No. 25 West Florida Clinches GSC Tournament Berth

first_imgNo. 25 West Florida Clinches GSC Tournament Berth April 28, 2007 Box Score  VALDOSTA, Ga. – It took a few innings for 25th-ranked West Florida (35-16, 9-7 GSC) offense to awaken, but when they did they pounded out 14 hits en route to a 9-4 victory over Valdosta State (26-27, 7-9 GSC) Saturday afternoon in game one of their three-game series in Valdosta, Ga.In the fourth inning, Valdosta State broke open the scoreless game on a two out two-run home run over the left field wall by Blazers catcher Richard Flores. Sydney Spell scored on the play after reaching on a bunt single.West Florida cut in the Valdosta State lead in half with one run in the fifth inning. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) lead off the inning with a two base error on a deep drive to center field. Antoske would score on a Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC) single to center field.The Argonauts took the lead in the game with a four-run sixth inning. Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) and Kyle Brown (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Gulf Breeze HS) lead off the inning with back-to-back singles. Antoske knocked in both runners with a two-run triple down the right field line and would score on an Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) single to left field. Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) scored the final Argonauts run of the inning from third when Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) hit a sacrifice fly to right field, making the score 5-2.The Blazer struck back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Two walks and a Flores double loaded the bases for Valdosta State and they scored the first run on a fielder’s choice. D. Muniz hit an RBI single through the right side of the infield making the score 5-4.In their next at bat, West Florida pushed the lead to three once again with a two-run in the top half of the seventh. Huggins opened the inning with a double to right field and advance to third on a Brown sacrifice bunt. Kyle DeBos (Panama City Beach, Fla./ Gulf Coast CC) walked to place runners on the corners and Antoske drove in his third RBI of the game with a single to center field. DeBos would score on a sacrifice fly giving the Argonauts a three-run lead.West Florida added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth inning, coming on four-consecutive base hits by Huggins, Brown, Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton HS) and Antoske.Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla./ Lipscomb University) picked up his eighth win of the season tossing six complete innings allowing four runs on seven hits.Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) picked up his first save of the season pitching the final three innings of the game for West Florida. Powell did not allow a single run, striking out four, walking one and giving up three hits.With the win the Argonauts clinch a berth in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. Game two of Saturday’s double header will is set to begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one. Follow the “Live Stats” and listen to the live broadcast at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img

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