Argos Rally to Take Down D-I Mississippi Valley
Jordan DeLorenzo Took a No-Hit Bid Into The Fifth
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team rallied back to defeat Division-I opponent, Mississippi Valley State, 4-2 on Tuesday night at Jim Spooner Field. With the win the Argonauts snap a two game losing streak and improve to 16-6 overall and 9-3 at home.
The Delta Devils struck first in the in the top of the second inning scoring a run on a RBI groundout by Seth Milliorn. West Florida snapped MVSU’s starter Kameron Stady’s perfect game bid in the bottom of the fifth inning when Eric Sauls (Tallahassee, Fla./Ole Miss (North Florida Christian HS) was hit by a pitch to lead the inning off. The Argos also broke the no-hit bid when Garret Flynn (Davie, Fla./Sagemont Upper School) drove in the Argos first run of the game on a RBI single through the left side of the infield. UWF tacked on two more runs in the inning, 3-1, grabbing their first lead of the game on RBI at bats by Richie Long (Carthage, Miss./East Central CC (Carthage HS) and Blake Barber (LaGrange, Ga./Shelton State CC (Troup HS).
West Florida added some insurance to their lead, 4-1, in the bottom half on the seventh inning on a RBI ground ball through the right side of the infield by Justin Bennett (Roswell, Ga./Roswell HS) to score Long. Argonaut closer Bobby Parker (Tallahassee, Fla./Alabama Southern CC (Lawton Chiles HS) came on in the ninth and was able to hold of the Delta Devils rally to secure the victory for West Florida, grabbing his ninth save of the season.
Freshman Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) got the starting nod for the Argos and took a no-hitter through four innings. DeLorenzo allowed one unearned run on two hits while striking out two, improving to 2-1 on the hill. Parker allowed one unearned run on two hits while fanning . Mississippi Valley States’ stady picked up the loss allowing four runs on five hits.