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TUESDAY, MARCH 05, 2013
FSU Splits With California (Pa.)

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Fairmont State split a pair of games against California University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon at Consol Energy Park.

The Falcons took the first game 2-0 after a pair of runs in the second inning. The Vulcans responded in game two, winning 5-1.

FSU picked up its first win of the season in game one and is now 1-4 on the season. Cal is now 4-2 on the season.

In game one, Nick Hallis singled to lead off the second inning and Randy Tallhamer doubled to put the Falcons in scoring position. Tyler Barnette drilled a double down the right field line to bring two runners home and give the Falcons the only points of the game as FSU took the 2-0 victory.

Craig Szymczak paced the FSU offense going 2-of-3 at the plate in game one. Six different Falcons recorded hits in the victory. Jamie Allard was credited with his first win of the season after giving up just three hits in six innings of work. Allard faced 21 batters with two strikeouts and two walks. Nick Mayle picked up the save after getting the final three outs for the Falcons.

The Falcons were the first to score in game two, after an RBI single to center field by Josh Wine gave the Falcons a 1-0 advantage after the third inning. Kyle Petty scored on an error in the bottom of the fourth for the Vulcans to tie the game, 1-1. Ben Carson, AJ Robinson and Giovanni Morales each recorded and RBI in the bottom of the sixth to wrap up the 5-1 victory for Cal.

Trevor Funk and Philip Longnecker each recorded a pair of hits for the Falcons in game two. John Fox made the start and went five innings, giving up just a single unearned run. Corey Lilly was charged with the loss after giving up three runs in the sixth inning. Justin Taylor (2-0) picked up the win for Cal, going seven innings, giving up just one run and striking out five.

The Falcons will return to action this weekend when they travel to Davis & Elkins for a four-game series with the Senators.