Offense Falls Short as Berea Loses Two To Cumberlands

Offense Falls Short as Berea Loses Two To Cumberlands

After a scoreless first inning, the Patriots got on the board first with a LaTron Hunter walk, single by Goodman, an error by Ryan Blevens at second base, and a sacrifice fly by Roger to put the University of the Cumberlands up 2-0 in the second inning.

UC added another run in the top of the third inning, as Jesse Reyes singled, stole second, took third on a Chad Brown balk, and was brought in by a Stone Osborne sacrifice fly. Cumberlands would add another three runs in the fourth on back to back RBI singles by Jesse Reyes and Stone Osborne and an error on Devin Belleville at third.

Berea would score one run in the bottom of the fourth on an error by Luis Hernandez that would score Ryan Akins, who reached on a single to right- the only hit Berea had amounted to that point.

Chad Brown would exit after his sixth inning of work, giving up eight hits, and six runs (four earned). He would be relieved in the top of the seventh by Tyler Stafford, who would pitch a scoreless 7th inning.

Berea was unable to claw their way back into the first game, notching only one run off Ricky Osorio, the Patriot starter (5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER), and only notching one hit off Brantley Bray, who relieved Osorio in the bottom of the 6th inning (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R) and kept the lead safe for the Patriots, who won game one by a score of 6-1.

Game two would put Michael Smithers on the mound for Berea College. He would give up one run in the top of the second after a wild throw from the shortstop Chris Works, and then another four runs in the top of the fifth after a Bagnara single and Goldberg triple. Goldberg would come in after a Smithers balk. Spata and Osborne would single and double to plate one more run in the fifth, and another throwing error on Works allowed Hunter to score, bringing the score to 5-0 in favor of the Patriots.

Berea would bounce back to plate one in the bottom of the sixth after an infield single from Devin Belleville would score Logan Hunt. The Patriots would add three more runs in the top of the seventh, and would finish the game up by a score of 8-1.

Berea will be back in action next Friday, as they take on Tennessee Temple at the Berea College Sports Complex. They will play one game on Friday, and two on Saturday.