West Florida splits doubleheader
Thompson's walk-off home run lifts Argos to opening victory
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- With one swing of the bat West Florida first baseman Chrystal Thompson gave the Argonauts a 5-3 win against No. 18 Alabama-Huntsville with a two-run walk-off homer to left field.
The Argos, now 23-15 overall and 7-5 in the Gulf South Conference, then dropped the second game to the Chargers, 25-10 overall and 7-5 in the GSC, 11-1 in just six innings.
Thompson gave the Argos the 5-4 win with her walk-off, two-run blast over the left-field fence.
The Chargers came out on top in the second inning, scoring four runs on four hits including a pair of RBI doubles. The Argos responded by putting up three runs, picking up on a two-run single to right-center field by Danielle Kildow to make it 4-3 UAH.
Both teams then went scoreless into the bottom of the seventh after the Argos held the Chargers hitless in their half of the inning. With two, outs Kasie Buckley singled to center field, bringing up Thompson who blasted a pitch over the left-field fence to end the game.
Thompson finished up the game going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored, the only Argo with multiple hits on the game.
Jordan Ratliff picked up the win in the circle after going all seven innings allowing six hits and striking out five.
The Argos failed to find the offense they had in game one as they were run-ruled in the second game 11-1 in six innings.
Charger Abby MacKay was a perfect 3-for-3 in the game with three home runs and seven RBIs as UAH shut down West Florida.
The lone run of the game for the Argos came in the bottom of the first when Sarah Scott drove home Kildow on an RBI double.
Scott was the only Argo with hits in the game as she went 3-for-3. She also took the loss pitching after lasting just 2.1 innings giving up six runs on seven hits.