SEWANEE, Tenn. – Senior Jena Franks hit a home run in each of the Panthers’ two games today to help the Birmingham-Southern softball team remain unbeaten at 10-0 with two wins against Sewanee, Sunday, on the road.
BSC won by the scores of 14-0 and 14-1, both in five innings, and is now 4-0 in conference play, while the Tigers drop to 0-4 overall and in the league.
In game one, freshman Jordan Allen led with three of BSC’s 16 hits, while Franks and senior Tori Harris led with four RBIs and a home run apiece. Allen also stole three bases. In the circle, sophomore Ronni Ferris picked up the win to move to 6-0, giving up two hits with seven strikeouts in her third shutout of the season.
In game two, the Panthers recorded 14 hits, led by freshman Misha Aldridge with three hits. Franks led with three RBIs, and she and Aldridge each hit a home run. Aldridge also saw her first appearance in the circle, giving up three hits and one earned run with 11 strikeouts in five innings.
Through 10 games (and 10 wins), BSC is now out-hitting its opponents 121-47 and .393 to .205. The team has recorded 18 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs, and 102 RBIs. The Panthers are 21-of-24 on the base paths and have a .984 fielding percentage with only four errors on the season. The BSC pitching staff owns a 1.49 ERA with four shutouts and 91 strikeouts.
BSC is on the road next week for Spring Break, taking on Northwest Florida State College and Murray State College in exhibitions games, March 15 in Niceville, Fla., followed by a doubleheader against Spring Hill College, March 16, in Mobile.