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No. 16 Softball cruises past Covenant at home with two 8-0 victories

Micaela Beck (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Micaela Beck (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 16 Birmingham-Southern softball team picked up two shutout victories at home on Tuesday, defeating Covenant College twice, both by the score of 8-0.

The Panthers moved to 27-6 and have won eight straight games, while the Scots fell to 14-17-1.

GAME 1

  • BSC put up five runs in the bottom of the third inning, beginning with a two-run home run by sophomore Micaela Beck.
  • The Panthers added three more in the bottom of the fourth, and then held Covenant scoreless in the top of the fifth to end the game early.
  • Beck and freshmen Abby Spencer, Haley Crumpton, and Kendall Hamm all recorded two hits apiece.
  • Beck and Crumpton led with two RBI each.
  • Junior Taylor Harkins (15-2) threw the complete-game shutout, giving up only three hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

GAME 2

  • The Panthers scored single runs in the first, third, and fourth innings, and then scored four in the fifth to pull ahead 7-0.
  • With no outs and Spencer on first after a lead-off single, junior Maddie Ridgway bunt singled and went to third on a Covenant error, which allowed Spencer to score to end the game early again.
  • Spencer and Beck were both 2-of-3 at the plate.
  • Crumpton (4-2) started in the circle and threw five shutout innings, giving up only one hit and no walks with eight strikeouts; freshman Peighton Ponder pitched the final inning.

UP NEXT

  • BSC hosts No. 2 Emory this Saturday, April 9, in a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
  • The games will be a Black-Out; fans are encouraged to wear black as BSC attempts to upset its regional rival.