Walton Wins Fifth Straight Start in Argonauts Victory

first_img Share Walton Wins Fifth Straight Start in Argonauts Victory April 28, 2007 Box Score  FLORENCE, Ala. – For the second time in as many days, Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) shut down the North Alabama offense. Walton held North Alabama to six hits in a 2-0 win on Saturday at Cox Creek Park. West Florida (31-23, 11-10 GSC) won their fourth consecutive front end of a conference double header. North Alabama (32-18, 11-9 GSC) lost for the fourth time in the last five games against a conference opponent.Walton tossed her third complete game shutout in her last four starts. She has not allowed an earned run in her last 32 innings as a starter.Walton and North Alabama starter Megan Niesel held each team scoreless through the first five innings. West Florida left two runners on base in the second and fourth innings, while North Alabama squandered a bases loaded, one out opportunity in the bottom of the fourth inning.With two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Nicky Van Camp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) drew a walk. Staub then followed with a double to deep left to plate the first run of the game. West Florida added an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning on Melissa Chastang’s (Saraland, Ala./Satsuma HS) RBI double.North Alabama put runners at first and second with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning after a walk and an error. But Walton settled down and retired the next three Lion hitters to seal the Argonauts victory.Walton (16-8) limited North Alabama to six hits, while striking out two and walking one in the complete game win. Niesel (9-5) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Staub and Van Camp combined for four of West Florida’s six hits, while Lindsey Greene was 3-4 for North AlabamaPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more