Birmingham-Southern loses D-III World Series opener 7-5 on same day the liberal arts college closes

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — And the baseball team played on.

Birmingham-Southern rallied before losing its opening game in the Division III World Series 7-5 on Friday, the same day the private liberal art school's doors officially closed after more than 160 years.

The Panthers fell behind 7-0 in the fifth inning to Salve Regina but fought back in style befitting this odds-defying season.

They scored four runs in the seventh to pull within two and threatened in the eighth and ninth innings but couldn't come up with the clutch hit.

"Proud of our guys," manager Jay Weisberg said. "The message in the lo...


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