UWF Baseball Checks In At No. 8 In Newest NCBWA South Region Poll

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –  UWF baseball (28-16, 18-8 GSC) came in at No. 8 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II South Region Top 10.The Argos battled through some tough games last week, losing twice by one-run at North Georgia before dropping two of three at Montevallo. The Argos played three total one-run games last week. Matt Jones starred for the team, racking up seven hits, including two home runs.This is the seventh straight week in the Top 10 for West Florida. The team has been ranked as high as fourth. The Argos checked into the latest Collegiate Baseball poll tied for 28th with GSC rival North Alabama.Tampa (32-7) came in at No. 1 in the South Region for the fourth straight week with 78 points and six first-place votes. Delta State (35-7) jumped to No. 2 while Florida Southern (34-5-1) dropped back to No. 3. Nova Southeastern (29-10) is fourth while Saint Leo (32-8) came in at No. 5. Montevallo (32-14), North Alabama (30-15), West Florida, Mississippi College (28-12), Lee (23-23) and West Georgia (27-16) rounded out the poll.The Argos currently stand at third in the GSC. The team has clinched a conference playoff berth, and will travel to Delta State for the GSC Tournament May 5-8.UWF returns to action tomorrow with a single game at Spring Hill (24-16, 15-1 SIAC). Start time is slated for 6:00 p.m.For the latest information on the Argos, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic Fights Back To Win 8th Australian Open Title

first_imgNovak Djokovic produced a fantastic comeback to win a record-extending 8th Australian Open title on Sunday as he became the first man in the Open Era to win a grand slam title in three different decades.The Serbian second seed dug deep to prevail in five sets 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem at the Rod Laver Arena.Djokovic who has won all eight finals he’s contested in Melbourne will now return to number one in the world in place of great rival Rafa Nadal when the next rankings are released on Monday.The victory puts him on 17 career grand slam titles and within three of Swiss Roger Federer’s all-time leading tally of 20 men’s singles titles, with Spain’s Rafael Nadal now only two ahead on 19. The Serb’s triumph ensured the wait continues for somebody to break the stranglehold of the old guard, with Djokovic, Nadal and Federer having won the past 13 Grand Slam titles.No other player has won a men’s major title since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the US Open title in September 2016.For Dominic Thiem, a wait for a first major continues as he has now lost a third straight grand slam final following defeats in the 2018 and 2019 French Open finals to Rafa Nadal.The Austrian will, however, take great pride in his display in his first-ever Melbourne final and first grand slam final outside Roland Garros. He showed steely resolve to recover from losing the opening set and took the next two sets but appeared to run out of steam later on as Djokovic, who twice called for the doctor, found his rhythm to end Thiem’s challenge and took the title when Thiem shanked a forehand wide on the first of two championship points. Related2020 US Open: Thiem Downs Medvedev To Set Up Zverev FinalSeptember 12, 2020In “Featured”Australian Open: Djokovic, Nadal, Williams Get Tricky DrawsJanuary 16, 2020In “Tennis”Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Crushes Tsitsipas to Advance to Fifth Final Against Novak DjokovicJanuary 24, 2019In “Tennis”last_img read more

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