Tigers Pounce Argonauts

first_img Share Tigers Pounce Argonauts April 6, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Mike Jeffcoat’s 100th game as head coach of West Florida (30-11; 6-4 GSC) was not as fond of a memory as he would have hoped as his Argonauts were trounced 12-2 by visiting West Alabama (27-11; 8-2 GSC) Friday night at Pelican Park on the UWF campus.The game started as a pitchers duel as starters Jonathan Weaver (Molino, Fla./ Tate HS) and Noel Baca III battled back and forth for the first five innings with West Alabama taking an early 2-0 lead.West Alabama broke the game open with a three-run sixth inning to take a 5-0 lead. The Tigers scored three runs on three hits in the inning and threatened to score more but stranded two runners on base. Todd Rea drove in the first run with an RBI single and West Alabama manufactured the other two runs on a ground out and a wild pitch.The Tigers added to their lead with five runs coming on seven hits in the seventh inning. Clark Humber, Clint Moody, Chris Gilbertsen and Dallas Rodgers all picked up RBI singles in the inning, while Rob Dahlberg smacked an RBI triple.West Florida did not score their first run until the bottom of the seventh inning. Clay Wallace (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) and Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis CC) got the rally started with a pair of singles. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala./ Gulf Coast CC) walked to load the bases and Jon Reed (Chesterfiled, Va./ University of Virginia-Wise) followed with a walk to score the Argonauts first run of the game.The Argonauts cut the score to 10-2 with another run in the eighth inning. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) reached second base on a fielding error and was knocked in on a Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS) single to right field.The Tigers added two insurance runs in the top half of the ninth inning giving them the 10-run lead. Both runs were scored on a pair of home runs by Jake DeRoy and Brent Bumgarner.Weaver (4-1), reigning Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week, picked up his first the loss of the season tossing 5 and 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits while striking out four batters.For West Alabama Noel Baca (6-4) received the win, pitching 7 innings and allowing only one run on four hits. He struck out eight and walked two.The Argonauts loss first lost in theri last seven games came in the first game of a double header Friday night against the TigersPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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