Birmingham-Southern defeated the Hendrix baseball team, 5-2, Sunday to take two out of three in the series at warrior Field.
The Panthers improve dto 17-8 overall and 8-1 in league play, while the Warriors fell to 10-15 and 4-8.
Hendrix took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ryan Ritz led off with a single, stole second and scored on a base hit through the right side of the infield by Matt Simmons. The Warriors added another run in the third when Collin Radack tripled, extending his school-record hitting streak to 24 games, and was driven in on a Simmons sacrifice fly.
BSC cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fourth when acob Mayfield hit an infield single, stole second and scored on a base hit to center field by Ethan Netherton. The Panthers went up 4-2 after a three-run sixth inning on two hits, two hit batters, two walks and an error. Birmingham-Southern added a final run in the seventh when pinch hitter Zach Wagner walked with the bases loaded.
Simmons led Hendrix at the plate with two hits, including a double and two RBI. Five different players recorded RBI for the Panthers.
Hendrix’s Jacob Perschke struck out seven in six innings, but gave up five hits, three earned runs, a walk and hit two.
The Warriors will host the University of the Ozarks at Warrior Field at 6 p.m. Tuesday.