MOUNT BERRY, Ga.--Host Berry College used a six-run fifth inning to earn a 10-3 comeback victory over the previously undefeated Adrian College baseball team on Saturday afternoon.
= Final Scoreline: Berry 10-14-1, Adrian 3-9-3
= Location: William R. Bowdoin Field, Rome, Ga.; Weather: Clear, 62 degrees, Wind S 9 mph
= Records: Berry Vikings--8-4 overall; Adrian Bulldogs--3-1 overall
=National Rankings: Adrian ("RV" National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association/D3baseball.com, 34 points; No. 39 American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, 188 points)
= Junior Jordan Torrento chipped in a double.
= Zack Walch went 3-for-3, including a double, with three runs scored along with a walk.
= Spence Johns was 2-for-5 with three runs batted in.
= Jacob Delk, Quinn Smith and Devin Post also had two hits apiece. Smith had two RBI.
= Ben Coker (W, 3-1) started seven innings while allowing two runs (1 earned), six hits and a walk. He recorded seven strikeouts.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Berry outhit Adrian 14 to nine.
= Things started well enough for the Bulldogs, who led 2-0 by the fourth inning. Senior Frank Resto had a RBI-single to left field in the top of the second inning to stake Adrian a 1-0 lead. Two frames later, Richardson doubled, then stole third base and would score on an error by the center fielder.
= Johns put the Vikings ahead to stay, 3-2, with a two-run single to left-center field as part of a six-run frame in the fifth. Berry scored four other runs on a throwing error, twice on a RBI-groundout and a single.
= Berry scored four more insurance runs over the next three innings.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Berry takes a 2-1 lead in the all-time series that started in 2015. The Vikings also won last season, 4-2, on Feb. 26.
= Adrian continues its southern spring break tour on Sunday against Marietta College on the Berry College campus, starting at noon.
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