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No. 7 Panthers win 4-3 in extra innings in SAA Championship

No. 7 Panthers win 4-3 in extra innings in SAA Championship

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.

NOTABLE

  • 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.

UP NEXT

  • BSC will face fifth-seeded Berry, who defeated fourth-seeded Millsaps in game one today, tomorrow at noon.