No. 5 Panthers hold off Huntingdon, 6-5

Taylor McCracken (photo by Cari Dean)
Taylor McCracken (photo by Cari Dean)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After scoring the go-ahead run in the sixth, the No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team held on to its one-run lead to win, 6-5, over Huntingdon Tuesday evening at Striplin Field.

The Panthers moved to 12-2 and have won five straight games, while the Hawks fell to 10-7.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Huntingdon held a 2-1 lead after the first inning, but the Panthers pulled ahead in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs on an RBI single by senior Taylor McCracken.
  • BSC added two more in the fourth to pull ahead 5-2, thanks to a two-RBI single by junior David Scott.
  • The Hawks answered in the top of the sixth, tying things up, but the Panthers quickly took back the lead in the bottom half of the frame, scoring a single run on a McCracken sac-fly.
  • Huntingdon threatened to score in the top of the seventh, with a runner being throw out at home after a deep double to right-center.
  • The Hawks got runners to second in both the eighth and ninth innings as well, with the game ending on a double play.

NOTABLE

  • McCracken went 2-3 at the plate with three RBI to lead BSC offensively.
  • Sophomore Ross James took the win on the mound, throwing the fifth and sixth innings, and senior Wilson Jamison came in for the final one-and-one-third inning and got the save.

UP NEXT

  • BSC is at home again tomorrow, March 9, hosting Emory and Henry College at 4:30 p.m.