April 10, 2012

Argos Use Late Back Comeback to Take down Saints 6-3

Contact: Steve Cunha,

PENSACOLA, FL – The North Georgia baseball team lost their second straight non-conference game on Tuesday night falling 6-3 to West Florida at Jim Spooner Field. 

The Saints (18-19) fell below .500 on the road this season with the loss, while West Florida (25-12) snapped a four game home losing streak with the win.

North Georgia jumped on the Argos early plating a run in the top of third when Andrew Gordon, Jordan Erisman and Derek Hooper hit back-to-back-to-back singles to load the bases. Kenny Bellavance followed with an RBI fielder's choice, but Matthew Black struck out and Terrell Jones grounded out to end the threat. 

West Florida tied the game up in the home half of the third. The Saints built a two-run lead plating a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings thanks to an Argo error and a Travis Naraine RBI groundout.

West Florida came roaring back in the fifth, scoring two runs to tie the game at three. An inning later the Argos would pull away plating three runs on just two hits. 

Over the final three frames the Saints mustered just two hits as the West Florida bullpen held them at bay.

Offensively the Saints were led by Erisman and Bellavance who accounted for six of the team's 10 hits. 

Nick Bader was on the hook for the loss tossing just one-third of an inning and allowing two runs and two hits, while Brian Ellington picked up his sixth win of the year for the Argos.

The Saints wrap up the mid-week series with the Argos tomorrow, April 11. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.