first_img Share March 21, 2008 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – After winning game one by a 4-1 score, the Argos outlasted the Lions in game two by an 11-9 score. In game two, Argos starter Billy Whitaker pitched a strong 5 2/3 innings to earn the win, to improve to 3-2 on the season. Sixto Velasco came in and shut down the Lions in the seventh inning for his third save on the season. Jackson Woodard drove in three runs for the Argos, while Greg Pron had a pair of hits and two runs batted in. Meanwhile, Jon Reed had two hits and two runs scored for the Argos.West Florida took advantage of three North Alabama errors in the fifth inning to score eight runs on six hits to take the lead and seal the win. The Argos scored first with one run in the first inning, on a Jon Reed double, and an RBI single by Greg Pron. North Alabama scored two runs in the third inning to take a 2-1 lead. West Florida scored two runs in the fourth inning, on a Jackson Woodard two run single. In the top of the fifth, the Lions scored three runs to take a 5-3 lead and set the stage for the 5th inning Argo rally.The crazy fifth inning started with a fly out, followed by a Jon Reed single. After Reed stole second base, he was driven home by a Greg Pron single. Craig Westcott then doubled scoring Pron with the tying run. Scott Beckwith was hit by a pitch, and then Steven Bingert reached on an error to load the bases. Jimmy Boswell drove in the go ahead run with a single, and then Jackson Woodard drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. Brandon Brewer and Kyle Andrews each followed with RBI singles, and then the final two runs scored on an error to give the Argos an 11-5 lead. North Alabama came back with four runs in the sixth, but Sixto Velasco retired the side in order in the seventh for the save.Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat was very pleased with the wins, “It was a good day for the Argos, as we had great starting pitching. Kyle (Ramsey) was outstanding, throwing 100 pitches in nine innings with no walks, and Billy (Whitaker) did a good job as well. Our offense has been outstanding, we are getting a lot out them. It was great to seal the deal late in game two and get a sweep.”The Argos took advantage of their hits in both games, as they scored four runs on five hits in game one, and 11 runs on 10 hits in game two. The Argos were also four for four in stealing bases in game two, with steals from Jon Reed, Greg Pron, Steven Bingert, and Jimmy Boswell. Craig Westcott showed his speed, legging out a triple to start the fourth inning, which led to two runs for UWF.The win improved UWF to 15-17 on the season, and 3-2 in the conference, while North Alabama dropped to 16-11 and 2-3 in conference. Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat commented on the conference wins, “We have a young team and we are proud of how they are responding. The conference games are a whole new season. We have a tough schedule and hopefully it will pay off down the stretch. We won two games today against a very good team, and hopefully our young team will get to enjoy making it to the post-season.”The Argos host the Lions for the series finale tomorrow at 1:00 pm at Pelican Park, and will try for the sweep. Senior Nick Presley will be on the mound for UWF, and try to follow suit of Kyle Ramsey and Billy Whitaker in shutting down one of the top hitting teams in the conference in North Alabama. The game is also broadcast on Stretch Internet, which can be accessed by going to goargos.com and looking for the stretch internet link on the right side of the page. Print Friendly Version Argos Complete Sweep of North Alabama in Conference Doubleheaderlast_img