Loons face off against Pigs in Falcons’ Fall Classic


MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo baseball team will split into two camps this weekend as the Loons face off against the Pigs in the Falcons’ World Series, which will wrap up the team’s fall schedule with a three-game intrasquad scrimmage.

The Fall Classic kicks off Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. with the opening game in the three-game series. Game two is set for Friday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., with the final game in the series scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.

Assistant coach Blake Lewis will lead his Lewis Loons against the Yorskshire Pigs, led by student assistant coach Ryan York, with a barbeque chicken dinner waiting on the winning squad.

The losing team will be treated to baked beans.

The Loons’ roster includes seniors Devon Davis, Michael Shreves, Austin Dubberly and Andrew Hill, along with juniors Josh Clemen, Alex Guilford, Josh Rouse and Alec Stiver. Lewis’ roster also includes sophomores Chad Collum and Zack Willoughby along with freshmen Nash Osborne, DJ Hess, Cody Hughes, Matthew Graben, Jeremy Hyde, Tyler Goff, Scotty Smith, Jake Christensen and Taylor Burr.

York’s squad will feature senior Kincaid Koehler, along with juniors Jackson Slaid, Hunter Boudreaux, Will Fulmer, Todd Thompson and Edward Brandsema. The Pigs’ roster will also include sophomores Pablo Martell, Cody White, Vinny Rodriguez and Mason Morris, along with freshmen John Maxwell, Brandon Marshall, Chase Bryant, Thomas Bradey, Jack Folmar, Josh Floyd, Aron McRee, David Stasiak, and Dustin Cowart.

Devon Davis will take the mound for the Loons in the opening game of the Fall Classic opposite Yorkshire starter Aron McRee.

Cody Hughes will start for Lewis’ squad in game two, while Mason Morris will take the mound for the Pigs. Josh Clemen will start the final game in the series for the Loons, while Brandon Marshall will take the mound for the Pigs.

Montevallo will open its 2013 season Feb. 1-3 with a three-game series on the road at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Fla.