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No. 2 Baseball falls to Huntingdon on the road, 11-9

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

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Huntingdon overcame a six-run deficit Tuesday evening to defeat the No. 2 Birmingham-Southern baseball team on Posey Field in Montgomery, Ala.

The Panthers fell to 18-5 with their second-straight loss, while the Hawks moved to 15-10 with their fifth-straight win, and the fourth-straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent after sweeping No. 14 Piedmont in a conference series this past weekend.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BSC jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second and then led 4-0 after the top of the third.
  • Huntingdon scored a single run in the bottom of the third, then cut it to 4-2 in the fourth.
  • The Panthers added two more runs in the fifth to pull ahead 6-2, then put up another in the sixth and seventh for an 8-2 lead.
  • The Hawks answered in the bottom of the seventh, exploding for six runs to tie things up 8-8.
  • BSC scored another single run in the top of the eighth to pull back ahead, but Huntingdon would score three in the bottom of the eighth, capitalizing on both an error and a balk, to pull ahead 11-9.

NOTABLE

  • The Panthers recorded 17 hits, their second-highest total of the season, led by senior Taylor McCracken who was 4-of-6.
  • A bevy of BSC pitchers saw action, with freshman John Michael Shirley starting and freshman Jake Cook taking the loss, falling to 2-1.
  • The Hawks put together seven hits in the last two innings, finishing the game with 12 hits.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers will host a conference series against Millsaps this weekend, with a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a noon doubleheader on Saturday at Striplin Field.