Bud Long went 3-for-4 with a three-run double and a three-run home run to lead Georgia Southwestern to a 17-8 win and a Peach Belt Conference series sweep of Montevallo on Sunday afternoon at Hurricane Stadium. GSW hitters erupted for 44 runs and 41 hits in the three-game set.
On Sunday afternoon, it was UM that took the early lead with four runs in the first inning.
The ‘Canes cut the lead to one with three runs in the bottom of the second. Shane Doyle poked a two-run single up the middle to score Paschel Poston and Byron Haynes. Chris Lingham beat out an infield single to short to score Jared Allen.
Montevallo extended their advantage to 6-3 with a two-run fourth inning.
Long tied the game in the bottom of the frame with a three-run blast over the left field wall. Zack Stanton, after reaching base with a double, eventually scored off a pair of wild pitches to give the ‘Canes their first lead of the game.
Montevallo tied things up with a run in the top of the fifth.
Southwestern posted another four-run frame to take the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth when Long struck again; this time with a three-run double down the left field line to score Doyle, Allen and Kevin Carroll.
The Hurricanes put the game out of reach in the seventh with a five-run, five-hit inning. Stanton, Trent Dooley, Haynes and Poston collected RBI hits.
Both teams scored a run in the eighth inning to round out the scoring.
Lingham joined Long with three hits, going 3-for-6 with a RBI. Stanton, Haynes, Poston and Doyle had two hits apiece.
Andy Revell went 3-for-4 to lead Montevallo at the plate. Duston Daugherty and Cory Luckie had two hits apiece.
Starters Travis Barrett for GSW and Joey Noro of Montevallo did not factor into the decisions.
Corey Hawes (1-0) picked up his first win for GSW with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Kyle Johanson (0-1) allowed two runs in his appearance in the fifth inning to take the loss for UM.
Southwestern travels to West Georgia on Thursday for a 5:00 p.m. game.
PICTURED: Bud Long
PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn