FLORENCE — Chad Boughner and Brantley Claunch combined on a three-hit shutout of No. 1 ranked West Florida Sunday as North Alabama posted a 2-0 win over the Argonauts to take the Gulf South Conference series 2-1.
With the win North Alabama is now 18-6 overall and 4-2 in GSC play. West Florida falls to 15-6 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Boughner, now 3-2, pitched seven and 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three singles and walking five. After issuing a walk to the leadoff batter in the eighth and then getting a ground-out, Boughner exited and left the game in the hands of Claunch, a freshman leftty who retired five of the six batters he faced to record his first save of the season.
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