Story by student-athlete Ryan Tillman
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 23, 2017) – Despite rallying from a five-run deficit which forced extra innings, the Sewanee baseball team dropped a 7-6 contest at No. 4 Birmingham-Southern, Sunday.
The Tigers wrap up their regular season play with an 18-21 overall record and an 8-12 mark in SAA play.
All four Tiger pitchers surrendered at least one run to the potent BSC offensive attack. The Panthers recorded 11 hits while every starter reached base safely at least once.
Tyler Wise and Preston White fueled the fire, combining for three home runs between their two at-bats. Second basemen Jacob Drescher also added in, going 2-for-5 with two RBI.
After loading the bases with two outs in the seventh, the Tigers fought back with singles from Drew Mancuso and Trey Akins. Both players knocked in a run each. Sewanee threatened the Panther lead again in the eighth after a double from Derek Hullings plated Jared Demkowicz. A single off the bat of Ryan Poole then drove home Hullings which tied the game.
The game was ultimately decided by a bases loaded hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning. That allowed Panther center fielder Sam Roberts to score the winning run.