GAME NOTES: NCAA South Region Tournament
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team is headed back to the NCAA South Region Tournament for the third straight year and for the fourth time in program history. The Argos will look to defend their 2011 NCAA South Region Championship as they face Nova Southeastern in round one on at 10 a.m. ET Thursday May 17 in Tampa, Fla. To follow all of the action live visit www.GoArgos.com.
Vs. Nova Southeastern:
The Argos will take on the Sharks from Nova Southeastern in round one of the South Region Tournament. This will mark the first ever meeting between the two teams. The Argos are the reigning NCAA South Region champions and will look to defend their title in Tampa this week. The Spartans were host of the 2010 South Region tournament where UWF went 0-2 falling to Valdosta State and Florida Tech.
Defending South Region Champs:
The West Florida baseball team is headed back to the NCAA South Region tournament for the third straight year and for the fourth time in program history. Last year, Jim Spooner Field was the host site of the NCAA South Region tournament and UWF used home field advantage to grab their first ever regional championship over Barry 7-4. The Argos would go on to win the programs first National Championship.
Argos in the GSC Tournament:
The Argos went 2-2 in the Gulf South Conference tournament this season. UWF fell to UAH in game one 4-3, bounced back and took the next games over West Alabama and Valdosta State 2-0 and 10-0 respectively before being eliminated from the tournament by Delta State 7-3. The Statesmen would go on to win the GSC Championship.
Records are Made to be Broken:
Taye Larry leads the UWF baseball team and the GSC in stolen bases this season with 33 which ranks sixth in the West Florida records books for stolen bases in a single season. In his two year career as an Argo, Larry has swiped 59 bags which lands him sixth all-time in the West Florida record books for stolen bases in a career. Bobby Parker leads the GSC and the UWF baseball team in saves this season with 13. Parker’s 13 saves is just one save away from matching the UWF single season saves record of 14 held by Phil Lawhorn and Shane Waller.
The West Florida baseball team landed eight players on this year’s All-GSC Team, the second most of any GSC school. On the first team the Argos field Josh Huggins, who was a 2011 second team selection, Taye Larry and Bobby Parker. On the second team West Florida fields Blake Barber, Dustin Saulmon, Brian Ellington, Jake Stephens and Jordan DeLorenzo.