Falcons sweep Miles College in baseball doubleheader

The University of Montevallo baseball Falcons combined to score 25 runs in two games against Miles College on March 24. The Falcons won both games to improve to 14-12. (Contributed)

The University of Montevallo baseball Falcons combined to score 25 runs in two games against Miles College on March 24. The Falcons won both games to improve to 14-12. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo junior Steven Knudson homered for the 13th time this season in game one of a doubleheader against visiting Miles College, leading the Falcons to the first of two wins against the Golden Bears in a 8-2 and 17-0 sweep March 24 at Kermit A. Johnson Field.

Knudson, who is second nationally among NCAA Division II hitters with 13 homers this season, finished 1-for-3 at the plate while driving in two runs and scoring one run in the victory.

Sophomore Alex Jones led the Falcons (14-12) offensively as he finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and drove in two runs.

Senior Matthew Haskins went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs. Sophomore Dane Hutcheon finished 1-for-3 at the plate. Junior Jeremy Hyde went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double and scored one run, while senior Alec Stiver also finished 1-for-4 at the plate.

Junior Thomas Bradey scored one run and drew a pair of walks in the win.

Sophomore Mason MacDougall (1-0) picked up his first win on the mound this season with the seven-inning, complete-game victory. MacDougall allowed just two earned runs on five hits and finished with four strikeouts without issuing a walk.

Montevallo plated 12 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning in the Falcons’ 17-0 shutout in the nightcap, marking their biggest victory margin since defeating Arkansas-Monticello 18-1 in a doubleheader March 1, 2008.

Knudson, who drove in two runs and scored three runs, went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. Hyde, who drove in one run and scored three runs, finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple

Freshman Colton Nussel (1-0) picked up his first win of the season in relief after pitching 3 2/3 hitless innings with three strikeouts and one walk. Nussel replaced sophomore starter Dustin Cowart, who allowed just one hit and registered a pair of strikeouts and one walk in 3 1/3 innings on the mound.