He shares the honor with Holyoke’s Maxx Catapano, which came after Bargas got two saves and appeared in three games out of the bullpen last week. Bargas, a freshman left-hander, retired all nine hitters he faced.
On June 15, Bargas got his first save of the year in a 3-2 victory against Lowell and set down two of his three outs by way of the strikeout. On June 17, Bargas got another save in a 6-4 win at Holyoke and in the process tossed a perfect ninth inning, striking out one. He also pitched a perfect ninth in a loss to New Bedford on June 19.
The Navigators have gone 5-1 since Bargas’ first appearance of the season back on June 15, and they were 0-6 prior to.
In addition, Bargas’ Oklahoma Sooners are currently participating in the 64th College World Series in Omaha, and they defeated South Carolina 4-3 on Sunday and will now play Clemson Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Ironically, Clemson pitchers Dominic Leone and Kevin Kyle will be joining the Navigators after their effort in Omaha, as will Bargas’ teammate at Oklahoma, shortstop/pitcher Jack Mayfield.