West Florida Wins Soggy Game Over West Georgia

first_imgWest Florida Wins Soggy Game Over West Georgia Share April 1, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Argonauts (30-10, 6-3) and the West Georgia (19-15, 1-5) finally got game three of their three game series underway, two-and-a-half hours after the scheduled start time, and fortunately for UWF the game was played. The raind delay did not affect UWF’s offense. They pounded out 17 hits en rout to a 13-7 win.West Florida threatened to score in the first inning after a lead off walk and bunt single by Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS) placed two runners on with no outs. Both runners would advance to second and third with one out, however, the Wolves starting pitcher Jason Moore struck out the next two batters.West Georgia put up the first runs of the game with a three-run second inning. A walk and balk by Argonauts starter Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) placed a Wolves runner in scoring position. Adam Matos took advantage of the runner of second with an RBI double to right field. Matos would score on an Argonaut error. The Wolves scored the final run of the inning on a bases load double play attempt by the Argonauts that they were unable to turn.West Florida responded with a two-run bottom half of the inning. Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) opened the inning getting hit by a pitch and Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) singled to right field to place runners on the corners. Wallace would score the Argonauts first run of the game on a perfectly placed safety squeeze bunt by Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College). Huggins, who advanced on the bunt, scored from second when Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) singled to right field.West Georgia extended their lead to 5-2 with a two-run top of the fourth inning. With two outs A.J. Renfrow and Demontae Edwards both singled to place runners on first and second. Following a walk to load the bases Nolan Childers hit a two-run double down the right field line scoring both Renfrow and Edwards.The Argonauts cut the Wolves lead to two with one run in the bottom of the fourth. Huggins picked up his second hit of the game with a single to right field and scored his second run of the game on a sacrifice fly to center field.West Florida took the lead in fifth with a three-run inning. A pair of singles by Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) and Wallace placed runners on first and second with one out. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala./ Gulf Coast CC) knocked in the first run of the inning on a single to the right side of the infield that the Wolves first baseman Alex Parker was able to get a piece of but was unable to make the play. With runners on the corners, Huggins would clear the bases on his third hit of the game, a double to the right field corner of the park.West Georgia would tie the game at 6-6 with on run in the sixth. Renfrow picked up his third hit of the game on a single to left field and scored on Davan Abney double down the left field line.Once again the Argonauts responded to the Wolves one run in the top of the sixth two run in the bottom of the inning. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) led off the inning with a single and advance to second on a wild pitch. Williams would move to third on a sacrifice bunt. Following a walk to Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis CC) Williams was able to reach home on a ball hit to first base. Williams slid in safely under the tag attempt by catcher Jason Parker. Hundley later scored on a balk, and UWF led 8-6.West Florida scored a run in seventh on an RBI single by Wood, and they started to distance themselves from the Wolves in the eighth. They scored four runs on five hits and two errors. Jones and Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala. / L.B. Wallace CC) had RBI singles, and Antoske picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. In the top half of the eighth inning, Jones and DeBos each made spectacular plays defensively. Jones made a diving play up the middle on a grounder by Jordan Towns, and a throw from his backside to record the out. DeBos made a miraculous catch on a foul ball to left field by Renfrow. DeBos did a flip over the fence in foul territory. He held on for the catch despite landing awkwardly in front of the UWF bullpen.Presley (4-1) got the win for UWF by going 2 1/3 innings. He allowed one run on three hits. Brian McCall tossed two scoreless innings of relief. In three games this weekend, UWF pitching recorded 26 strikeouts. Orenstein (2-3) was saddled with the loss for UWG.Offensively, UWF was led by Huggins who went 4-for-5 with two RBI, three runs scored and a double. Antoske went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Jones also went 2-for-4 with two RBI.West Florida sits in second place in the GSC East, and they will host first place West Alabama in a three game series starting with Friday’s double header at 3:00 pPrint Friendly Versionlast_img

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