GAME NOTES: No. 7 West Florida hosts Albany State in three-game series Austin Southall has a 3.95 ERA through his first three starts on the mound (Photo by Chris Nelson/ArgoPhotos.com) Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7 West Florida baseball team will finish their final week of non-conference play this weekend against Albany State in a three-game series at Jim Spooner Field. SCHEDULE UPDATE: The series will start with a single game on Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday will start with a doubleheader at 12 p.m. The original schedule was changed due to the weather forecast for early Saturday.Live audio/stats 2013 Game Notes:2/23 vs. Albany State 2/15 @ North Georgia Invitational 2/9 @ Rollins 2/2 vs. Florida Southern National and regional rankingsAfter starting the year 9-1, the Argos find themselves in the top 10 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II national coaches’ poll and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II poll. UWF is also tied for second in the South Region according to the NCBWA.Leading offCenter fielder Dustin Saulmon has excelled in the leadoff role this year, hitting .432 with a .553 on-base percentage. Saulmon also leads the team with 14 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts. The Panama City, Fla. native has been especially effective when leading off an inning, reaching base at a .650 clip (13-for-20).Bryson scoreless innings streakAfter giving up one run in his first inning of the year, senior Drew Bryson has pitched his next 13 innings without allowing a run. In three starts this year, the left-hander now holds an ERA of 0.63 and has lowered his career mark to 2.22. Bryson currently ranks second in the GSC in ERA.Historic startWith eight straight wins to start the year, the Argonauts got off to their best start in the school’s 19-year history. The previous best start for the program was 7-0 in 1997.Defensive duoAndrew Rodriguez and Dustin Saulmon have given the Argonaut pitching staff a boost this year with some excellent defense in the outfield. Rodriguez, a right fielder, and Saulmon, a center fielder, both have two outfield assists already this year, and they have both made multiple diving catches to save extra-base hits.DeLorenzo throws a gemSophomore pitcher Jordan DeLorenzo got the start against NAIA opponent Mobile on Wednesday, and the left-hander pitched five no-hit innings before leaving the game. DeLorenzo struck out five batters and walked just two in his first win of the year. As impressive as that performance was, the best game of his career may have been last year against Delta State when he held the Statesmen scoreless through 8.1 innings as a reliever. He gave up eight hits and no walks while striking out seven in the outing. The southpaw also had a start last year where he went eight innings against Mississippi Valley State and gave up one unearned run.Win number 1,000With the opening weekend’s three-game sweep over Florida Southern, UWF reached the 1,000-win milestone in the program’s 33-year history. UWF now holds an all-time record of 1,003-715-1. The Argos have averaged over 30 wins per season, with the most coming in 2011 when the team won 52 on their way to an NCAA Division II national championship.MLB spring trainingMajor League Baseball spring training is under way, and former Argonaut pitcher Kevin Johnson is a spring training non-roster invitee for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Johnson, who played two years at UWF in 2009 and 2010, appeared in six games for the Angels in spring training last year and posted a 1.42 ERA. The Pensacola, Fla. native reached as high as Triple-A last year in the Angels organization, and in three minor league seasons he has a 4.34 ERA in 193 innings.Looking aheadAfter this weekend’s series, the Argos will start Gulf South Conference play on the road at rival and No. 2 ranked Delta State. The Statesmen are coming off a national runner-up finish in 2012 and are off to an undefeated start this year. UWF went 0-5 against the Statesmen last season, but during their 2011 national championship run the Argos won four out of four against DSU. Print Friendly Version
“Ventspils” played 0: 0 (0: 0) with “Metta” in their field.In the sixth minute, Giorgijs Rehviašvili’s Raimondam Krollim had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 10 minutes having been played.11 minutes into the game, Jevgeņijs Kozlovs could have extended the lead, but his powerful free kick went just over the bar. After an industrious effort down the middle, Giorgija Mčedlišvili could have closed the game off after 29 minutes, but his finishing shot hit the post.Metta footballers already had several dangerous moments in the middle of the half, but the ball did not fly into the goal. Kasparam Svārupam was able to draw a foul with their counterattacks, but the shot from Kasparam Svārupam went into the arms of the keeper.Ten minutes after the end of the second half, the Metta footballers had several moments in a row. The referee had nothing to say about the collision of the home goalkeeper Konstantin Mahnovsky with Kgotso Masangani, who remained face to face. A moment later, Eduards Tīdenbergs hit the ball flying in the goal after a shot from Danilu Perasoli, but in the 58th minute Mahnovskis also dealt with Perasoli’s 11-meter penalty shot.In the 70th minute, Rehviashvili earned the second yellow card and rejection, giving the guests an extra chance to win.There was no shortage of dangerous moments at the gates of the house. Mahnovsky’s shot went wide. Kristian Pjagbara put the ball on a plate for him and instead of hitting it with his right foot it cannoned of his left shin wide of the goal.However, the home team had the last chance to score, in the first of the two minutes of the time of the match against the goalkeeper Helmuta Saulīte, Lūkas Vilelis ran, but the goalkeeper coped with the shot.Last season, Ventspils won two of the four mutual games, the Metta team was superior in one, but another fight ended in a draw.RFS is in the leading position with 21 points in seven games and “Riga” in the second with 18 points. “Ventspils” takes the third place with 11 points in eight matches, but “Valmiera” has the same number of points in seven fights. Nine points are for “Jelgava” and “Daugavpils”. Eight points are six games for Jūrmala’s “Spartak”, while “Liepāja” and “Metta” (in eight games) teams have gained seven points. “Tukums 2000” / TSS got to two points in eight duels.This season, ten teams will start in the Super League, which is one more than last year and two more than yesterday. Also, this season in the Super League, the legionnaire limit has been raised to eight players. This means that there must be at least three players prepared for the association on the court at the same time. Last year, the limit was five foreign players.As in many other countries, the number of permitted substitutions has been increased from three to five after the coronavirus break in the regulations of the Premier League championship in the 2020 season.Due to a three-month forced break, three will be played instead of the four planned laps this season.Last year, “Riga” was crowned Latvian champion, but RFS won its first trophy in the history of the club, which won the national cup.