No. 30 Columbus State runs past Montevallo 12-8

From: CSU Athletics News

COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus State University used two key innings on the way to their 12-8 victory in game two of a conference doubleheader against the University of Montevallo Saturday evening.

With the victory, Columbus State now stands with a 16-6 record and are 3-2 inside the conference. Montevallo drops to 10-11 and 0-5 inside Peach Belt Conference play.

The Falcons put four runs up on the board early on in the game. In the top of the second, UM strung three straight hits together platting across a run against Cougar starter Iain Sebastian. After a walk that loaded the bases, Sebastian educed a double-play ball that allowed Will Fulmer to score from third to give the Falcons their second run of the inning.

Chris Ross hit a double down the rightfield line scoring another Falcon and an Austin Dubberly single through the middle tacked on the fourth run of the inning for Montevallo.

The Cougars would get half of those runs back in the bottom of the third on a Cameron Scott homerun that platted Ryan Lewis. Lewis got a two-out rally started with a single to centerfield.

The two teams traded runs in the fourth and the Cougars entered the bottom of the fifth inning trailing 5-3. Three straight hits for CSU including a RBI double by Scott brought up first baseman Logan Dollar. Dollar proceeded to hit a three-run homerun that reached a balcony on the nearby Cunningham Center to put the Cougars up 7-5.

Columbus State tacked on another five runs in the bottom of the sixth. The inning started with a one-out walk and was followed by Aaron Jividen being hit by a pitch. Lewis followed that up with yet another single into centerfield and Cameron Scott brought Scoop Pharr home from third with a grounder to the first baseman.

After an intentional walk to Dollar, Bruce Alter would reach first on an infield single scoring Jividen. Garrett Houghton would then laced a single into centerfield platting two runs. Eric Skinner wrapped up the CSU scoring with a RBI single through the middle of the infield.  

Montevallo would score three unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning to bring the score to 12-8.

Tyler Carpenter was suburb coming out of the bullpen for Columbus State. The freshman pitched 5.1 innings allowing three unearned runs on six hits with four of the hits coming in the final inning of his outing.  Carpenter (2-2) also struck out eight batters as he picked up his second victory of the season.

Ryan Lewis went a perfect 5-for-5 and scored three times. Cameron Scott drove in four runs as he went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double. Logan Dollar also drove in three for the Cougars as the first baseman hit his PBC leading seventh homerun on the season. Skinner and Houghton both had 2 RBIs for Columbus State.