berea Drops Road Game Against University of the Cumberlands, Second Game Cancelled Due to Weather

Berea Drops Road Game Against University of the Cumberlands, Second Game Cancelled Due to Weather

Williamsburg, KY - Following their home victories against Alice Lloyd last weekend, Berea was looking to continue their winning streak but unfortunately early scores by the Cumberlands put Berea behind in the beginning, making it difficult to catch up and ultimately leading to a Cumberland victory. 

At the bottom of the first, the Patriots made the opening run of the game off of a stolen base. They would score again twice in the second inning, but the Mountaineers held them off in the 3rd. Then they would add one more run in the 4th inning, and Berea held them at that score for the rest of the game.
Looking to make a comeback and tie it up to force extra innings, at the top of the 7th Kourtney Parker doubled to deep left field.  Katelyn Blair followed with a sacrifice bunt, advancing Kourtney to 3rd. Cheyanna Johnson hit a single to left field, allowing Parker to score and giving Johnson an RBI. Hoping to get the bases loaded, Taylor Flowers walked and Riley Wolf made it to 2nd as a pinch runner for Johnson before being forced out. Jaquelyne Howard then advanced to 2nd on Madison Stanfield's bunt as a pinch runner for Flowers. This was followed by Hannah Carter bunting and being tagged out at 1st, which would be the last play of the game.
Katelyn Blair pitched for every inning of the game and had 7 hits and 4 errors.

"For the first game we dug ourselves a hole and got behind early," stated head coach Rusty Whittamore. "We got off to a slow start partially due to the fact our bats were left behind and we received them late.  There were some positives as we were able to battle back and put ourselves in position to win.  In the end we just left way too many baserunners in scoring position.  We are a good hitting team but we need to be more patient at the plate."

For the second game, Berea was ahead 3-0 and looking to tie the doubleheader at 1-1, but the game was called after 3 innings due to the weather.
Whittamore said "Game 2 was off to a good start and we were leading 3-0 when the weather stopped play.  It was unfortunate as we were really starting to gain confidence at the plate.  Hopefully we can continue where we left off heading into our games with Hiwassee this Friday."

To start off your spring break before you head home, come out the athletics complex on Friday March 4 at 3:00 as Berea hosts Hiwassee for a double header.