Berryville baseball puts wrap on season

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

PEA RIDGE -- Berryville's baseball season came to an end Thursday afternoon with a 12-0 loss to Pea Ridge in the first round of the 1-4A Conference Tournament.

The Blackhawks scored 11 times in the first inning off junior righty Tate Ferguson, who recorded one out before surrendering the mound to Luke Mock. Ferguson was touched for nine runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out none. Mock went the final 3 2/3 innings in the mercy-rule affair, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk. He fanned one.

"Mock came in and did a really good job actually," Berryville coach Matt Sayer said. "We had a very tight zone and we got frustrated and they hit the ball."

The Bobcats collected three hits as Seth Helmlinger, Justus Summers and Kendal Bryant had a single each.

Ryan Dempster threw out the first pitch of the game. Dempster played 15 years in the Major Leagues with six different teams, finishing his career with the Boston Red Sox in 2013.

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