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Falcon baseball takes No. 1 seed for MAC tournament

Spring classes ended about two weeks ago, but the Falcon baseball team is still hitting the books, or ball for that matter. By winning five of their last six conference contests down the stretch, the orange and brown were crowned regular season MAC champions. In doing so, they earned the’ No. 1 seed for this week’s MAC Tournament. After a sweep of Buffalo, BG needed to win two out of three games at home against Akron. The teams split the first two meetings, putting the title in the hands of the third. Things didn’t look promising as BG fell behind early, 9-0. ‘We know we are very capable offensively,’ junior Derek Spencer said. ‘We stayed focused and had faith in each other to climb back in it.’ Following a two run homer by Ryan Shay in the bottom of the third, Spencer fueled an 8 run fourth inning rally with two home runs of his own. The Falcons did not relinquish that lead, and ultimately won 17-9. After freshman Kacy Dwornik was relieved early, senior Dusty Hawk and sophomore Charles Wooten shut the door over the last 6 plus innings, allowing only four hits. Spencer finished 3-5 with 7 runs batted in, adding another four-bagger in the eighth. ‘I was just doing my part and my efforts help give the team an edge,’ Spencer said. The five seniors on the team, Brian Hangbers, Ryan Shay, Marty Baird, Hawk and Ryan Price were recognized before their final game at Steller Field in a short ceremony. ‘We were loose before the game, then got nervous, but everybody in the line-up played their game,’ Shay said. ‘It certainly was a fun way to go out at home for me and the other seniors.’ BG finished the regular season 28-20 overall and 18-8 in the MAC. This is the second time the Falcons earned the number one seed for the eight-team double elimination tournament. Tonight at 7:30 BG plays Central Michigan at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe. During the regular season the Falcons took 2 of 3 from the Chippewa. ‘We should have won all three so that gives us an incentive,’ Spencer said. ‘We are only going to go as far as our pitching takes us,’ coach Denny Schmitz said. ‘We have been through a lot of injuries, but our pitching still needs to step up.’ Falcon ace, sophomore Brennan Smith will get the start against Central. ‘We all have confidence in each other and every win has been a team win,’ Smith said. On Thursday BG will play either the winner or loser of the Kent State vs. Miami game, depending on how the Falcons do tonight.

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