No. 11 West Florida sweeps Delta St.
Pron extends hit streak to 12 games to back Vargas-Vila
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Senior right-hander Daniel Vargas-Vila pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout to lead No. 11 West Florida to a 3-0 win against No. 20 Delta State on Sunday at Jim Spooner Field, completing a three-game sweep vs. DSU. Vargas-Vila allowed a two-out double in the fourth inning and walked just three batters in his first career shutout.
Vargas-Vila (2-1) gave up a leadoff walk to start the game, but he allowed just three more batters to reach base the rest of the way. DSU’s Michael Niemann walked with one out in the sixth, but Vargas-Vila retired the next 11 batters to clinch the win. The right-hander finished the game with eight strikeouts, one shy of his career high.
Brandon Hardin (0-1) pitched seven solid innings for Delta State (3-3), striking out seven while allowing two runs on seven hits and four walks. Andrew Lytle came in to relieve Hardin in the eighth and gave up one run on one hit.
The Argos (10-1) got on the board early, as junior left fielder Taye Larry beat out a high chopper at the plate to start UWF’s rally. Larry advanced to second base on a passed ball, and he then scored on a sharp, ground ball single by junior second baseman Leo Lamarche.
West Florida scored again in the fourth on an RBI single by junior first baseman Kenny Stalls, and Stalls added another RBI in the eighth on a sacrifice fly.
Junior third baseman Josh Huggins continued his hot streak and went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two walks. Senior right fielder Greg Pron went 1 for 2 with a walk and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.