Baseball Drops Series Opener with Birmingham-Southern

Baseball Drops Series Opener with Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee baseball team were defeated by the Panthers of Birmingham-Southern, 5-3, Friday evening from Striplin Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Birmingham-Southern (27-11, 13-6) 5, Sewanee (21-15, 8-11) 3
Winning Pitcher: Jake Cook (6-2)
Losing Pitcher: Dalton Buckingham (3-4)
Save: Robbie Lively (4)

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HOW IT HAPPENED
-BSC scored three runs in the bottom half of the first inning, but the Tigers responded with two runs in the third. Riley Brandvold recorded a base knock to score Josh Roberts. Later in the frame, Jack Galanek brought Brandvold home via a groundout.

-Birmingham-Southern was unable to give the Sewanee defense a shutdown inning in the bottom half of the third thanks to a homer to right.

-After each team strung together consecutive scoreless innings, Brandvold ended that streak with a dinger of his own to left in the seventh to make it a 4-3 affair.

-BSC added a key insurance run in the bottom half of the seventh to secure the 5-3 victory.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Riley Brandvold went 3-for-5 on the day with two RBI and runs scored each.

-Carter Huffman and Jack Galanek also recorded a multi-hit game with two hits each.

-Dalton Buckingham (3-4) allowed two earned runs on four hits in two innings.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN KEY STATISTICS
-Tyler Wise and Tyler Hamer each tabbed two hits in the contest for BSC.

-Jake Cook (6-2) tossed seven innings for the Panthers, allowing three runs on nine hits with nine strikeouts.

UP NEXT
Sewanee wraps up the regular season with a doubleheader with the Panthers on Saturday.

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