Saints Fall to MDC in Round One of the State Tournament

May 6, 2010
Contact: Scott Jamison



Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints managed only three hits in a loss to Miami Dade College Thursday night, falling 11-2 to the Sharks in the first round of the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VIII State Tournament in Lakeland. Santa Fe plays Friday at 1:00pm against Gulf Coast.

MDC starting pitcher Daniel Hernandez was masterful on the mound, allowing only two earned runs while striking out 11. Gary Merians (5-4) started for the Saints and matched Hernandez for the first two innings before running into trouble in the third. Two wild pitches and two sacrifice flies gave the Sharks a 5-1 lead, one they would not relinquish.

Jeff Moyer provided a bright spot for the offense, tripling in the sixth inning, leading to a Saints run.

Moyer, Spina and Claudio had the only hits for SF.

The Saints face off against FCCAA #1 Gulf Coast CC tomorrow at 1:00pm in an elimination game. The commodores were upset by St. Petersburg College 10-9 earlier in the day. The game can be watched live on

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