MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern baseball team lost the high-scoring series finale 16-10 at Berry College on Saturday, falling to 7-9 on the year.
An eight-run bottom third and four-run fourth for the Vikings put the Panthers in an early hole from which they could not recover. BSC scored its 10 runs with a four-run third, followed by two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Junior right-hander John Michael Shirley (Mobile, Ala./UMS-Wright Prep) got the start for the Panthers. Shirley threw two and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs off five hits. Only three of the runs were earned. He struck out two batters and walked three.
On the offensive side, seven different Panthers had RBIs including two RBIs each by Richie Misischia (Dothan, Ala./Regis HS), Will Toner (Atlanta, Ga./Marist HS) and Tyler Wise (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park HS).
Birmingham-Southern's next game will be at home on Thursday, March 15 when the Panthers host Stevens Institute. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.