No. 16 Softball shuts out Sewanee twice to complete conference sweep

Amanda Ballew (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Amanda Ballew (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

SEWANEE, Tenn.—The No. 16 Birmingham-Southern softball team completed a three-game sweep of Sewanee on Sunday with two shutout victories, including a no-hitter in the final game, winning 25-0 and 15-0, both in five innings.

The Panthers moved to 25-6 overall and 13-2 in the Southern Athletic Association, while the Tigers fell to 5-14 overall and 0-12 in the SAA.


  • BSC broke the program's single-game hits record with 24 hits, led by freshman Abby Spencer who was 5-of-6 at the plate.
  • The Panthers also broke the single-game doubles record with eight, including two from freshman Elizabeth Sims.
  • Freshman Haley Crumpton (3-2) took the win in the circle, going three scoreless innings and giving up only one hit with four strikeouts.
  • Freshman Peighton Ponder threw the final two innings and also gave up one hit with four strikeouts.


  • Junior Taylor Harkins (14-2) and Sims combined for the five-inning no-hitter; Harkins threw three innings with four strikeouts, and Sims pitched the final two, striking out two batters.
  • The Panthers racked up 17 hits in game two, led by junior Maddie Ridgway going 4-of-4.
  • BSC again broke the single-game doubles record, this time with nine, including two from Ridgway, two from Crumpton, and two from junior Amanda Ballew.


  • The Panthers host Covenant College this Tuesday, April 5, in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at BSC Softball Park.