Baseball Swamped By Argonauts At Regional

Baseball Swamped By Argonauts At Regional
Dean Green singled, doubled and homered, driving in both Buccaneer runs. Photo by Jim Hogue.
PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers dropped to the elimination round with a 9-2 loss to the top-seeded West Florida Argonauts at the 2011 NCAA South Region Baseball Tournament at UWF’s Jim Spooner Field on Friday night.

The Argonauts (46-8) plated runs in five of the nine frames, including a three-run eighth inning that sealed the win.

The lone bright spot for the Bucs (36-16) was first baseman Dean Green who went three-for –four for the second straight night, coming just a triple shy of the cycle. He singled, doubled and hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to account for all the Buccaneer offense.

Daniel Vargas-Vila (13-1) set a UWF record for wins in a season, going the distance and limiting the Bucs to six hits and three walks, while striking out six. Brett Hammaker (8-3) went five innings, but gave up six runs on eight hits to take the loss.

The Bucs drop to face the Tampa Spartans in an elimination game at 4:30 pm Central time on Saturday. Tampa advanced by beating Gulf South Conference champs Southern Arkansas 4-3 in 13 innings in the first game on Friday.

(05/20/11 at Pensacola, Fla.)
#5 West Florida 9, #8 Barry 2
West Florida........ 022 110 030 - 9 14 1 (46-8)
Barry...................... 000 002 000 - 2 6 2 (36-16)
Pitchers: West Florida - Daniel Vargas-Vila and Tyler Hastings; Brad Hammac. Barry -
Brett Hammaker; T.J. Mullins(6); Calvin Rayburn(8) and Chris Leon.
Win-Daniel Vargas-Vila(13-1) Loss-Brett Hammaker(8-3) T-3:16 A-612
HR UWF - Greg Pron (10).
HR BUB - Dean Green (19).
Weather: Auspicious