23 Sep

GAME NOTES: Argos travel to Shorter for GSC series

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida softball team will travel to Rome, Georgia this weekend when they take on Shorter University, April 11-12. The Argonauts (15-25, 7-16 GSC) will play a three game series with the Hawks, starting with a doubleheader Saturday, April 11 and followed by a single game Sunday, April 12. Previewing ShorterShorter University enters the weekend with a 24-10 (14-9 GSC) record so far this season and are currently sitting in fourth in the GSC standings. The Lady Choctaws last played the University of West Alabama on April 3-4 and won a three game series with the Tigers 2-1.The Hawks currently have six student-athletes who are batting above .300, including team leader Paige Rowland who is batting .402. Rowland currently ranks sixth in the Gulf South Conference in batting average, second in on-base percentage (.560), and 10th in slugging percentage (.634).Shorter has a dynamic pairing of starters in the circle this season in Maddie Bray and Amanda Blanchard. Bray is leading the team with a 1.90 ERA in 18 appearances and has compiled a 8-6 record with seven complete games and two shut outs. Blanchard leads SU with 13 wins on the season to just two losses and a 1.93 ERA. In 23 appearances, she has seven complete games, three shut outs, and is third in the GSC with 102 strikeouts. Home and Away Series with Montevallo CanceledThe University of West Florida home and away series with Montevallo University April 15 and April 20 has been canceled. The Argonauts (15-25, 7-16 GSC) will not face another non-GSC school for the remainder of the season and will close out the season with series against Shorter University, the University of West Alabama, and Delta State University. UWF currently stands in ninth in the GSC standings and will face opponents ranked fourth (SU), sixth (DSU), and seventh (UWA). Rowell Earns GSC Freshman of the Week for Second TimeUniversity of West Florida softball freshman Kaylen Rowell (Pensacola, Fla.) has been named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week. Rowell earns the award for the second time of her career after earning the award on March 24. The Pensacola native paced West Florida after going 4-for-15 (.267) over the weekend and led UWF with two homeruns, one double, and three RBI. She also led UWF with a .733 slugging percentage and came in to score four runs to help the Argos go 3-2 over five games. Rowell currently leads the Argos in homeruns (4), RBI (17), slugging percentage (.482), and on base percentage (.398) and is ranked 12th in the GSC in walks drawn (18). Around the GSCAlabama Huntsville came away with a massive series win versus No. 1 Valdosta State last week and jumped to No. 11 in the NFCA rankings. Also up was No. 9 North Alabama, which took two of three games versus West Georgia. UNA is second in all of NCAA Division II in both earned run average (1.23) and fielding percentage (.980). The ranking is the highest in UNA softball program history. #ARGOS#– www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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