No. 5 Baseball sweeps Centre with 7-1 Sunday win

Matt Brown slides home after a wild pitch (photo by Cari Dean)
Matt Brown slides home after a wild pitch (photo by Cari Dean)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by senior Matt Brown who went 4-of-5 at the plate, the No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team completed a three-game series sweep against Centre on Sunday with a 7-1 victory at Striplin Field.

The Panthers moved to 11-2 overall and 5-1 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Colonels fell to 7-5 overall and 0-3 in the SAA.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After scoring a run in the bottom of the first, BSC pulled ahead 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a two-run double from sophomore Brayden Housel, an RBI from senior Taylor McCracken, and a Brown RBI single.
  • Centre scored its lone run in the top of the seventh on a ground-out RBI by Alex Richardson.
  • The Panthers added the final two runs of the game in the bottom of the seventh when Brown scored on a passed ball and freshman Preston White drew a walk with the bases loaded.

NOTABLE

  • Brown went 4-5 to lead the Panthers, who racked up 13 total hits.
  • Junior David Scott was 2-2 and junior Sam Roberts was 2-4.
  • Senior Kyle Royalty (2-0) started on the mound and got the win, throwing six innings and giving up four hits and no runs with four strikeouts.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers will host Huntingdon on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Emory and Henry on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.