No. 6 Softball wins two at LaGrange

Haley Crumpton (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Haley Crumpton (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

LaGRANGE, Ga.—The No. 6 Birmingham-Southern softball team extended its win streak to 12 games Wednesday evening, defeating LaGrange on the road by the scores of 2-1 and 7-0.

BSC moved to 31-6, while LaGrange fell to 13-20. It marks the Panthers' second straight 30-win season, and the fifth 30-win season in the program's 15-year history.

GAME 1

  • BSC held LaGrange to only two hits in the first game, with junior Taylor Harkins and freshman Haley Crumpton combining in the circle for 10 strikeouts.
  • Harkins moved to 17-2 on the season after throwing 5.2 innings, with Crumpton getting her first save of the year.
  • BSC scored the first run in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by freshman Savannah Lee.
  • Junior Torrie Garner hit a sac-fly to left field in the third to plate Crumpton and put BSC up 2-0.
  • BSC retired 16 of the first 17 LaGrange batters before the home team got on the board in the sixth, scoring on an RBI single by Brooke Turner.
  • Crumpton struck out all three LaGrange batters in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the BSC win.
  • Lee went 2-of-4 at the plate, with BSC putting up five total hits.

GAME 2

  • Crumpton started in the circle and got the win, moving to 6-2 after throwing four innings and giving up three hits.
  • Freshmen pitchers Leah White and Peighton Ponder combined for the final three innings.
  • BSC recorded three runs in the first, courtesy of a Crumpton RBI double and a Lee RBI single, and then a run scored on a LaGrange error.
  • Another Crumpton RBI double in the second put BSC up 4-0, and a two-run home run by Crumpton in the fourth increased the lead to 6-0.
  • BSC put up its final run of the game in the seventh when freshman Catherine Coffey singled through the left side.
  • Crumpton went 4-of-4 with four RBI, while Lee and freshman Abby Spencer were both 2-of-4.

UP NEXT

  • BSC wraps up regular season play at home this weekend, hosting a conference series against Hendrix with a noon doubleheader on Saturday and a single game at noon on Sunday.
  • After that, the Panthers will begin postseason play at the Southern Athletic Association Championship, April 22-24 in Memphis, Tenn.
  • This weekend's results will determine the tournament seedings; currently BSC and No. 11 Berry are tied at the top of the standings with records of 13-2.