Falcons drop conference series against Columbus State

Published 12:13 pm Monday, April 2, 2012

In game two, Columbus State took the early lead as the Cougars scored two runs in the first and three in the third to take a 5-0 lead. Montevallo eventually got on the board in the fifth as Peterson hit an RBI double down the left field line to score Willoughby who reached on an inning-opening single.

Montevallo scored another run in the sixth as Willoughby hit an RBI double to score sophomore Alec Stiver who had reached on a fielder’s choice. The Falcons cut the lead to just two in the seventh as junior Mark Strong singled in Andrews who had reached on a lead-off single.

The Cougars built a cushion in the bottom half as they scored a pair of runs off a two-run double.

Montevallo nearly tied the game in the eighth as they scored a pair of runs on a two-RBI single through the left side by Peterson which scored Fulmer and Willoughby who had reached on a hit and a walk. After a walk by freshman Vinny Rodriguez, the bases were loaded with one out. UM was unable to move any more of the runners as a strikeout and a groundout ended the inning.

Montevallo went down in order in the ninth to end the game down 7-5.

The Falcons will return to action Wednesday, April 4 at 5 p.m. as they travel to the University of West Georgia for a single game.