Argos Hold On To Rainy 4-2 Win Over UWA

first_imgArgos Hold On To Rainy 4-2 Win Over UWA LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Despite stormy conditions on Sunday afternoon, the Argos pulled off a 4-2 win that was called in the 6th inning due to water on the field. Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) improved to 23-5 with the victory, as West Florida improved to 40-13, 15-9 GSC. Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) and Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) had 2-for-4 showings, while Kat Pursell’s (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) 2-for-3 outing knocked in two runs.\The West Alabama offense looked promising in the first , as Kelli Hartley took one deep to score Lauren Mills who was on as a result of Lafrance’s only free pass of the day. The Argos countered in the second inning as Trish Pope (Pensacola, Fla./Okaloosa-Walton CC) roped a single, followed by a Kristee Wheeler (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola JC) walk. A wild pitch advanced both runners, and a run crossed as Sarah Garcia (Miami, Fla./Wallace CC) reached on a UWA error. Pursell then grounded out to plate another run and knot the game at 2-2. Two scoreless innings gave way in the top of the fifth, as Caurie Miller (Orlando, Fla./Troy) drew a lead off walk, advancing on a bunt single from Miles. Lafrance followed with a fielder’s choice that caught Miller at third, but Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) loaded the bases with a fielder’s choice that allowed Miles and Lafrance to advance safely on a throwing error. Miles was then thrown out at home on yet another fielder’s choice from Wheeler, but bases remained loaded with two outs.A rain delay left a 2-2 count with two outs and bases loaded for Garcia, who drew a walk once the teams were back on the field. With a 3-2 lead, Pursell added one for insurance with a single up the middle to plate Franny Bell (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) pinch running for Burge. The game was called after the 6th inning, as a heavy shower brought conditions that deemed the field unplayable. The Argos will continue on their quest for a trip to the GSC tournament this Sunday in their final regular season series at Valdosta State.NOTE: The game was originally ruled to be over after the sixth inning, but at a later date it was determined that the runs from the rain-shortened seventh inning do count, making the final score 8-5 in favor of UWF.  For the complete results, check the box score linked at the top of the article.Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Kat Pursell (Photo by Ron Besser) last_img read more