No. 25 DePauw sweeps series against Panthers

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The Birmingham-Southern softball team dropped two more games to No. 25 DePauw University today, losing by the scores of 8-7 in 12 innings and 8-0 in five innings. The Panthers drop to 21-7 overall and 12-4 in SCAC play, while the Tigers improve to 24-3 overall and 11-1 in the conference.

Birmingham-Southern took a 2-0 lead in the opener with an unearned run in the third and one more in the fourth on sophomore Ashley Bice's RBI double. DePauw knotted the score in the sixth when Ashlee Anton doubled home Amy Hallett and Haley Buchanan followed with a single that scored pinch runner Sam Szyska.

Bice hit a two-out homer in the eighth to put the Panthers ahead again, but DePauw countered in the bottom of the inning as Cymone Allen drove in pinch-runner Alison Towery with a bases loaded single.

Each team scored one in both the 10th and 11th innings before the Panthers plated two in the 12th. In the bottom half of the 12th, Brianne Weeks drove in Towery after reaching on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. Jen Kosinski then delivered the two-out, game winning single.

DePauw totaled 15 hits led by Allen with four and Jamie Story with three. Amy Hallett and Buchanan each had two in the win. Bice had three of the Panthers' 11 hits, while senior Tori Harris and junior Allison Reynolds each added two.

Megan Soultz improved to 17-2 with the win, while sophomore Ronni Ferris dropped to 11-4.

In the nightcap, Kristin Barrow pitched a two-hit shutout in five innings. DePauw scored three in the first, one in both the second and third and three more in the fifth.

Kosinski had three of DePauw's nine hits, while Hallett had two. Barrow improved to 5-1, while sophomore Beth Lefler dropped to 4-1.

The Panthers return home for their final home game of the season this Wednesday, April 14, taking on Spring Hill College in a 5 p.m. doubleheader at BSC Softball Park.