BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th, the No. 7 Birmingham-Southern baseball team used a suicide squeeze to win the game-winning walk-off run against Sewanee in the opening round of the Southern Athletic Association Championship, Friday evening at Striplin Field.
The top-seeded Panthers moved to 31-9, while the eighth-seeded Tigers fell to 5-34.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sewanee got off to a quick start, scoring twice in the top of the first inning, and then went up 3-0 in the third, which would be its final run of the game.
- Two runs in the bottom of the third and another in the fourth tied things up.
- In the bottom of the 11th, freshman A.J. Hunt led off with a double and moved to third on a sac-bunt by freshman Preston White.
- After freshman Tyler Hamel was hit by a pitch to reach first, sophomore Brayden Housel put a bunt down the first base line and Hunt was safe at home under the tag to win the game for the home team.
- Junior David Scott led at the plate, going 3-of-4, and Hunt was 2-of-5.
- Junior Stephen Himic started and threw nine innings, picking up eight strikeouts, but senior Wilson Jamison (1-1) came in for the final two innings and got the win.
- BSC will face fifth-seeded Berry, who defeated fourth-seeded Millsaps in game one today, tomorrow at noon.