Story by student-athlete Ryan Tillman
ROME, Ga. (April 2, 2017) – Despite dropping both games in a doubleheader Saturday, the Sewanee baseball team closed out the series with a 7-5 win over Southern Atheltic Association (SAA) rival Berry, Sunday.
The Tigers sit with an even 14-14 overall record. Sewanee is 6-5 in conference action. The six conference wins are the most for the Tigers since 2006.
Relief pitching rescued the Tigers in the first inning as freshman Jackson Cook came out of the bullpen to pitch five quality innings and earn his third win this season. Cook allowed only four hits over his five frames, allowing just two runs while striking out four.
Back-to-back hits by Jared Demkowicz and Chris McNulty led to three runs with two outs in the first inning. Another single by Max Murray in the fourth, along with sacrifice flies from Jackson Cooper and Trey Akins, accounted for the final runs tallied by the Tigers.
Sewanee will battle conference rival Rhodes next weekend for a three-game set at historic Montgomery Field.