BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 14 Birmingham-Southern softball team picked up two big wins at home on Saturday, upsetting No. 2 Emory twice at BSC Softball Park, winning by the scores of 6-4 and 4-1.
The Panthers moved to 29-6 with their ninth and tenth straight victories. The Eagles fell to 32-4 on the season.
- Emory got off to a quick start, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.
- BSC answered in the bottom of the frame when junior Maddie Ridgway scored on a wild pitch.
- The Panthers took the lead in the third on a two-RBI double by sophomore Micaela Beck, and a two-RBI double and a Beck RBI single in the fourth put BSC up 6-2.
- Sacrifice fly-outs by Janelle Turnquest in the fifth and seventh cut the lead to 6-4 before junior Taylor Harkins struck out the last batter to preserve the win for the home team.
- Harkins (16-2) threw the complete game, giving up 10 hits and four earned runs with seven strikeouts.
- Beck was 2-of-3 at the plate with three RBI, while Crumpton and Ridgway were both 2-of-4.
- This time BSC scored first, plating three runs in the third thanks to a Ridgway RBI double, a run scored on an Emory balk, and an RBI double by freshman Savannah Lee.
- The Eagles scored their lone run of the game in the sixth before the Panthers scored once more in the bottom of the sixth when junior Torrie Garner hit her second home run of the year.
- Six different Panthers had single hits in the game.
- Crumpton (5-2) pitched the complete game and allowed five hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts.
- BSC travels to face LaGrange this Wednesday, April 13, in a 4 p.m. EDT doubleheader.