The Spring Hill College baseball team wrapped up the 2012 season with a 7-2 conference victory over the Truett-McConnell College Bears at historic Stan Galle Field on Saturday afternoon.
Senior catcher Fred Rossi would open the scoring in the 1st inning by driving a single into left field that brought in fellow senior left fielder Kendell Carvin from 2nd base.
In the 3rd inning, SHC struck for three runs off four hits as Carvin plated right fielder Alex Summers with a drive into left-center and Rossi added another hit-with-RBI to his totals off a single to left that brought around senior shortstop Ryan Cummings. Rossi then drew the throw from left field with a big rounding of 1st base while Carvin alertly took advantage of the situation by sliding around the catcher's tag attempt at the plate to make it 4-0 in favor of the Badgers.
Spring Hill tacked on three more runs in the 7th inning when a missed catch at 2nd base on a double play attempt by the Bears' infield led to 2nd baseman Brian Sims scoring from 2nd base. Rossi continued to be hot with a RBI-groundout that scored Cummings and Carvin would later score from 3rd off a wild pick-off attempt by the TMC catcher.
Truett-McConnell (18-31-1, 6-23 SSAC) broke up the shutout with two runs off four hits in the 8th inning.
SHC starter Michael Moch (4-4) was the winner in eight full innings of work, scattering eight hits and a walk as he struck out six Bears.
Chris Stevens (3-4) took the loss for the Bears in three innings with six hits, no walks and three strikeouts.
The Badgers claimed nine hits on the day with Cummings, Carvin and Rossi collecting two hits apiece. Carvin had a double in the 1st inning and scored three times while Rossi tallied three RBI on the day.
Shortstop Brett Clifton was 4-for-4 with a double for the Bears and catcher Buck Harris had two hits with an RBI.
Spring Hill finished the year with a 22-28 overall record and a 12-18 mark in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).