Saints Blast 10 Homeruns, Score 34 Runs in Double Header Sweep of SFCC

February 5, 2011 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 scott.jamison@sfcollege.edu

SF BASEBALL

SAINTS BLAST TEN HOMERUNS IN DOUBLE HEADER SWEEP OF SOUTH FLORIDA CC, 11-0 AND 23-4

Avon Park, FL – The NJCAA #23 Santa Fe (6-1-1) put up a combined 34 runs on 31 hits and 10 homeruns in a 14 inning double header sweep of South Florida CC in Avon Park on Saturday afternoon, improving their streak of consecutive games with double digit runs to five.

Freshman Andrew Grifol had a day to remember as he pitched a scoreless inning in game one and hit three homeruns, including a grand slam in game two, tallying nine RBI. Jay Laurienzo hit a homerun in each game, giving him one in each of the last three games.

Santa Fe hit three homeruns in game one and seven in game two. They rolled up 15 total extra base hits on the afternoon.

Chris Lee (1-1) pitched the first five innings of game one, allowing only two hits. Steven Ragans and Grifol finished off the seven inning shutout with one scoreless inning each.

TJ Spina was 2-for-3 in game one with a three run homerun and four RBI, Jay Laurienzo was 2-for-5 with three RBI and homered for the second consecutive day, Tim Remes had the other Saints homerun and finished 1-for-2 with three RBI. Austin Lawrence was 3-for-5 and Drew Doty was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

SF put game two away early on with a nine run second inning on eight hits and three homeruns. They tacked on six more in the fifth on a two run homerun by Zach Taylor and a grand slam by Grifol.

Santa Fe put 20 hits on the board in game two with 11 of them for extra bases. Grifol led the rout by going 4-for-5 with a double, a two run HR, a three run HR and a grand slam. Cory Elasik also went 4-for-5 and added a grand slam of his own totaling four RBI on the game. Not wanting to be left out of the action, Drew Doty added a two run homer, his second on the season.

Austin Lawrence finished game two 3-for-5, Garrett Greenwell was 2-for-5, Turner 2-for-4 and Nathan Bandy 2-for-4.

Alec Asher (1-0) picked up his first win of the season with four shutout innings. Ryan Yarbrough pitched one inning, surrendering four runs on three hits, Kyle Rowe struck out two in a scoreless inning of work and Antwan Brown closed the game out with a scoreless seventh.

The Saints are now hitting .351 as a team with 14 homeruns through eight games and are averaging nearly 10 runs per contest. They have a team ERA of 2.39.

Santa Fe returns home to host Hillsborough CC on Monday, February 7 at 3:00 pm.

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