By: Jay Kidwell
St. Ambrose baseball team adds LHP/OF Tommy Argo
St. Ambrose University Head Baseball Coach Jim Callahan is excited to announce the signing of Tommy Argo from Black Hawk College.
Argo, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, has signed a letter of intent and will transfer to St. Ambrose in the fall 2013. He will have two years of athletic eligibility remaining at St. Ambrose.
A 2011 graduate of Davenport Assumption High School, he has attended Black Hawk College the last two years.
During his high school career Argo, the son of Knights Head Baseball Coach Bill Argo, was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Class 3A-First Team in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, he was voted the Mississippi Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
At Black Hawk, he pitched in 11 games and compiled a 4-2 record last season. Argo had a strikeout/innings pitched ratio of 0.94, fanning 34 over 36 innings of work.
"I was excited about the decision but it was very tough. Many factors figured in to which school to choose but St. Ambrose was best for me and my family," Argo said. "Attending St. Ambrose will allow me to continue to play the sport I love.
"One of the reason I choose to continue to play baseball at St. Ambrose was how competitive they have been in recent years," Argo said. "And getting a degree from St. Ambrose meant a lot, and is a degree I can be proud of."
Argo will be joining a St. Ambrose baseball team that earned a share of the Midwest Collegiate Conference regular-season championship by finishing 16-8 in league play. It's was the Bees' ninth MCC championship since conference play began in 1991.