The Falcons’ success at the beginning of the season shows promise for the rest of it. Photo courtesy of Montevallo Athletics.
After a rough start against Saint Leo, the Falcons baseball team took down Ohio Valley at home before disposing of in-state opponents Spring Hill and Miles. The Falcons went on to win two of their three games against UNC Pembroke before losing three games to Augusta and one to Miles College.
The month of March has seen an improvement in results, as Montevallo has steadied the ship thanks to a double-header win over Tuskegee and a three game sweep of Francis Marion. With conference play underway, the Falcons sit middle of the pack with a 5-4 Peach Belt record.
Three Falcons have taken home Peach Belt player of the week honors. Jamison Roney won freshman of the week for his pitching against UNC Pembroke in which he saw six scoreless innings. Cody Hughes won pitcher of the week for his massive performance against Francis Marion, who the Falcons outscored 39-9 over a three game series. Daniel Pardo won the overall player of the week honor on March 7 for his 14 RBI’s and four home runs,while hitting .474.
However, the star of the early part of the season has been Taylor Walker. He has hit .525 on the season and has amassed 31 runs, 34 RBI’s and eight home runs. The Falcons hope to capitalize on these strong performances and add more wins to their solid record.