Baseball Swamped By Argonauts At Regional

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