UM defeats Valdosta State in GSC finale

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 21, 2008


An RBI single by B.J. Holloway in the top of the 10th inning lifted the University of Montevallo to a 2-1 victory over No. 18 Valdosta State University in the Falcons’ final Gulf South Conference baseball game of the regular season Sunday.

The win avoided a sweep by the Blazers, who are one win away from winning the GSC East Division championship.

Garett Mims pitched the final three innings of the game, allowing no runs and striking out three. Jeffrey Reach started for UM and went the first seven innings, allowing one run and five hits.

VSU (11-3 GSC, 30-15-1) scored their run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The score held until the seventh, when Chris Cooper hit a one-out solo home run to center field.

UM had five hits on the day, two each by Cooper and Brantly Clay.

Valdosta swept the Falcons, 8-7 and 1-0, on Saturday.

UM (12-6 GSC, 30-21) has secured at least a No. 3 seed from the GSC East in the conference tournament to be played May 3-7 in Millington, Tenn.

The Falcons travel to Ouachita Baptist University for a doubleheader Tuesday at 1 p.m