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Closed Faculty Stays Alive in Division III Faculty World Sequence With Stroll-Off Homer

If you look on Birmingham-Southern College Wikipedia page, you’ll find a lot of past tense: Birmingham-Southern was this. Birmingham-Southern was that. Fortunately, despite the tiny liberal arts college’s closure on Friday, the school’s baseball team very much still is. The Panthers defeated Randolph-Macon 9-7 Saturday in nine innings to remain alive in the Division III

Closed Faculty Stays Alive in Division III Faculty World Sequence With Stroll-Off Homer

In the event you look on Birmingham-Southern Faculty Wikipedia page, you will discover a variety of previous tense: Birmingham-Southern was this. Birmingham-Southern was that.

Fortuitously, regardless of the tiny liberal arts faculty’s closure on Friday, the college’s baseball group very a lot nonetheless is.

The Panthers defeated Randolph-Macon 9-7 Saturday in 9 innings to stay alive within the Division III Faculty World Sequence. First baseman Jackson Webster was the hero, clubbing a walk-off house run to extend his college’s existence one other day.

Birmingham-Southern’s story has made waves all through the baseball world, because the group tore off 19 wins in 23 video games after information of its college’s closure turned public.

Jackson Webster’s dad says, “Do your job, Jackson!” And he does! He blasts a two-run walkoff house run and @BSCsports continues to be alive! Last: Birmingham-Southern 9, Randolph-Macon 7. #d3baseball pic.twitter.com/0McnlJ0WCu

— D3baseball (@d3baseball) June 2, 2024

Based over a century in the past, Birmingham-Southern has lengthy had a level of identify recognition on the earth of school sports activities. Its soccer team had credibility as a serious college within the Twenties, and it briefly gave Division I a try within the 2000s.

The Panthers will play both Salve Regina or Wisconsin-Whitewater Sunday afternoon in Eastlake, Ohio.

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