DEMOREST, Ga. – The No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team opened its 2017 season with a 3-1 road win over Methodist College Friday afternoon. The Panthers put up two runs in the first inning and one in the eighth to secure the win. Methodist dropped to 2-1 overall with the loss. BSC is now 1-0 on the year.
Ryan Gaines (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody HS) pitched six scoreless innings, striking out four, to earn the win. Easton Fuller (Fairhope, Ala./Alexandria HS) picked up the first save of the season, striking out six in three innings of work.
The Panthers continue play tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET when they face Christopher Newport at a neutral site.