February 9, 2011 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 email@example.com
SAINTS WIN A TIGHT GAME AGAINST ST. PETE COLLEGE, 5-4
Gainesville, FL – The NJCAA #23/FCCAA #3 Santa Fe Saints won their fifth game in a row on Wednesday afternoon in Clearwater, defeating St. Petersburg College 5-4.
Malcolm Clapsaddle started on the hill for SF and pitched five innings, surrendering three runs while striking out five. He was relieved in the sixth after loading the bases with no outs, but Kyle Rowe stepped onto the mound and got out of the inning with no runs scored. He struck out the first batter, forced a pop up to second base for the second out and got a fly ball out to right field to end the threat.
Rowe (1-0) pitched 3.2 innings to record the win and Jarod Carlton (1) pitched the final out for his first save of the season.
The big inning for the Saints came in the seventh when they pushed four runs across. Trey Griffin (1) started the rally with a solo homerun, Austin Lawrence drove a run in with a single and Jay Laurienzo knocked in two on an RBI double.
Santa Fe’s other run came in the second on a solo homerun by Tim Remes (3).
The Saints had three players with multiple hits. Drew Doty finished 2-for-5, Trey Griffin was 2-for-3 with a homerun and Cory Elasik was 2-for-4.
SF returns home on Saturday and Sunday for games against South Florida CC and Gulf Coast CC. Up first is a double header against SFCC on Saturday starting at 12:00 pm. The Saints defeated the Panthers 11-0 and 23-4 in Avon Park on February 5. On Sunday the Gulf Coast Commodores come to Gainesville for a game at 1:00 pm.
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