UWF baseball sweeps No. 20 Mississippi College
The Argos improved to 8-1 in Gulf Conference play on Saturday at Jim Spooner field against the Mississippi College Choctaws. They were able to notch out wins of 10-8 and 5-1 in the double-header. This was also the Argos’ fifth straight win, with all of the games being in-conference.
“I think a lot of the guys are starting to get the bigger picture,” said first baseman Robert Lopez. “We know we’ve got what it takes, we just have to continue to play baseball. Everything is starting to come together very nicely.”
In game one, UWF bats scorched the Choctaws’ pitching by jumping out to a 10-1 lead through four innings. Pitcher Andrew Vaccacio earned his second win on the mound this year. His stellar performance through seven innings gave the Argos an edge over the Choctaws. He was able to improve to 2-0 on the season while fanning six, allowing just two runs without a walk.
UWF outfielder Matt Sullivan hit a home run on the first pitch of the day, setting the tone for the Argos very early. Catcher Trevor Payne also contributed, knocking in two runs for the Argos. He would go on to have four hits for the day. Garrett Hollinghead (3-1) took the loss for Mississippi College, as he did not look his usual self against the strong Argo hitting, allowing nine runs over just three innings of work. Although the Choctaws posted a six-run comeback in the ninth, it wasn’t enough to pull it off as they fell late 10-8, capping off an Argo victory in the first game.
In game two, Mike Farnell provided some runs for the Argos as they got off to a 2-0 lead. Robert Lopez hit a pair of doubles, as the Argos had four other players finish the game with at least two hits. Matt Sullivan reached base eight times during the two games. Pitchers Tony Rossi and Daniel Floyd took the mound for the Argos, limiting the Choctaws to just one run. Floyd earned the win in the match improving his record to 3-0 on the season after he struck out five. Lane (3-2) suffered the loss after allowing nine hits and five runs (five earned) in five-plus innings. Mississippi College (10-7, 3-3 GSC) managed just three hits for the game.
UWF (11-6, 8-1 GSC) will look to improve their win streak to six at Jim Spooner Field against William Carey (4-10, 0-3 SSAC) Tuesday at 4 p.m.
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