Falcons sweep Miles College in baseball doubleheader
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.
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