first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 2 West Florida baseball team swept a doubleheader with Shorter on Pen Air Federal Credit Union Military Appreciation Day Saturday at Jim Spooner Field. The Argonauts (27-5, 19-3 Gulf South Conference) defeated the Hawks (9-24, 6-14) 9-2 in game one.“Well I was proud of the way we came out and swung the bats in the first game,” UWF coach Mike Jeffcoat said. “Dawson Brown had a nice start for us, and the bullpen finished up the rest.”UWF won game two 3-2 in extra innings on a walk-off single from Aaron Haag (Andalusia, Ala./Southeastern Louisiana).“The second game was a tight game, a pitcher’s duel,” Jeffcoat said. “Dayan Rodriguez probably had his best outing of the year. He had 10 strikeouts and held them there until we could get a run on the board late. “It’s always big to get a sweep at home, especially in conference and on Military Appreciation Day.”Game one: West Florida 9, Shorter 2The Argonauts totaled 13 hits as every hitter that stepped up to the plate for UWF, including two pinch hitters, reached base at least once.Only senior Garrett Flynn (Davie, Fla./Sagemont Upper School) went without a hit, and he walked once, drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and scored a run.Junior Sean Plunkett led the UWF offense, going 3-for-5 with three runs and 2 RBIs. Sophomore Chase Kiefer (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs.UWF starter Dawson Brown (McDonough, Ga./Georgia Perimeter College) improved to 5-2 after pitching six innings and surrendering two hits and two unearned runs.Kevin Peters (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater HS) pitched two scoreless innings of relief before Josh McLaney (Laurel Hill, Fla./Paxton HS) finished the game with a scoreless ninth to secure the win.Game two: West Florida 3, Shorter 2 Tied 2-2 in extra innings, Kaleb Barlow (Florence, Miss./Chipola) led off the bottom of the eighth with an infield single to shortstop. Brandon Tyler (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) came on to pinch run, and Haag drove him in with a walk-off double to the left-center field gap.“Kaleb did a good job getting on base,” Haag said. “I knew I had just had to put something out there and give him a chance to score.”UWF scored two runs in the first on an RBI-single by Austin Southall (Baton Rouge, La./Chipola) and a bases-loaded walk by Cliff Covington (McIntosh, Ala./Alabama Southern CC) to go up 2-0. But Shorter tied it 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the second.Starter Dayan Rodriguez (Sarasota, Fla./State College of Florida) improved to 5-0 after pitching eight innings and allowing two runs, one earned, while striking out a career-high 10 batters.The Hawks put two on with none out in the eighth, but Rodriguez retired the side with a foul out and a pair of strikeouts to end the top half of the inning.UWF hosts Shorter in the series finale Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#West Florida 9, Shorter 2 (04/12/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 1)———————————————————————-Shorter…………. 002 000 000  –  2  2  1      (9-23, 6-13)West Florida…….. 140 002 11X  –  9 13  3      (26-5, 18-3)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Shorter – Colton Cross; Brodie Orr(7) and Jacob Forrest. West Florida – Dawson Brown;Kevin Peters(7); Josh McLaney(9) and Garrett Flynn.Win-Dawson Brown(5-2)  Loss-Colton Cross(3-4)  T-2:30  A-0-West Florida 3, Shorter 2 (04/12/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 2)———————————————————————-Shorter…………. 020 000 00 –  2  5  1      (9-24, 6-14)West Florida…….. 200 000 01 –  3  7  1      (27-5, 19-3)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Shorter – Russell Crosby and Jacob Forrest. West Florida – Dayan Rodriguez andKyle Hamner.Win-Dayan Rodriguez(5-0)  Loss-Russell Crosby(0-2)  T-2:11  A-673Weather: Cool and sunnyPrint Friendly Version Share Aaron Haag drove in his team-leading 25th RBI in the eighth inning of game two. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img No. 2 UWF sweeps doubleheader, walks off in game 2last_img