April 29, 2007 Box Score VALDOSTA, Ga. – In Blazers Tommy Thomas’s final home game as head coach after a 40-year career, Valdosta State (27-28, 8-10 GSC) upended West Florida (36-17, 10-8 GSC) 5-2 in the conclusion of their three-game series Sunday afternoon at Billy Grant Field in Valdosta, Ga.West Florida put up the initial run of the game with one in the first inning. With two outs Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) singled through the left side of the infield, and two batters later Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala./ LB Wallace CC) drove in Williams with an RBI double to right center field.The Argonauts added to their lead with one run in the second inning. Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton HS) led of the inning with a single to right field, and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Brown (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Gulf Breeze HS).Valdosta State took the lead with four unanswered runs, three in the fifth inning and one in the eighth inning, giving the Blazers a 4-2 lead. In the fifth, an Argonaut error and a pair of hits by Richard Flores and Rance Morgan drove in the first run. Following a hits bats man to load the bases, Nick Copeland hit a two-run single to center field. In the seventh, another Argonauts error put the first base runner on and once again Copeland singled to the outfield driving in the Blazers run.The Blazers added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning to go up 5-2. Justin Huff led off the inning with a double and score on another Argonaut error.With the victory the Blazers clinch the fourth place in the Gulf South Conference East Division. West Florida claimed third place in the GSC East Division after sweeping yesterday’s double header over Valdosta State. The top four seeds for both the GSC East and West Divisions earn GSC tournament bids.Up next for the Argonauts is the GSC Tournament, West Florida will play the second seed from the West Division on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Millington, Tenn. The tournament is double elimination format and the winner earns a bid in the NCCA regional tournament.Follow all the action with “Live Stats” and listen to the every game live at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version West Florida Win Series,Drops Finale Share
Clonmel’s Dave Foley is unavailable for selection because of an ankle injury.Meanwhile, leaders Leinster host Edinburgh tonight at the RDS.Kick off is at 7.35. Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan continues his second row partnership with Billy Holland while Cahir man Tommy O’Donnell remains at openside.Johnny Holland starts the match at out half, Darren Sweetnam is on the wing and up front hooker Mike Sherry returns and Jack O’Donoghue comes back at number 8.Captain CJ Stander switches to 6.