West Florida Feasts on Cougar Pitching in 15-4 Win on Wednesday
Pensacola, Fla. -- West Florida hitters pounded out 15 hits, including three homeruns on Wednesday, en route to a 15-4 non-conference win over Columbus State. The Cougars fall to 34-10 with the loss, while UWF moves to 33-15.
The Argonauts got single runs in the second and third innings and then exploded for six runs in the fourth to run out to an 8-0 lead. The big blow of the fourth was a three-run homer by Dustin Lawley. Lawley would finish the day with five RBI for UWF.
UWF responded with two more runs in the bottom of the inning, one of those coming on a solo homer by Jack Materne. The Argonauts then effectively put the game away with a five-run seventh inning. Ryan Day's two-run single was the big hit in the frame as UWF went up 15-1.
The Cougars pushed across a pair of runs in the eighth, both coming via the long ball. Jason Rogers continued his pursuit of the single-season school and conference homerun record by belting his 24th round-tripper of the year to lead off the inning. Cameron Griffin followed two outs later with another solo homer to make it 15-3. The Cougars added a lone run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Logan Foster.
Chris Snipes suffered the loss for the Cougars as he surrendered five earned runs on six hits in 3.2 innings of work. Brian Satterfield gave up three hits and four earned runs in a third of an inning, while Drew Cox allowed one run and one hit in his lone inning of work. Jordan Freeman pitched an inning and two-thirds and allowed five runs on three hits. Robby Nettles was the only pitcher to keep UWF scoreless, going an inning and a third and allowing just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts.
Scoop Pharr led the offense for CSU with three hits in four trips to the plate. Montes added a pair of hits, while Rogers went 1-2 with his homer and three walks.
CSU returns home for its final three home games of the season this weekend. The Cougars take on Augusta State in an important Peach Belt Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. with a single game. Saturday's double header will start at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by Senior Day activities.