Panthers Sink Visiting Ducks 9-3

Panthers Sink Visiting Ducks 9-3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern baseball team rebounded from its three-game losing skid with a 9-3 home win over Stevens Institute on Thursday night.

After scoring three runs in the first two innings, the Panthers tacked on six runs in the bottom of the fourth to give them an eight-run cushion. With the Ducks in deep water, the Panther pitching allowed just two runs in the final five innings, sealing the victory for Birmingham-Southern.

Sophomore right-hander Andy Hammond (Oxford, Ala./Oxford HS) got the start on the mound for BSC and threw three solid innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out two.

A six-man committee came in in relief of Hammond to finish out the game.

Sophomore second baseman Will Toner (Atlanta, Ga./Marist HS) was a machine at the plate for BSC. Toner was a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate with a team-high four RBIs and a run scored.

Junior catcher A.J. Hunt (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) also had a day with the bat in his hand, going 2-for-2 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 8-9 on the season.

Birmingham-Southern will hit the road for its next matchup, a three-game Southern Athletic Association series against Sewanee. Game one of the series is scheduled for noon CT on Saturday, March 17.