Falcons clinch postseason berth following sweep

Published 10:53 am Monday, April 9, 2012

Junior Michael Shreves pitched a complete game one-hitter to lead Montevallo to an 11-0 victory over Augusta State in the series opener April 6.

Shreves is now 2-1 in his last three starts with a 1.45 earned run average.

He struck out seven and did not give up a walk or hit by pitch in his nine innings of work tonight. He has now pitched back-to-back complete games for the Falcons and is the only pitcher on the Falcons staff to have a complete game.

Waligora led the Falcons at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with a pair of homeruns, three runs scored, five RBI and a walk. The two homeruns were the first two in Waligora’s career at Montevallo.

Andrews, Peterson and Fulmer all had two hits and an RBI. Andrews was 2-for-4 with a walk, Peterson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a hit by pitch while Fulmer was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.

Dubberly was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Willoughby was 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

Montevallo got on the board in the very first inning as Peterson hit an RBI single through the left side to score Waligora who led off the inning with a walk. Willoughby then laced a triple to right center to score Peterson and Fulmer.

In the second Montevallo plated two runs on a two-run homerun by Waligora to right field. The Falcons tacked on a single run in the fourth as White drove in a run on a sacrifice bunt.

Two more runs scored in the sixth as Fulmer hit an RBI double down the left field line to score White and then Andrews hit an RBI single up the middle to score Fulmer.

Montevallo’s final three runs came in the seventh as Waligora hit a three-run homerun to right field. White and Dubberly scored on the homerun along with Waligora.

The lone hit against Shreves came in the second as a ball made it just out of the infield.

Shreves produced 14 groundouts and just six fly outs in the game while throwing 110 pitches.

The Falcons will return to action Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. as they host the University of North Alabama. The University will honor the men’s basketball team prior to the game with a ceremony starting at 5:30. The world famous ZOOperstars will also be on hand to keep the crowd entertained.