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2013 Baseball Headlines

June 6, 2013
Bruce Maxwell chosen to play on Western Division All-Star Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Former Birmingham-Southern baseball standout Bruce Maxwell has been selected as the starting catcher in the Midwest League's 49th annual All-Star Game. The Mid-Summer Classic is scheduled for June 18, 2013, at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio.

May 8, 2013
Ninth-inning rally not enough as Panthers lose to No. 25 Millsaps in SAA title game, 5-3
JACKSON, Miss.–After trailing 5-0, the Birmingham-Southern baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning but it wasn't enough to overcome No. 25 Millsaps in the title game of the Southern Athletic Association Championship, played at Twenty Field in Jackson, Miss.

May 7, 2013
Baseball falls to No. 25 Millsaps in SAA Championship series, 5-4
JACKSON, Miss.–The Birmingham-Southern baseball team lost a 13-inning heartbreaker to No. 25 Millsaps, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon in the title series of the 2013 Southern Athletic Association Championship.

May 3, 2013
Nordgren voted CoSIDA Academic All-Region
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Junior pitcher Miles Nordgren has been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Baseball Team, it was announced today.

May 3, 2013
Nordgren voted SAA Pitcher of the Year; McCracken is Newcomer of the Year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Junior Miles Nordgren and freshman Taylor McCracken have been voted Southern Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year, respectively, in exclusive voting by the league's head coaches.

April 28, 2013
Baseball advances to SAA championship series next weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The Birmingham-Southern baseball team will advance to next weekend's Southern Athletic Association Championship series.

April 27, 2013
Panthers roll past Berry in SAA Championship, 10-1
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The Birmingham-Southern baseball team continued its march in the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Baseball Championship Saturday afternoon at Striplin Field with a 10-1 victory over Berry College. With the win, the Panthers are now one win away from next weekend's best-of-three championship series to determine the winner of the conference championship crown.

April 26, 2013
Schedule changes for Saturday's baseball games
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Due to the forecast of rain in the Birmingham area on Saturday afternoon, the Southern Athletic Association Baseball Championship has changed its schedule for Saturday.

April 26, 2013
Baseball wins on first day of SAA Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--A complete game gem from sophomore pitcher Blake Stevens and a solid defensive effort earned the Birmingham-Southern baseball team a 5-1 win over Centre College Friday night in the opening round of the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Baseball Championship at Striplin Field.

April 23, 2013
Panthers to host opening round of 2013 SAA Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The Birmingham-Southern baseball team will host one of the two opening rounds of the 2013 Southern Athletic Association Baseball Championship this weekend at Striplin Field.

April 21, 2013
Berry upsets No. 30 BSC in regular season finale
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Thanks to eight runs scored in the top of the third, Berry upended No. 30 Birmingham-Southern at home on Senior Day, 12-6, to close out the regular season.

April 20, 2013
No. 30 BSC wins game two against Berry, 3-1
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Three Birmingham-Southern pitchers scattered five hits and held off a late rally to earn a 3-1 win over Berry, Saturday afternoon at Striplin Field. The victory was the second straight in the three-game series and puts the 30th-ranked Panthers in position to earn at least a share of the Southern Athletic Association title tomorrow afternoon.

April 19, 2013
No. 30 Panthers clinch hosting seed for upcoming SAA Championship with 10-1 win against Berry
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--With a 10-1 win Friday evening against Berry at Striplin Field, the No. 30 Birmingham-Southern baseball team clinched a top-two seed and the privilege to host the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Championship, beginning next weekend.

April 16, 2013
Huntingdon holds off No. 30 BSC, 5-4
MONTGOMERY, Ala.--The No. 30 Birmingham-Southern baseball team suffered its fourth straight loss today, falling to in-state rival Huntingdon, 5-4, at Posey Field in Montgomery, Ala.

April 14, 2013
No. 27 Millsaps sweeps No. 20 BSC with 7-2 win
JACKSON, Miss.--No. 20 Birmingham-Southern lost to No. 27 Millsaps today, 7-2, losing all three games of the conference series to fall to second place in the Southern Athletic Association standings.

April 13, 2013
No. 27 Millsaps takes game two from No. 20 Panthers, 15-5
JACKSON, Miss.--After scoring nine runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie, No. 27 Millsaps defeated the 20th-ranked Birmingham-Southern baseball team, 15-5, Saturday afternoon at Twenty Field in Jackson, Miss.

April 12, 2013
No. 27 Millsaps shuts out No. 20 BSC, 7-0
JACKSON, Miss.--No. 27 Millsaps College held No. 20 Birmingham-Southern to just two hits on the night as the Majors defeated the Panthers 7-0 at Twenty Field in Jackson, Miss.

April 9, 2013
No. 20 BSC wins ninth straight with 9-4 road win over Covenant College
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.--The 20th-ranked Birmingham-Southern baseball team won its ninth straight game Tuesday afternoon, defeating Covenant College 9-4 in Lookout Mountain, Ga.

April 8, 2013
Mayfield named SAA Player of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Sophomore Jacob Mayfield has been named the Southern Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week, the league announced today.

April 7, 2013
No. 20 Panthers sweep Rhodes with 7-5 Sunday win
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The 20th-ranked Birmingham-Southern baseball team completed the series sweep of Rhodes College with a 7-5 victory Sunday afternoon at Striplin Field.

April 6, 2013
No. 20 BSC shuts out Rhodes, 4-0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The No. 20 Birmingham-Southern baseball team gave up only three hits in a 4-0 shutout of Rhodes College, Saturday afternoon at Striplin Field.

April 5, 2013
No. 20 Panthers hang on to win game one against Rhodes, 4-2
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Senior Blake Yance struck out all three Rhodes batters in the top of the ninth inning to help No. 20 Birmingham-Southern defeat the Lynx in game one of the Southern Athletic Association series, 4-2, Friday evening at Striplin Field.

April 3, 2013
No. 20 Panthers win fifth straight with 12-1 rout of Emory
ATLANTA, Ga.--No. 20 Birmingham-Southern scored 12 runs while holding Emory to only two hits en route to a 12-1 victory against the Eagles, Wednesday afternoon at Chappell Park in Atlanta, Ga.

March 30, 2013
No. 22 Panthers complete series sweep of Centre
DANVILLE, Ky.--The 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern baseball team defeated Centre College twice today to complete the three-game series sweep of the Colonels, winning 11-2 and 4-2.

March 29, 2013
No. 22 Panthers down Centre, 7-5, in 10 innings
DANVILLE, Ky.--After tying it up with a run in the top of the ninth, the No. 22 Birmingham-Southern baseball team scored twice in the top of the 10th while holding Centre scoreless to win 7-5, Friday evening at Gary Wright Field in Danville, Ky.

March 24, 2013
No. 17 Panthers wrap up series with 5-2 win against Hendrix
CONWAY, Ark.--Courtesy of three runs in the top of the sixth inning, the No. 17 Birmingham-Southern baseball team defeated Hendrix today, 5-2, to take the road series and move to 8-1 in the Southern Athletic Association.

March 19, 2013
BSC Baseball Edges LaGrange 6-4
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern (15-7) jumped out to an early big lead and then held on for 6-4 win over LaGrange College (11-12) Tuesday at Stiplin Field.

March 10, 2013
Panther Baseball Falls To No. 8 Adrian And IWU On Sunday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern baseball (11-6) could not get the offense clicking while dropping a pair of games to No. 8 Adrian, 5-2, and Illinois Wesleyan, 4-1, Sunday at Striplin Field.

March 9, 2013
BSC Baseball Comes Up Short In Extra Innings Against Huntingdon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tyler Blackwell drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the tenth inning to give Huntingdon College a 4-3 win over Birmingham-Southern (11-4) Saturday at Striplin Field.

March 6, 2013
Big Eighth Rallies BSC Past Emory, 7-2
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tenth ranked Birmingham-Southern (11-3) struck for seven runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase two-run deficit on its way to a 7-2 win over Emory University (6-5) Wednesday at Striplin Field.

March 3, 2013
BSC Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Sewanee On Sunday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern (10-3; 3-0 SAA) rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to erase 1-0 deficit and take a win 4-1 over Sewanee (5-4; 0-3 SAA) in game two of a Southern Athletic Association doubleheader Sunday at Striplin Field. The Panthers won game one 8-0.

March 2, 2013
Panther Baseball Rolls Past Sewanee, 9-1
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jacob Mayfield had a home run, two doubles and five RBI to lead Birmingham-Southern baseball to an 11-1 Southern Athletic Association win over Sewanee (4-3; 0-1) Saturday at Stripling Field.

February 25, 2013
David Bourbonnais Receives SAA Weekly Baseball Honor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore right-hander David Bourbonnais has been named the Southern Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week announced by the league office on Monday.

February 24, 2013
BSC Baseball Upends North Park And Transylvania
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern (7-3) used two eighth inning rallies to earn wins over North Park (0-3) and Transylvania (2-1) Sunday at Striplin Field. The Panthers claimed a 6-5 win over North Park and defeated Transylvania 2-1.

February 23, 2013
BSC Baseball Defeats North Park, Falls to Transylvania
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Jacob Mayfield sac-fly in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Birmingham-Southern to a 4-3 win over North Park Saturday at Striplin Field. The Panthers (5-3) fell to Transylvania in the nightcap, 16-0, in seven innings.

February 19, 2013
BSC Gets Midweek Win Over LaGrange, 9-4
LAGRANGE, Ga. – Brandon Perry went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI to lead Birmingham-Southern (4-2) to a 9-4 win over LaGrange College (2-6) Tuesday at Phil Williamson Stadium at Cleaveland Field.

February 17, 2013
BSC Baseball Cruises Past Piedmont College, 11-1
DEMOREST, Ga. – Paul Caudill pitched five scoreless innings with five strikeouts help Birmingham-Southern (3-2) earn an 11-1 win over Piedmont College (3-5) in the final game of the Piedmont Spring Classic on Sunday.

February 16, 2013
Millsaps College Hands BSC Second Straight Loss
DEMOREST, Ga. – Millsaps College (1-2) totaled 20 hits and took advantage of five Birmingham-Southern (2-2) errors en route to a 21-5 win Saturday at the Piedmont Spring Classic at Loudermilk Field.

February 15, 2013
Big Second Inning Lifts Lynchburg To Win Over Panthers
DEMOREST, Ga. – Lynchburg College scored seven unanswered runs and took advantage of three Birmingham-Southern errors en route to a 7-2 win in the Piedmont College Spring Classic Friday at Loudermilk Field.

February 8, 2013
BSC Baseball Wins Season Opener Over Mississippi College, 5-2
JACKSON, Miss. – Blake Stevens pitched struck out six Mississippi College (1-0) batters and got plenty of offensive to help Birmingham-Southern baseball (0-1) to a 5-2 win over Mississippi College (0-1) in the season opener for both schools at Twenty Field.

January 3, 2013
Baseball ranked fourth in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has ranked the Birmingham-Southern baseball team fourth in the nation in its 2013 NCAA Division III Preseason Poll.

October 3, 2012
Baseball opens Black and Gold Series
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham-Southern baseball team opened its annual fall Black and Gold Series this week at Striplin Field.