Falcons drop series against Armstrong Atlantic

Published 12:15 am Sunday, March 18, 2012

Montevallo dropped the opening game in the series 15-13 on March 16.

The Falcons trailed the entire game but four runs by the Falcons in the ninth made the game very interesting.

Montevallo was led by Peterson, who went 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of homeruns including his second grand slam in as many games. He scored three times, had six RBI and was hit by pitches twice.

Headley went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Freshman Zack Willoughby was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and three RBI.

Ross was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while junior Andrew Hill, a Pelham High School graduate, went 2-for-4 with a double.

Fulmer was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, an RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch. Dubberly went 1-for-6 with a double and an RBI.

Junior Michael Shreves took the mound for the Falcons and went 5.0 innings with two strikeouts and three walks. He gave up eight hits and nine runs to have his record fall to 1-4 on the season. Senior Drew Boyer pitched the next inning with a strikeout and three runs given up. Sophomore Hunter Stevens pitched the final 3.0 innings with a strikeout, a walk and three runs given up including just one earned.

The Falcons fell behind early as the Pirates scored a run in the first and three in the second. UM finally got on the board in the third with a single run but the Pirates responded with five runs in the fourth. The Falcons matched Armstrong’s five runs in the bottom half as Peterson hit a grand slam.

UM cut the Pirates lead to just two in the fifth as they scored a single run but Armstrong again responded with three runs in the sixth. UM plated a run in the bottom half but again the Pirates matched it in the seventh. After the Falcons scored a single run in the eight, Armstrong scored two in the ninth. UM made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth as they scored four runs but the Pirates got out of the jam striking out the final batter.

The Falcons will return to action Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. as they host Stillman College