W. Florida rebounds from opening loss
DeLorenzo picks up first collegiate win against Flagler
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- No. 1 West Florida bounced back from an opening day loss to defeat Flagler 4-2 on Saturday. Freshman Jordan DeLorenzo picked up his first collegiate win in relief. With the victory the Argonauts even the series 1-1 and improve to 1-1 overall on the season.
Flagler scored first in the bottom of the second inning on a solo homerun by Kyle Foti. The Argos were held hitless by Flagler starter, Micah Kellogg, until the fourth inning when Michael Tomlinson ripped an RBI single to right field scoring Dustin Saulmon.
The game remained knotted at one until the seventh inning when the Argonaut bats came to life. With the bases loaded and nobody out Blake Barber drove in a run on a groundout to the second baseman scoring Saulmon, to give UWF their first lead of the season 2-1.
The next batter, Taye Larry, lined a ball to right field scoring Tomlinson and later came around to score on a wild pitch, capping the Argos three-run inning and putting UWF on top 4-1. The Saints scratched across a run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly but was not enough as West Florida held on to pick up their first win on the season.
Josh Tanski got the start on the mound for UWF and pitched five innings allowing one run on four hits and earned a no decision. DeLorenzo earned the win hurling 2.2 innings allowing one run on one hit and struck out three batters in relief. Bobby Parker came on in the eighth inning and tossed 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts to record the save.
Flagler’s Jake Brandenberger received the loss allowing three runs on three hits in 0.2 innings of work.