PENSACOLA, Fla. — After splitting their doubleheader yesterday the University of West Florida baseball team rebounded with a 6-0 shutout over Saint Leo University to take the series two games to one. Argo’s starting pitcher Dustin Brenton tossed seven shutout innings of one hit ball while striking out eight to improve to 2-1 on the season. With the win the Argos improved to 18-11 on the season.
The Argos jumped out on top early, scoring a run in the bottom of the first on a throwing error by the Lions’ catcher Jason Hamm.
In the third the Argos tacked on two more runs courtesy of a two RBI base hit up the middle off the bat of Lee Huggins to put the Argos up 3-0.
It was once again Huggins in the fifth who did the damage at the plate for the Argos. After Kyle Brown and Greg Pron reached on base hits, Huggins blasted a three run into the trees beyond the left field wall to make it a 6-0 ball game.
On the mound, Brenton cruised through the Lion’s lineup. In seven innings of work the junior transfer from Central Alabama Community College retired the side in order in four of those seven innings before giving way to Blake Maher in the eighth. Maher followed in Brenton’s footsteps, allowing just one hit while striking out three in two innings of work. The two combined to strike out 10 Lion batters and surrender just two hits, one in the first inning and the second coming in the ninth.
This weekend the Argos will travel to Florence, Ala. to take on the University of North Alabama in their second week of conference action. The Argos will begin their series at 1pm CT on Saturday for the start of a doubleheader followed by a single game on Sunday.
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