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No. 4 Baseball downs Belhaven in regular season finale, 10-9

David Scott (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
David Scott (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—An RBI double by junior David Scott in the bottom of the eighth gave the No. 4 Birmingham-Southern baseball team the go-ahead run to edge Belhaven, 10-9, Tuesday evening at Striplin Field.

In the regular season finale for both teams, the Panthers moved to 35-10, while the Blazers end their season at 20-18.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Belhaven opened the top of the first by scoring two runs, and the Panthers answered in the bottom half of the inning with a run on a sac-fly by junior Sam Roberts.
  • The Blazers pulled ahead 3-1 in the third before BSC pulled ahead, 4-3, with three runs in the bottom of the third.
  • Belhaven tied it up in the fourth, but the Panthers kept scoring, adding four in the bottom of the fourth, all RBI singles, to pull up 8-4.
  • The Blazers cut the lead to 8-7 in the top of the sixth, but an RBI double from freshman Mason Englet in the bottom of the seventh put the Panthers up by two, 9-7.
  • Belhaven came back to tie things up in the eighth when Terrell Hodges hit a towering two-run home run over the left field fence.
  • With two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the eight, Scott doubled down the right field line to plate junior Jacob Drescher for the go-ahead and game-winning run.
  • Senior Wilson Jamison retired three straight Belhaven batters, including two strikeouts, in the top of the ninth to clinch the win for BSC.

NOTABLE

UP NEXT

  • BSC hosts the Southern Athletic Association Championship title series this weekend, playing as the top seed against third-seeded Rhodes.
  • Game one will be Friday night at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Saturday game at 1 p.m. and then 4:15 p.m. if necessary.