Game Notes: No. 2 UWF heads to Christian Brothers for GSC series

first_img Alex Greene leads UWF with a .333 batting average this season. (Photo by Bill Stockland) Game Notes: No. 2 UWF heads to Christian Brothers for GSC series MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The No. 2 West Florida baseball team heads to Memphis Tenn. for its third Gulf South Conference series of the season against Christian Brothers Feb. 28-March 1. The Argonauts will play a single, nine-inning game Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday at noon in an attempt to avoid poor weather forecasted Sunday.The Argonauts (10-2, 5-0 GSC) head into the series as the heavy favorite against the Buccaneers (3-7, 0-3). UWF swept North Alabama in a three-game series and swept a two-game, rain-shortened series against Valdosta State to start GSC play. CBU was swept by Shorter in a three-game series to open conference play. UWF is 4-1 all-time against the Bucs.Live Coverage:Live statsLive audioGame Notes2/27 @ Christian BrothersJust in TimeUWF received timely hitting from Cliff Covington and Aaron Haag in its game two victory over Valdosta State Feb. 22. Covington tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Haag drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh with a walk-off single.Covington leads UWF with a six-game hitting streak, and Haag leads UWF with a 12-game reached base steak, having reached base in every game this season.Polls and RankingsCollegiate Baseball Poll: UWF stayed at No. 2 in the nation in the latest Collegiate Baseball Poll. The South Region had five teams in the top 10, led by Tampa at No. 1.National College Baseball Writer’s Association: UWF moved up from No. 14 to No. 7 in the latest NCBWA national poll. The Argos were ranked No. 2 in the South Region behind Tampa.College Baseball Lineup: UWF remained at No. 9 last in the College Baseball Lineup rankings.D2BaseballNews: UWF moved up to No. 11 in the latest D2 Baseball News rankings.Rotation DominanceThe Argo rotation continued its dominant performance when Dawson Brown threw a complete game against then-undefeated No. 4 Valdosta State. Brown allowed one run on seven hits with six strikeouts. Dayan Rodriguez followed him with a quality six-inning start with two runs allowed.The week before, UWF put on a dominant performance at North Alabama. In 22.1 innings, UWF starters combined for a 0.40 ERA and a .100 opponent’s batting average. The rotation allowed one earned run and seven hits in three games and struck out 13.The rotation has a 7-1 record, a 3.06 ERA and opponent’s are hitting .242 against them this season.Saving the DayThe Argo bullpen was a major part of UWF’s ability to win games to start the season. In the first seven games, the relievers had a combined 2.20 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched and opponents were hitting .231 against them.In the last two weeks, the bullpen was only needed for 3.1 innings, but did not allow a run and went 1-for-1 in save opportunities to lower its season ERA to 1.98.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more