D2 Baseball – West Florida blows out Winona State
CARY, N.C. – History was made at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Saturday in Cary, N.C., as the University of West Florida baseball team won its first-ever national championship in a 12-2 win over Winona State. The Argonauts surged ahead with four runs in the first and ran away with the win to claim the trophy. The national championship is the first baseball title in school history and the sixth across all sports at UWF.
Senior Daniel Vargas-Vila (Jacksonville, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan) (16-1) won his 16th game of the year and allowed just two runs in eight innings. The right-hander earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the tournament, earning two wins and allowing just two runs in 16 innings. Vargas-Vila was relieved by senior closer Shane Waller (Bryceville, Fla./Northwest Florida State), who struck out the side in the ninth and clinched UWF’s first-ever baseball national championship.
Winona State starter Kodey Simon (8-3) received the loss, allowing seven runs, three earned, in four innings. The Argonauts rallied for five more runs off four Warrior pitchers over the final five innings.
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