Four Falcons honored by ABCA
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The University of Montevallo baseball team was awarded two spots on the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Southeast Region team as well as two spots on the Southeast Region Gold Glove team.
Sophomore second baseman Austin Dubberly and junior outfielder Chris Ross, both Pelham High School graduates, were named second team All-Region. Junior first baseman Heath Peterson and freshman pitcher Alex Guilford were named first team Golden Glove.
Dubberly and Ross become the first Falcons to be named to the All-Southeast Region squad after the Falcons moved to the Southeast Region two seasons ago. While Peterson and Guilford capture the first ever Southeast Region Golden Glove spots in program history.
Dubberly was named first team All-Peach Belt Conference at the end of the season. He hit .352 with 27 runs scored, nine doubles and 25 RBI. He had a .409 slugging percentage and a .401 on-base percentage. He was 5-of-7 in stolen bases and won the Montevallo Gold Glove Award at the end of the season. He was one of the top hitting second baseman in the region and was also a standout in the field. He missed the last nine games of the season due to injury but put up tremendous numbers despite the missed playing time.
Ross was named co-MVP of the Montevallo baseball team this season as well as Second Team All-Peach Belt Conference. He hit .405 on the season with 39 runs scored, 16 doubles, one triple and two homeruns. He drove in 19 runs while going 12-of-19 in stolen bases. He had a .557 slugging percentage and a .503 on-base percentage. He led the team in batting average, hits, doubles, walks, on-base percentage and was tied for the lead in stolen bases. He was second in runs scored. In the conference, Ross ranked first in on-base percentage, second in batting average, fifth in doubles and ninth in slugging percentage.
Peterson was also named co-MVP of the Montevallo baseball team this season as well as Second Team All-Peach Belt Conference. He committed just two errors all season out of 408 chances. He had a stellar .995 fielding percentage. He hit .364 on the year with 40 runs scored, 14 doubles, two triples and eight homeruns. He drove in 40 runs as well. He had a .607 slugging percentage and a .425 on-base percentage. He was 12-of-16 in stolen bases. He led the team in runs scored, RBI, slugging percentage and was tied for the lead in stolen bases. He ranked second on the team in batting average, hits, doubles, triples and homeruns. In the conference Peterson ranked second in slugging percentage, tied for fourth in total bases, tied for sixth in homeruns, tied for seventh in doubles and was ninth in batting average.
Guilford was one of the Falcons weekend starters this season as a freshman. He had a 4.59 ERA which was fourth on the team and second among starters. He had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage out of 27 chances. He also threw just two wild pitches all season and had just one walk. He struck out 40 while walking just 15. His 68.2 innings were third most on the team. He was named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week once this past season.