Berry Aldridge 2016

Berry Aldridge- Senior Catcher

Armstrong State

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Berry Aldridge’s Armstrong State Career Statistics

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012-13 8 16 5 4 1 2 2 4 1 .250 .368 .313
2013-14 21 63 14 18 2 1 8 9 11 2 .286 .384 .365
2014-15 29 102 18 40 5 4 24 6 13 1 3 .392 .434 .559
2015-16 38 134 24 44 7 2 28 15 18 1 1 .328 .394 .425
Total 96 315 61 106 15 7 62 32 46 5 4 .337 .403 .451
2016 Senior Season
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Total 38 134 24 44 7 2 28 15 18 1 1 .328 .394 .425
Conference 22 76 11 25 4 1 15 8 15 1 .329 .384 .421
Exhibition
Home 20 64 13 15 1 1 7 9 12 1 .234 .338 .297
Away 18 70 11 29 6 1 21 6 6 1 .414 .449 .543
Neutral
Wins 15 49 15 19 2 1 14 10 5 1 .388 .477 .490
Losses 23 85 9 25 5 1 14 5 13 1 .294 .333 .388
January 2 3 4 2 0 5 .667 .900 .667
February 11 32 1 3 4 3 12 1 .094 .162 .094
March 8 31 7 11 1 1 6 1 .355 .344 .484
April 14 56 11 22 5 1 12 7 5 .393 .460 .536
May 3 12 1 6 1 6 1 .500 .462 .583
 2016 Season

January 31– In his first game of his senior season Berry was the DH and number five hitter in Armstrong’s 15-4 win over Paine at Grayson Stadium. Berry went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and he was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance and again in the fifth inning. His base hit was a single through the left side in the second inning. Aldridge scored on a single by center fielder Will Austin in the fourth and a triple by shortstop Chandler Corley in the sixth.

In the second game of the doubleheader Armstrong won 10-0 in eight innings. Aldridge was the starting catcher and cleanup hitter. He went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored. In the first Berry walked and scored on an error. He also walked in the third and the fifth. He scored his second run in the fifth with two outs. Berry flied out to center field in the sixth and singled to the left side in the eighth.

Through two games Aldridge is 2-for-3 with five walks and four runs scored and he has been hit by a pitch twice.  

February 6- In game one of a home doubleheader against Tusculum, Berry was the DH and batted fourth and he went 0-for-3. He struck out swinging in the second and fourth innings and he flied out to right field in the seventh in Armstrong’s 5-1 loss.

In the second game, a 6-1 win, Aldridge was behind the plate batting fourth and he went 1-for-4. Berry grounded out to third base in the first, flied out to center field in the third, struck out swinging in the fifth and he singled to center in a three run seventh.

Through four games Berry is 3-10 (.300) with five walks, four runs scored, three strikeouts and he has been hit by a pitch twice.

February 12- Berry was the DH batting fourth and he went 1-for-5 in Armstrong’s 11-5 loss at USC-Aiken. Aldridge lead off the fourth inning with a single to right field. He also flied out to center field, grounded out to third base and short and struck out looking.

February 13- Berry batted fifth and was behind the plate in a 14-9 loss at USC-Aiken. He went 0-for-5 with a RBI. In the second game of the double-header he came off the bench and played third base.

In seven games played Berry is 4-20 (.200) with a RBI, four runs scored, five walks, five strikeouts and he has been hit by a  pitch twice.

February 20- Berry entered a home game versus Francis Marion in the eighth inning and took over at third base. He went 0-for-2 striking out in the 10th inning looking and reached in the 12th inning on a fielder’s choice. Francis Marion won the game 5-4 in 12 innings.

February 21- In the first game Berry was behind the plate batting sixth. He went 0-for-3. He struck out swinging in the first and fourth innings and he flied out to left in the sixth. Francis Marion won that game 6-5 in 10 innings. In the second game, won by Armstrong 8-3, Berry entered the game in the fourth and played third base. He went 0-for-2. He grounded out to first driving in a run in the fourth and he hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score another run in a seven-run sixth. He also grounded out to short in the seventh.

Through 10 games Aldridge is batting .148 in 27 at bats. He has four hits, five walks, three runs batted in and four runs scored with eight strike outs.    

February 27- In a 9-8 home win over Georgia Southwestern Berry batted sixth and as the DH he went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts and he had a sacrifice fly to right field in a five-run fifth inning. Berry increased the Armstrong lead to 6-1. In game two Berry was behind the plate and he hit fifth and went 1-for-4 with a walk and a runs scored in the fifth. He singled up the middle in the sixth and Armstrong won the game 11-4.

February 28- Berry was not in the starting lineup, but he did play at third base and he went 0-for-2 with two swinging strikeouts in the sixth and eighth in Armstrong’s 6-4 win over GSW.

In 13 games Berry is 5-for-35 (.143) with five runs scored, four RBI’s, eight walks, 12 strikeouts and two sacrifice flies. 

March 1- Berry entered a home game against Claflin in the fourth inning and he went 3-for-3 with three singles- one to left and the other two to center and he scored a run in a 10-3 win.

March 5- In the first game of a doubleheader at Lander Berry started behind the plate and hit sixth. He went 1-for-3 with a single to left in the fifth and a sacrifice bunt in the seventh.

In 15 games Berry is 9-for-41 (.220) with six runs scored, four RBI’s, eight walks, 12 strikeouts and two sacrifice flies.     

March 14– Berry went 2-for-5 in a home game against Morehouse. Berry had a single in the fourth inning and hit a three-run homer to left center field in the sixth. Berry touched home twice.

March 15- In the first game of a doubleheader at Albany State Berry went 1-for-5. He hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth and smashed a RBI double to left center in the ninth. Berry scored one run.

In 17 games Berry is 12-for-51 and is batting .235 with one home run, one double, nine RBI’s, nine runs scored, eight walks, twelve strikeouts and three sacrifice flies.  

March 20- Berry was the starting catcher and went 1-for-4 in a 10-1 home loss to Augusta. Aldridge led off the third inning with a single to left field.

In 18 games Berry is 13-for-55 and is batting .236 with one home run, one double, nine RBI’s, nine runs scored, eight walks, twelve strikeouts and three sacrifice flies.

March 26- Berry went 3-for-4 in a 7-6 win over North Georgia. He had three singles and drove in a run in the fifth and scored a run in that inning and also in the third.

Through 19 games Berry is hitting ,258 (16-62) with one homer, one double, 10 RBI’s, 11 runs scored, twelve runs scored, eight walks and 13 strikeouts  

April 3- Berry played in both games of a doubleheader at Montevallo (Alabama). He came off the bench in game one and went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in. Berry doubled down the left field line in the fourth inning and drove in two Pirates and then he singled to right in the sixth to plate another run. Aldridge also singled in the sixth and reached on an error in the eighth. Armstrong lost 10-5.

In the second game Berry went 3-for-5 with a run scored. He singled to left in the second and scored, popped up to second in the fourth, singled up the middle in the fifth, singled to center field in the sixth and struck out swinging in the eighth.

Through 21 games Aldridge is batting .284 (21-for-74) with a homer, two doubles, 13 RBI’S, 13 runs scored, eight walks and 13 strikeouts. Since the first day of March Berry is on an eight game hitting streak and is batting .500 during this stretch. He is 16-for-32 and has raised his batting average 141 points. 

April 8- Berry went 0-for-3 with a walk in an 8-5 loss at Flagler ending his eight game hitting streak/

April 9- Berry went 1-for-4 with an eighth inning single to LCF and a run scored in a 12-4 loss to Flagler.

Aldridge goes 5-for-5 

April 9- Aldridge went 5-for-5 with four RBI’s and two runs scored in a 13-9 loss to Flagler. Berry singled to right field driving in two runs in the first and singles to left in the second bringing in two more Pirates. He led off the fifth with a single to left, singled to right in the seventh and ended his perfect day with a ninth inning double to LCF.

Through 24 games Berry is batting .333 (30-90) with one homer, four doubles, 19 RBI’s, 18 runs scored, 12 walks and 15 strikeouts. Berry has a .411 on base and slugging percentage.  

April 12- Berry went 1-for-5 with a run scored in a 9-7 loss at Embry-Riddle.

April 16- Berry went 1-for-4 with a walk in a 12-8 home loss to Georgia College. Berry singled to left and scored a run in the ninth. It was his 94th hit of his college career and is was his Senior Day Game.  slideshow

April 17- Berry went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a 6-5 loss to Georgia College. Berry now has 95 hits in his college career.

April 23- Berry went 1-for-3 with with a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a two-run single to left in the eighth inning. Armstrong lost at Columbus 8-6 . The hit was the 96th of Aldridge’s college career.

April 24- Aldridge played in both ends of a doubleheader at Columbus. In game one he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout giving him 97 career college hits. Armstrong lost 12-2.

In game two Berry went 3-for-5 moving his college hit total to 100. He led off the second inning with a homer to center field, doubled down the left field line in the third inning and singled to left center field in the fifth. He scored two runs in a 13-8 loss.

April 27- Berry went 0-for-3 in a game in which Armstrong had only three hits and lost at home to USC-Beufort 3-0.

April 30- Berry went 0-for-4 in a 5-1 home loss to Trinity. Armstrong won the game 5-1. In the first game of the doubleheader the Pirates broke an 11 game losing streak with a 10-2 win.

May 6 and 7- 

Berry Aldridge wrapped up his college career with a big weekend at Belmont Abbey. He went 6-for-12 with six RBI’s.
 
He went 1-for-4 with a RBI single to RCF, with two out in the eighth, in game one.
 
He was 2-for-4 with two RBI’s in game two. He had a two-run double to left in the fifth and he singled to left in the second.
 
In game three, the final game of his baseball career, Berry went 3-for-4 with three RBI’s in a 10-2 Armstrong State win.
 
Berry singled to center field in the first and drove in a run. He hit a sacrifice fly to drive in another run in the fourth and then in his final at bat he made Brian Fitzgerald, his high school coach, very happy with an opposite field single to right to drive in a run in the ninth inning.
 
Berry finished his senior season with the team’s fourth highest batting average at .328. He two homers, seven doubles, 28 RBI and 24 runs scored,
 
After starting off the season 5-for-35 (.143) he finished going 39-for-99 (.394).

Berry Aldridge #8 C/INF

GP 38
AVG .328
HR 2
RBI 28
24
SB 1
STATISTICS CATEGORY OVERALL CONF
Games 38 22
Plate appearances 157 88
At Bats 134 76
Runs 24 11
Hits 44 25
Doubles 7 4
Triples
Home Runs 2 1
Runs Batted In 28 15
Total bases 57 32
Walks 15 8
Hit by pitch 2
Strikeouts 18 15
Sacrifice Flies 4 2
Sacrifice Hits 2 2
Hit into double play 3 2
Stolen Bases 1
Caught Stealing 1 1
Batting Average .328 .329
On Base Percentage .394 .384
Slugging Percentage .425 .421

 2016 Armstrong State Baseball Schedule

OVERALL PCT. CONF. PCT. STREAK HOME AWAY NEUTRAL
18-32 .360 6-24 .200 Won 1 14-13 4-18 0-1
GAMES RUNS BATTING AVERAGE ON BASE PERCENTAGE SLUGGING PERCENTAGE HOME RUNS
50 324 .284 .373 .407 33
DATE OPPONENT NOTES RESULT STATUS LINKS
JANUARY
Sun. 31 Paine @ Grayson Stadium W, 15-4 Final – 7 innings
Paine @ Grayson Stadium W, 10-0 Final – 8 innings
FEBRUARY
Sat. 6 Tusculum L, 5-1 Final
Tusculum W, 6-1 Final
Sun. 7 Tusculum W, 8-7 Final
Fri. 12 at USC Aiken * L, 11-5 Final
Sat. 13 at USC Aiken * L, 14-9 Final
at USC Aiken * L, 8-4 Final
Sat. 20 Francis Marion * L, 5-4 Final – 12 innings
Sun. 21 Francis Marion * L, 6-5 Final – 10 innings
Francis Marion * W, 8-3 Final – 8 innings
Sat. 27 Ga. Southwestern * W, 9-8 Final
Ga. Southwestern * W, 11-4 Final
Sun. 28 Ga. Southwestern * W, 6-4 Final
MARCH
Tue. 1 Claflin W, 10-3 Final
Fri. 4 at Lander * L, 8-4 Final
Sat. 5 at Lander * L, 3-2 Final
at Lander * L, 8-4 Final
Wed. 9 vs. Mount Olive @ Sumter, S.C. L, 6-5 Final
Mon. 14 Morehouse W, 19-2 Final
Tue. 15 at Albany St. (Ga.) W, 15-7 Final
at Albany St. (Ga.) L, 9-5 Final
Sat. 19 Augusta University * L, 4-0 Final
Sun. 20 Augusta University * L, 10-1 Final
Augusta University * L, 8-5 Final
Tue. 22 Albany St. (Ga.) W, 6-4 Final
Fri. 25 North Georgia * L, 6-0 Final
North Georgia * L, 6-5 Final – 11 innings
Sat. 26 North Georgia * W, 7-6 Final
Tue. 29 Belmont Abbey L, 9-7 Final
APRIL
Sat. 2 at Montevallo * W, 10-9 Final – 16 innings
Sun. 3 at Montevallo * L, 10-5 Final
at Montevallo * L, 8-7 Final
Wed. 6 at Morehouse W, 11-3 Final
Fri. 8 at Flagler * L, 8-5 Final
Sat. 9 at Flagler * L, 12-4 Final
at Flagler * L, 13-9 Final
Tue. 12 at Embry-Riddle (FL) L, 9-7 Final
Sat. 16 Georgia College * Senior Day L, 12-8 Final
Sun. 17 Georgia College * L, 6-5 Final
Georgia College * L, 8-3 Final
Sat. 23 at Columbus St. * L, 8-6 Final
Sun. 24 at Columbus St. * L, 12-2 Final
at Columbus St. * L, 13-8 Final
Wed. 27 USC Beaufort L, 3-0 Final
Sat. 30 Trinity Baptist W, 10-2 Final
Trinity Baptist W, 5-1 Final
MAY
Fri. 6 at Belmont Abbey L, 10-7 Final
Sat. 7 at Belmont Abbey L, 15-6 Final
at Belmont Abbey W, 10-2 Final
* Conference
Bold: Home event
2015 Season 

 Berry bombs away in PBC Tourney

The Pirates celebrate Aldridge’s game-winning homer

Aldridge hits walk-off homer in the semifinals

As a Toombs County Bulldog Berry Aldridge is best remembered for his walk-off home run off the left field foul pole, at Jack Jones Field, which gave the Dawgs a 6-5 win over Berrien County in game three of the second round of the GHSA State Tournament.

On Saturday Aldridge opened up the Peach Belt Conference Tourney, in Columbus, hitting a pair of home runs in Armstrong State’s 12-11 win over Francis Marion and then in the semifinals he ended a 7-6 victory over the University of North Carolina- Pembroke with a walkoff homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the ninth. Former Appling County Pirate Tyler Avera ended the Francis Marion game, in the bottom of the ninth, with a walk-off single to center. Watch Avera and Berry’s walk-off winners Video  Toombsnow Rewind- on May 13, 2010 Aldridge hit his walk-off homer vs. Berrien Video  

Aldridge went 2-for-4 against Francis Marion with four RBI’s and the junior ripped his first homer in the fifth.  He smacked a one-out three run blast over the left field fence which put the Pirates up 7-4. Aldridge hit a two-out solo home run over the left field fence in the eighth which tied the game at 11-all. He was 1-for-5 against UNCP. Aldridge has now hit four homers for Armstrong this season and five for his collegiate career. 

In the championship game, Berry went 1-for-5 with a second inning single in a 10-6 lost to Georgia College. Armstrong trailed 9-0 before scoring six straight runs. Aldridge and two other area players made the All-Tournament team. R.J. Dennard, a former Treutlen Viking and Avera from Baxley also were honored. 

Aldridge finished his third season at Armstrong with a .392 average (40-112). He hit four home runs and five doubles. Aldridge dove in 24 runs and scored 18. He walked six times and struck out 13 times while having a .434 on base percentage and a .559 sluggin percentage. Berry led the Pirates in batting average and slugging percentage and he had a .995 fielding percentage. He only made on error all season in 29 games played. He was tied for the team lead in homers with four with Sopertons’s R.J. Dennard.    

May 2- Aldridge was 4-for-4 with three RBI’s in a 5-4 home win over Belmont Abbey. All four hits were singles- two were to right field and two were stroked up the middle.

Aldridge finished the regular season with a .414 batting average. He is the only Pirate to hit over .400. The second highest average was .372. He also had the highest on base percentage at .459. Berry went 36-for-87 with five doubles and a homer. He drove in 19 runs and scored 15. He struck out 10 times and walked six times. 

May 1- Berry went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in a 6-3 home win over Belmont Abbey.
April 26- Aldridge caught both ends of a home doubleheader split with Columbus State. In game one, an 18-2 victory, Berry went 2-for-6 with a run scored and a strikeout. In game two, a 13-5 loss, he was 1-for-4 with a RBI.

Berry is batting .392 with 16 RBI’s and 15 runs scored. He has hit one homer and five doubles.

April 10-12-  Flagler’s Danny Brown (8-3) leads the Peach Belt Conference in wins and he is third in strikeouts with 77. Former Toombs County Bulldog Berry Aldridge went 1-for-4 against Brown in Armstrong State’s 5-2 loss to the Saints from St. Augustine, Florida. Watch HighlightsBrown, a 5-10 senior, doesn’t bring the heat to the plate. Instead, he throws one strike after another keeping almost all of his pitches in the lower part of the strike zone. His specialty is his breaking ball and his change up plus he throws a cut fastball. He also is a righty with a very quirky delivery. 

Aldridge was one of five Pirates who didn’t strike out against Brown and four of those five had a hit or more. Brown struck out seven Armstrong hitters and walked two while allowing six hits. R.J. Dennard, from Soperton, broke up Brown’s no-hitter, with one out in the fourth, with a single through the right side of the infield.

Berry stroked Armstrong’s fourth hit when he singled with a runner on in the seventh. That inning was the only frame in which the two teams touched home plate. Flagler scored five runs in the top of the inning. Armstrong scored on a Zach Lance single and a sacrifice fly to center field, by Will Austin, which scored Aldridge.

Earlier in the game Aldridge grounded out to deep short and to third and in his final at bat he popped up.

In game game of this three game series Aldridge went 3-for-4 in Armstrong’s 12-7 win. Berry drove in two runs and scored two. He singled through the left side in the third to plate a teammate and drove in his second run with a backside hit in the seventh.   

Berry is hitting .413 with one home run, four doubles and 14 RBI’s. 

In the Peach Belt Standings- 18-6 North Georgia is in first place, 16-7 Armstrong is second and 15-8 Flagler is third. 

April 4- Berry went 0-for-3 in the Pirates 10-0 loss to Montevallo.

Berry is hitting .400 with one homer, four doubles, 12 RBI’s, 10 runs scored and one stolen base. His on base percentage is .462. 

April 3- Aldridge went 2-for-3 in Armstrong’s 7-6 home win over Montevallo. He doubled in a run in the seventh inning and scored a run in the 7th which tied the game at six.
March 29- Aldridge started behind the plate and batted fifth in the Pirates 10-2 loss at North Georgia. Berry went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a ground out to short. He led off the seventh inning and was hit by a pitch. With two outs he tried to steal home and was out at the dish.

Aldridge is batting .435 with one homer, three doubles, 11 RBI”s, eight runs scored and one stolen base. His on base percentage is .491.    

March 27- Berry was called on to pinch hit in the eight inning in a 1-1 game at North Georgia. With one out and a runner on second, Aldridge doubled to left field scoring the game winning run in a 2-1 victory. Berry is 7-for-his-last-11 at the plate.
March 21- Berry started behind the plate and batted fifth and went 3-for-4 with three singles in Armstrong’s 5-3 win at GRU-Augusta. This was the second game of a doubleheader and the third game of the series. Armstrong swept the series and is 22-5 overall and 12-2 in the Peach Belt Conference. Armstrong leads the PBC by 1/2 game over North Georgia and the two schools will play March 27 and 28 at North Georgia.

In 12 games Aldridge is 17-for-38 and is hitting .447. Berry now has the top batting average on the team by five points. He has hit one homer, two doubles 10 RBI and eight runs scored.

March 18- Berry hit two doubles in the first two innings of Armstrong’s 14-10 home win over Claflin. Aldridge, who went 3-for-6, doubled to centerfield and drove in a run in an eight-run first inning and he doubled to left in the second. He also added a single in the fourth as he started the game 3-for-3. He reached on an error and field out to right and center in his final three trips to the plate.

In 11 games Aldridge is 14-for-34 (.412) with one homer, two doubles, 10 RBI’s and eight runs scored for the 19-5 Pirates.

March 15- In game one of a doubleheader, Aldridge went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in a 6-2 win at Tusculum. In game two Berry went 1-for-3 with a walk. With one out in the top of the eighth Berry hit a solo home run over the left field fence in a 10-5 loss. His first home run of the season and the second of his career.

Aldridge is batting .393 in 10 games with one homer, nine RBI’s, six runs scored and four walks and four strikeouts.    

March 8- Berry went 1-for-4 with a single through the right side of the infield and he drove in the game-winning run in a three-run eighth reaching on a fielders choice in a 4-3 home win over Lander. The Pirates have  a seven game win streak.  

Aldridge is batting (10-for-24) .417 with 8 RBI’s and five runs scored   

March 3- Berry went 2-for-4 with a walk, 2 RBI’s and a run scored. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Pirates 12-2 win at Claflin..  
February 28- Aldridge went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in a 9-2 Pirate win at Georgia Southwestern and 0-for-1 in a 4-2 12 inning win in game one of the doubleheader.
February 17- Aldridge started behind the dish and battend fifth and went 4-for-6 with a run scored and one batted in as Armstrong beat Paine 14-2 in Savannah.

Aldridge is 6-for-11 on the season and is hitting .545 with six runs batted in and two scored.

Febraury 8- Berry started behind the plate and batted sixth in a 7-5 home loss to Emmanuel. Aldridge went 0-for-3 hitting the ball to right field, first base and up the middle. He is 2-for-5 (.400) for the season with 4 RBI’s.
February 1- Batting seventh and catching, Berry went 2-for-2 with a walk, four runs batted in and one run scored in Armstrong’s 20-0 home win over Salem International. In an eight-run second Berry singled up the middle driving in a pair of runs. He hit a sacrifice fly in the third which scored a run and he singled to right in the sixth to drive in his fourth run of the game.