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Argonaut Weekly: March 29-April 4

Argonauts of the Week: (L-R) Dustin Lawley, Shannon Miles, Barbara Oliveira
Argonauts of the Week: (L-R) Dustin Lawley, Shannon Miles, Barbara Oliveira

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team is off to a 5-1 start to its Gulf South Conference schedule, as the Argonauts are tied for first atop the East Division standings.  Elsewhere in UWF Athletics, the No. 14 men’s golf team had a solid finish among some strong Division II programs at the Bobcat Invitational, and the No. 15 UWF softball team went 2-2 for the week.  Finally, the Argonauts tennis teams continued their tough schedules, with each team falling to Valdosta State in their first GSC losses of the season while also picking up victories in their other matches.


ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK

Dustin Lawley
Junior Third Baseman
Baseball

On the week Dustin Lawley (Bessemer, Ala./Wallace State CC - Hanceville) was outstanding at the plate, batting .615 with eight runs batted including a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth in the Argos 6-5 game one win over West Georgia. In six games played this week the junior recorded multiple hit games in all but one contest and is currently riding a seven game hit streak. He has now tallied 13 multiple hit games on the season which is one off the team high of 14. He currently leads the team in batting (.392), on-base percentage (.464) and stolen bases (14) and is second on the team with a .536 slugging percentage and 38 hits.

Shannon Miles
Senior First Baseman
Softball

Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) used a .455 average at the plate and nine RBI to help the No. 15 UWF softball team to a 2-2 record on the week. Miles launched three homeruns over the course of the week, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to No. 4 Valdosta State. The senior tallied five extra-base hits, and had two four-RBI performances in four games. Miles leads her team with nine homeruns and 43 RBI this season, and she is also batting .374 with a team-high .727 slugging percentage.

Barbara Oliveira
Junior
Women’s Tennis

Barbara Oliveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Seminole CC) of the No. 9 UWF women’s tennis team led the Argonauts to a pair of victories in three matches last week.  The junior transfer was perfect in singles and doubles, picking up a 3-0 record at No. 1 singles, including a three-set win over No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht of Valdosta State, and a 2-0 mark in doubles alongside partner Mariana Sonnervig.


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BASEBALL (23-12, 5-1 GSC)
- 3/23 vs. Arkansas Tech (DH): 5-1 W, 6-4 W
- 3/24 vs. Arkansas Tech: 7-9 L
- 3/27 @ West Georgia (DH): 6-5 W, 7-6 W
- 3/28 @ West Georgia: 8-2 W

The Argo baseball team continued to roll this week, picking up five wins including a three game sweep over Gulf South Conference opponent West Georgia. The Argos began the week by taking two-of-three from Arkansas Tech in a non-conference in-region matchup at Jim Spooner Field. The Argos then hit the road on the weekend for their first GSC road test against West Georgia, eventually sweeping the Wolves in three close ballgames.

West Florida Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat earned his 150th win as the Argonauts skipper as his club defeated the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech 5-1 and 6-4 in a doubleheader sweep.  Josh Reed, in his first career start, took to the mound in game one of the series against Arkansas Tech and was outstanding on the hill. He allowed just one run in eight strong innings while scattering five hits with six punch outs to earn his first win as an Argonaut. In the nightcap the Argos held on for a 6-4 win, fending off a three-run seventh inning rally from Tech.

In their first GSC road series of the season the Argos took advantage of a struggling West Georgia team and capitalized with a three game sweep. It was not an easy road to victory for the Argos as they erased five-run deficits in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader to pull out one-run victories. Dustin Lawley was the hero in game one, blasting a go-ahead two-run homerun in the top of the ninth to give the Argos a 6-5 victory. In game two it was Jack Materne who blasted his first homerun of the season, a two-run homer, in the top of the sixth to put the Argos on top 7-6. On Sunday afternoon it was Materne who once again used the long ball to spark the Argos offense and break a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth. Seven runs would cross the board in the inning to give them eventual 8-2 win and a series sweep over the Wolves.

This week is a short week for the Argos, playing four games in five days. On Tuesday they will host visiting NAIA Mobile at Jim Spooner Field with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. CT. The Argos will then hit the road for another GSC test when they travel to Livingston, Ala. for a three game series against West Alabama. First pitch for Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. with game two to follow and on Saturday the third and final game will begin at 1 p.m.

MEN’S GOLF
- 3/22-23 @ Bobcat Invitational: 4th of 17 teams

After being tied for the lead coming into Tuesday’s final round, the No. 14 West Florida men’s golf team shot a third round 306 for a total 888, but it was not enough to hold on. The Argonauts dropped back three spots to finish the Bobcat Invitational hosted by No. 2 Georgia College and State in fourth place, just seven strokes from tournament winner No. 8 Lynn.

The Argonauts had two players finish in the top-15 of the field individually, with junior Otto Bonning placing low overall for the team at a tie for sixth place. Bonning shot a final round 77 for a total 219, five strokes back from individual winner Peter Tarver Jones from Belmont Abbey. Freshman Blake Olson’s consistent play allowed him to finish tied for 13th after a five-over 75 the last day, shooting a total 221 (73-73-75).

The Argonauts will travel to their final tournament of the regular season April 5-6 when they head down to Miami Shores, Fla., to face No. 1 Barry in the Buccaneer Invitational at the Normandy Shores Golf Club.


SOFTBALL (27-6, 6-4 GSC)
- 3/22 vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (DH): 10-1 W (5 inn.), 9-7 W
- 3/25 vs. Freed-Hardeman (DH): rained out
- 3/27 @ No. 4 Valdosta State (DH): 6-14 L (6 inn.), 4-8 L

West Florida softball remained at No. 15 in the national poll and posted a 2-2 mark in action this week. The Argos swept Spring Fling opponent Wisconsin-Oshkosh to kick off the week, but fell in a doubleheader with No. 4 Valdosta State over the weekend. Shannon Miles stood out on the week, as she launched three homeruns, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to VSU.
 
In their final Spring Fling doubleheader of the week, the Argos cruised to a 10-1, five inning victory in the first game and then staged a 9-7 come-from-behind victory behind the arm of Harvey in game two over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Miles stood out at the plate with a 2-3, four RBI performance that included two homeruns in the first game victory, while Crystal Thompson led with four RBI in the second game.

The No. 15 Argos fell victim to the overpowering offense of No. 4 Valdosta State in a doubleheader sweep by the Lady Blazers on Saturday afternoon. While West Florida held leads in both games, they dropped the first game in six innings by a 14-6 score, and surrendered 8-4 in game two. Three Argonauts homered in the two contests, as Karri Bisbee led with three hits on the day.

The Argos will be back in GSC action this weekend, traveling to West Alabama for a noon doubleheader on Friday. West Florida will then wrap up the weekend at North Alabama on Saturday, with first pitch also scheduled for noon.


MEN’S TENNIS (7-7, 3-1 GSC)
- 3/23 vs. No. 41 North Alabama: 8-1 W
- 3/25 vs. No. 11 Georgia College & State: rained out
- 3/26 vs. No. 21 Drury: 7-2 W
- 3/26 vs. No. 3 Valdosta State: 4-5 L
- 3/28 vs. Delta State: 8-1 W

The No. 7 UWF men’s tennis team went 3-1 for the week, with all four matches at home at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.  The Argonauts picked up wins over No. 41 North Alabama, No. 21 Drury, and Delta State, but they fell to No. 3 Valdosta State 4-5 in their first GSC loss of the season.

The Argos claimed an 8-1 win over UNA in the first match of the week, improving to 3-0 in conference play.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one doubles match on the way to the victory.  After a match against No. 11 Georgia College and State was rained out, UWF returned for two matches on Friday.  In the morning match against Drury, the Argos swept doubles play once again and won four of six singles matches to pick up the 7-2 win.

The Argos then hosted conference rival Valdosta State that afternoon, falling 4-5.  UWF went up 2-1 after doubles, as Kevin Ducros and Leandro Ferreira won 8-6 at the No. 1 spot and Sean Gunnels and Patrick Bateman also won 8-6 at No. 3.  After a stoppage of play due to darkness delayed the match until the following morning, VSU went back on top with wins at the No. 1, 4, 5, and 6 singles spots.  Ferreira had a big win at No. 2 singles for UWF, upsetting the No. 1 ranked player in the country Philip Pakebush 6-3, 7-6.

In Sunday’s 8-1 win over Delta State, the Argonauts took two of three doubles matches and swept all six singles matches to improve to 7-7 overall.  Gunnels and Lue were especially impressive at the No. 5 and 6 spots, respectively, as Gunnels won 6-0, 6-2 and Lue picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

The Argonauts will next face No. 27 BYU-Hawaii (12-1) on Monday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at UWF main campus in Pensacola, Fla.


WOMEN’S TENNIS (8-6, 3-1 GSC)
- 3/23 vs. North Alabama: 8-1 W
- 3/25 vs. No. 31 Georgia College & State: rained out
- 3/26 vs. No. 6 Valdosta State: 3-6 L
- 3/28 vs. No. 27 Delta State: 9-0 W

The No. 9 ranked Argonauts went 2-1 last week, and they started things off with an 8-1 win over visiting North Alabama.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one match in singles.  UWF then faced No. 6 Valdosta State, and the Lade Blazers outlasted UWF, handing the Argos a 6-3 loss.  Barbara Oliveira was one of two for West Florida to win at singles, and she defeated No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht at the No. 1 spot 3-6, 7-5, 10-0.  In the final match of the week, UWF bounced back with a 9-0 sweep of No. 27 Delta State.

With the win over Delta State, West Florida women’s tennis improved to an 8-6 overall record. The Argonauts will now face No. 3 BYU-Hawaii (18-0) on Monday, March 29 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at 9:30 a.m. The match will be a challenging one, as the Seasiders count on the top ranked doubles pair formed by Elwen Li and Yuan Jia. In singles Li is ranked No. 2 in the nation, followed by Jia who is ranked No. 3. BYU-Hawaii also counts on Jenny Chin who is ranked No. 20 in the country in singles.


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2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK

3/29

Dustin Lawley
Baseball

Shannon Miles
Softball

Barbara Oliveira
Women's Tennis

3/22

Ashleigh Allgood
Softball

Daniel Vargas-Vila
Baseball

3/15

Melissa Chastang
Softball

Eric Kroll
Baseball

Andrey Pozhidaev
Men's Tennis

3/8

Taylor Brewster
Women's Tennis

3/1

Natalia Espinosa
Women's Golf

Jason Postill
Baseball

Bhavna Shetty
Women's Golf

2/22

Amy Drake
Women's Basketball

Jillian Lafrance
Softball

2/15

Amber Ingram
Softball

Blake Olson
Men's Golf

2/8

Zach Cates
Baseball

1/18

Jose Davila
Men's Basketball

1/11

Sabrina Stambouli
Women's Basketball

1/4

Max Hoggard
Men's Basketball

12/14

Ken Mitchell
Men's Basketball

12/7

Amy Drake
Women's Basketball

11/30

Dominique Boykins
Women's Basketball

Maurice Thomas
Men's Basketball

11/23

Shameka Gordon
Women's Soccer

Jonathan Jackson
Men's Basketball

Tiffany Williams
Women's Basketball

11/16

Courtney Jones
Women's Soccer

Jamie Nichols
Volleyball

11/9

Frank Cope
Men's Soccer

Lindsay Homme
Volleyball

11/2

Shakira Duncan
Women's Soccer

Patricia Gandolfo
Volleyball

10/26

Kara Gonzalez
Volleyball

Eddie Pagan
Men's Cross Country

Jordan Stone
Women's Soccer

10/19

Valissia Brathwaite
Volleyball

Richard Dixon
Men's Soccer

10/12

Donald Davis
Men's Cross Country

Shakira Duncan
Women's Soccer

10/5

Kevin Ducros
Men's Tennis

Leandro Ferreira
Men's Tennis

Bailee Hedstrom
Women's Cross Country

9/28

Patricia Gandolfo
Volleyball

Jenny Lines
Women's Golf

Kaley Morris
Women's Soccer

9/21

Tyler Bowman
Men's Cross Country

Jay Mainville
Men's Soccer

9/14

Kimberly Clark
Volleyball

Dernelle Mascall
Women's Soccer

9/7

Shaneka Gordon
Women's Soccer

Megan Steinocher
Women's Cross Country

8/31

Paul Willoughby
Men's Soccer


THIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULE

Monday, March 29
W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women's Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula's Golf Club)
M. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00
W. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00

Tuesday, March 30
W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women's Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula's Golf Club)
Baseball vs. Mobile 5:00

Thursday, April 1
M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)
W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)

Friday, April 2
M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)
W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)
Softball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* noon
Baseball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* 4:00

Saturday, April 3
M. Cross Country @ Tiger Invitational (at Auburn, Ala.)
W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)
M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)
Softball @ North Alabama (DH) (at Florence, Ala.)* noon
Baseball @ West Alabama (at Livingston, Ala.)* 1:00


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