April 29, 2012

Falcons Fall at #4 Tusculum, 6-3

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Montevallo baseball team (24-25) dropped their regular season finale to fourth-ranked Tusculum College (46-8), 6-3. The Falcons were led by senior Chris Ross (Pelham, Ala./Jefferson State C.C.) who went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and a stolen base. While the Falcons battled in non-conference action many of the Peach Belt Conference teams were in PBC action and with losses by both Columbus State University and North Georgia College and State University the Falcons clinched the number two seed in the West Division for the upcoming PBC Tournament.

The Falcons will battle the number three seed for the East Division which will either be USC Aiken or Lander University. The game is scheduled for 8 a.m. central time on Wednesday, May 9 in Columbus, Georgia.

Freshman Zack Willoughby (Boaz, Ala./Boaz) and junior Austin Dubberly (Helena, Ala./Pelham) each added an RBI.

On the mound junior Devon Davis (Mason, Ohio/Indiana Tech) got the start and went 5.0 innings with a pair of strikeouts and a pair of walks. He allowed seven hits and four runs while taking home his second loss of the season.

TC got on the board first with two runs in the second and a third in the third. UM responded in the fourth as Willoughby hit an RBI single to right centerfield to score junior Vincente Andrews (Phenix City, Ala./Chattahoochee Valley C.C.) who had reached on an error.

The Pioneers answered with a single run in the fifth. TC tacked on a run in the seventh and another in the eighth to take a 6-1 lead. UM mounted a small comeback in the ninth as junior Andrew Hill (Helena, Ala./Pelham) and sophomore Will Fulmer (Palm Harbor, Fla./East Lake) hit back-to-back singles after a lead-off foul out. Dubberly provided the first RBI as he hit a grounder to the shortstop which scored Hill. With two outs Ross hit an RBI single to centerfield to score Fulmer and cut the lead to just three. UM's comeback ended with a groundout as the Falcons fell 6-3.

The Falcons will return to action Wednesday, May 9 at 8 a.m. as they travel to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to face the number three seed in the east.